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#459 of 4027 When Corolla redesign?
Feb 21, 2001 (8:47 am)
Do any of you know w/ any certainty when the redesigned Corolla will come to the U.S.? I've seen several references here to it as the "2003", although at least one reference to it arriving "next year," too. (Would that be a redesigned 2002 model, arriving late this calendar year, or a 2003 arriving in late 2002?)
We own a 1998 Corolla (bought new) and have been quite satisfied. We need to replace our dying 1986 Accord, and soon'd be best. If the Toyota Corp. plan was to give the U.S. market the redesigned Corolla in the 2003 model year cycle, can they really wait out the criticism critics have been piling onto the 2001 (vs. its competitors' newer redesigns)? We are less interested in style, car fashion, cornering performance, or roominess than the current Corolla's other virtues--and compared to the interests of most reviewers. But photos here and on other Edmunds Town Hall Corolla sites that picture the already-out (begun when?) Japanese Corolla and the different one in SE Asia, as well as their reported larger size, make 'em seem attractive--'tho' they'd probably cost more, right?
Answers, please, about the new Corolla design's date of arrival to U.S.! Thanks.
#460 of 4027 Folks
Feb 21, 2001 (10:38 am)
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Sedans and Women's Auto Center Message Boards
Feb 21, 2001 (11:06 am)
At this point, it's 99% sure that it's coming fall of next year as a 2003 model.
Japan and European corolla are 2 years ahead of us in term of design cycle.
The redesigned corolla will indeed be bigger (over 5 inches longer and 3 inches taller), and better. I guess keeping in pace with the redesigned Camry coming this year.
Cost is probably not be much more. U.S corolla will be built in the U.S and Canada, so import fees won't really apply.
The new Japanese Corolla, comes loaded, is selling at about $17,000 MSRP loaded (it even comes with a navigation system). The U.S's higher labor cost, probably means the Corolla will probably sell at $17K fully loaded, but without the navigation system. But I think it's a good deal for a bigger, more powerful, and more upscale car.
If there is no radical changes to the U.S version than the JDM and European version, when it arrives here in 2002, it will probably make most competitors obsolete.
Some of the higher trimed Corolla in Japan right now has double wishbone suspension in the rear. So it should be sportier (but I dont' know if it will make it to U.S). Engine is probably going to be 130-136 hp (sharing engine with Toyota Matrix, which will have 130 hp basline engine). With 5 inches longer and 3 inches taller (probably means a more upright seating position), it will probably rival Mazda Protege in term of room. And with upscale looks (which so far looks much classier any compacts on the market right now), and Toyota quality and reliability, it will probably rock the market.
Feb 21, 2001 (2:38 pm)
Sorry, friend -- we'll have to agree to disagree on this one -- I don't care for that Corolla at all. Looks way too sedate for me.
#464 of 4027 Thanks liufei
Feb 21, 2001 (4:47 pm)
Sedans and Women's Auto Center Message Boards
Mar 02, 2001 (6:27 pm)
Those links don't appear to work.
Incidentally, the latest issue of Auto World Weekly (featuring trucks) has a spy shot of the next Corolla--I'm pretty sure they listed it as a 2003 model. I'm not too sure if it was really a "spy" shot though; the picture looked pretty much the same as the JDM Corolla we've all seen. The license plates certainly aren't local!
#466 of 4027 re:rsparrow
Mar 03, 2001 (11:51 am)
If those are true, then probably its a done deal that the next generation Corolla
here in the US will be the one similar to those currently being released
in Japan and Europe?
#467 of 4027 God, I hope not.
Mar 03, 2001 (1:16 pm)
Just what we need -- another tall-profile grocery getter for down-sized baby boomers. Sheesh!!!
#468 of 4027 Sales of 2001 CE with 3 speed auto
Mar 06, 2001 (11:59 am)
If my info is correct this car is avail only with the 3 speed auto correct? (Manual also)
If this is so how are sales going? I have CE 2000 with 4 speed auto,don't think I
would buy one now with with a 3 speed. Charlie Johns Island, SC