Friday, May 26, 2006

2007 Toyota Corolla.


This is the first picture of the new Corolla for 2007.
It might be a Japanese version of the sedan.
But it should be very very close to the one we'll get in the US.
The current Asian sedan and the US model are almost the same cars, except for the lights and some details.
And this is really nothing special. It even seem more boring than the current one.
A big disappointment.

No words on US engines yet. The rest of the world will get a choice of 1.5 Liter and 1.8 Liter.

I will post much more soon. Keep checking...

32 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yeah, that's boring. There is very little Toyota identity to it if any at all. Front end reminds me of a Mercury Mystique. Kinda.

Maybe bland is the new black.

Vince Burlapp said...

what did you expect you idiot!
it's a corrola!

if you want something good looking get a cobalt or a focus

Anonymous said...

Is this that mystery front end you posted a few weeks back that most people guessed was a Scion and some thought was a Mercury?

Anonymous said...

looks like the old civic....

Vince Burlapp said...

Yes it is the same front end.
I didn't know what it was at the time.

Anonymous said...

They take away 1 nut on the wheel!

adidas crosscountry said...

Looks similar to a Mercury Milan. Just with the typical Toyota twist that takes away any style.

Yes, I said it! A Mercury looks better than a Toyota!

Anonymous said...

Yes...this is the 'Mystery car' posted here http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/3545/557/320/mystery.jpg

Anonymous said...

I don't think we will ever see an exciting looking Corolla sedan. I was hoping that they would give us a daring Corolla hatchback, it does not seem that will ever happen.....

There can be only one said...

Toyota is still not concerned with the good looks. But from reliability point of view, you cannot compare Corolla with the offsprings from GM or Ford. I owned 2 GM cars - Money pits.

Anonymous said...

Vince, you sure this is accurate?
It doesn't have the current Toyota DNA.

Anonymous said...

Looks like a Mazda Protege MP3 to me.

Vince Burlapp said...

I am 99% sure this is accurate. But the US version might still be a bit different. (let's hope)

Matt said...

So VW copies the existing Corolla for their new Jetta, and now Toyota copies the new Jetta for their next Corolla? Are we stuck in a circular reference?

Anonymous said...

The front end looks to me like Scion meets Lexus. Yawn.

Anonymous said...

It looks extremely similar to an old man's left butt cheek... or right... or both... either one cause their both just as ugly... Gawd.

Anonymous said...

Now that is one really boring design....
Although toyotas were never exciting, that would be a huge diapointment. If the name can compensate for that?i doubt,but that´s me
It just looks so slow, a car for retired people...
(btw. reminds me of the Honda Fit/Jazz sedan they sell in some asian countries)

Anonymous said...

adidas crosscountry said...

Looks similar to a Mercury Milan.


That's the one I was thinking of when I typed Mystique.

I'm getting old.

Anonymous said...

I highly doubt the US sedan will look like that, or if any of the new Corolla variants will look like that. The new Corolla has been confirmed to have styling cues from the Yaris and new Camry, and this does not. This has a lot of styling cues from the current aging Avensis and the current old Corolla.

Do not forget that there are over a dozen variants of the Corolla available worldwide.

As already mentioned, this rendering of the Corolla does not have the new "vibrant clarity" design DNA.

This rendering, to me seems to hint at what the Corolla *would have* looked like, had Toyota not decided to make its styling more radical.

Lastly, this pic does not match the spyshots

Vince Burlapp said...

This is not a renderning.
This is a B& W picture that was taken in Japan, indoors.
then color was added later.
But this is a picture not an illustration.

Anonymous said...

A hybrid version might be interesting.

Anonymous said...

Most likely then, this is the JDM or ASEAN Corolla. Even then, I can see several details missing, especially if it was b & w, and colour added later.

Too many things don't make sense for this to be close to the US model car. More pictures are needed, such as high quality colour shots.

Not a lot can be said from these.

Anonymous said...

When you look at the improvement of the Yaris over the echo, especially the sedan, and look at the new Camry and what they put into it. As important as the Corolla is to Toyota and with the hot competition from Honda, Mazda, even Hyundai, there is NO way they would put out a Corolla that looks like that. That may be a photo of a Toyota Corolla something but not a US '07, no way.

Anonymous said...

Corolla JDM is "Unique".

It's the best selling sedan for decades. They did very great for a super conservative style for JDM.

American and Asian version will be more stylish.

Anonymous said...

blacklaser vince I visit your website more than 5 times everyday. and you post here a corolla spy picture who looks like new yaris. I think this is the 2008 corolla. ( not the picture of the euro rolla)the toyota maybe looks like they want better competition to the new civic, and maybe this is why the delay. the 2007 model is just a facelift, to call the attention. I have a corolla xrs. good car for the money.

Anonymous said...

this car is bullshit, i hate toyotas

Anonymous said...

a car for bumblasters

Anonymous said...

This car is for Japan only... The model that Europe, Australia and US get will be on a RAV4 platform meaning alot bigger, alot more stylish and will be moving up a class to get the Focus, Astra and Golf head on.

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Anonymous said...

wow... stop ragging on the poor Corolla! there's a reason why people buy the Corolla instead of sexier cars- reliability. Cars like the Mazda 3 and Cobalt look good at first, but you'll realize after a couple of years that you've screwed yourself. There is no need for a Corolla to be sexy, previous versions aren't, but that didn't stop millions from being sold.

RK Toyota said...
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RK Toyota said...

We love corollas. Best built car we’ve ever seen. Not sexy, but they hold up well.