Saturday, March 05, 2011

2013 Toyota Corolla Hatchback/Auris



The curent Auris is basically a hatchback version of the Corolla, for the European market.
With a much better interior than what were getting over here.

The next version is due in 2012 as a 2013 Model.
And this time, we might also be getting the hatchback version in the US.
Which will allow Toyota to better compete with the new Focus, Elantra etc...
A hybrid version will be offered in Europe. Not sure if it will make it over here.

This is the current Auris for the European market.
As you can see, it still looks 1000 times better than out Corolla.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh good god! Who the eff cares about a Corolla except for geriatrics and admin assistants?

Messy said...

This is misdirection at it's finest. Toyota designs cars today that should have looked this way last generation. In a nutshell, they are always a generation behind in their look / designs. They have nothing that looks fresh and modern. Look at the 2011 highlander front end as an example. It has 5 different vent style openings. They are trying way too hard because they have no firm solid design direction.

Anonymous said...

Uh, who would choose this over the Matrix?

Anonymous said...

The return of spy shots with cardboard camo!

Great to see, you need to post more interesting spy shots like these.

It looks similar in profile to the current Auris, but almost no details can be made out.

Anonymous said...

"Oh good god! Who the eff cares about a Corolla except for geriatrics and admin assistants?"




Students, those that live in high density cities with no space to park, those who care about reliability, in fact millions. However, they have no style...

Anonymous said...

The top picture is using the current model body as a test mule.
Testing out a new platform, handling,engine,etc. The sill doesnt line up with the rear wheel arch. Possible no rear quarter panel either. The new body obviously isnt ready yet.

Anonymous said...

"The top picture is using the current model body as a test mule.
Testing out a new platform, handling,engine,etc. The sill doesnt line up with the rear wheel arch. Possible no rear quarter panel either. The new body obviously isnt ready yet."

Good eye. I had a feeling that wasn't the new body. Even using the current body as a shell, not a thing can be made out.

ne1butu said...

"Students, those that live in high density cities with no space to park, those who care about reliability, in fact millions."

Millions of people who are woefully behind the times. Ten years ago there were few competitors against the Corolla. The Civic and the Focus maybe. But not much else. Today, this is not good enough. Students and city dwellers have a lot of other high-quality options that also look and drive great and that won't suddenly accelerate on its own.

Long Island Matt said...

I'd be interested in a Corolla hatchback/station wagon.

I think it could be a big hit if they upgraded the interior but most especially the engine/tranny. It should have an upgraded version of the 6-speed auto now available on higher end Toyotas (e.g., Camry).

There a lot of people who need something w/ a hatch but don't want/need an SUV or Minivan. The Venza is no answer to this market need, as it is too bulky, too expensive, and gets terrible gas mileage.

Anonymous said...

"Anonymous said...
Uh, who would choose this over the Matrix?

March 5, 2011 8:18 PM"

I would.

Close the door on a Matrix and listen to the sound. I've never heard a cheaper sounding vehicle ever.

The Matrix is garbage.

Anonymous said...

Messy's comment is spot on, Toyota has no design direction. Hey , they recalled another 22,000 today! With toyota, that's like a weekly thing now. They are quickly earning a reputation as poorly built cars.

Anonymous said...

They will still sell plenty no matter what anyone thinks.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
"Messy's comment is spot on, Toyota has no design direction. Hey , they recalled another 22,000 today! With toyota, that's like a weekly thing now. They are quickly earning a reputation as poorly built cars."

March 7, 2011 7:40 AM

Recalls are a fact of life these days, not only in the automotive industry either.
No carmaker is immune to recalls. Even Ferrari is recalling some of their models as they are bursting into flames.
In reality, the higher number of a specific vehicle on the road, the higher volume of recall is issued.

Anonymous said...

1000 times better than our Corolla? Let's see; 0 x 1000 = 0.

I'd have to call it even. Neither is better... than anything.

Anonymous said...

"1000 times better than our Corolla? Let's see; 0 x 1000 = 0.

I'd have to call it even. Neither is better... than anything."

March 13, 2011 5:38 PM

But they are still the best selling car. LOL