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#577 of 3103 Re: while [nippononly]
Oct 26, 2006 (11:41 pm)
would be surprised if they use the CVT in the U.S. Despite all the publicized advantages of a CVT over a traditional auto, they haven't been very popular here - just look at sales of the Nissan models that have had them, in comparison to other vehicles in each segment.
That's because up until now CVT's had this slipping clutch effect that some drivers dislike (I don't find it a problem on my 1998 Civic HX CVT coupe). If Toyota's CVT-i unit on the new Corolla sold in Japan can "adjust" its operation automatically to suit driver perferences like the JATCO CVT's used on the 2007-model Nissan Altima and Maxima, then I think we will see the CVT on the next-generation Corolla for the North American market.
#578 of 3103 Re: Auris Released - Unlikely for NA [jacksan1]
Oct 26, 2006 (11:42 pm)
However, I think the Auris is in many ways a preview of the 2009 Corolla coming in January 2008 for the US market. Restyle the rear end of the Auris so it neatly integrates a full trunk and that coule be the 2009 North American-market Corolla sedan.
#579 of 3103 Re: while [backy]
Oct 27, 2006 (7:58 am)
Yes lots would go for a vehicle like that. Now it's the mid-trim Yaris at $15365 that has all of those items. But still a huge part of the population of buyers opt for the $14100 Yaris with none of the above. It's about 5/1 in favor of the more basic trim.
#580 of 3103 pics of future corolla
Oct 27, 2006 (8:17 pm)
Do you think we will see pictures of the future corolla by summer 2007.
#581 of 3103 Re: Corolla Coupe!!! [backy]
Oct 28, 2006 (6:33 pm)
It would make sense to have a corolla coupe as i said before, but toyota already has the yaris competing against the scions. So i do not think that the corolla coupe would have much impact on the sales of the tC. Toyota is definately going to have to put out an affordable sporty model, i would hardly classify the new supra as affordable, but it would definitely give honda some competition when it comes to the civic.
Nov 03, 2006 (9:13 pm)
Id like to the new Corolla have ABS and front, side, and curtain airbags as standard equipment. Even better if it had traction control too.
#583 of 3103 Re: safety features [elemoncelli]
Nov 04, 2006 (5:26 am)
Here is a consideration along those lines. The NHTSA and the IIHS are mandating/pushing for all new vehicles to have VSC ( and TC ) as standard equipment in the near future. If the new Gen Corolla didn't already have it I'd be fairly certain that it will have those in this next 'delayed' iteration.
#584 of 3103 Next-gen (JDM) Corolla Off to Good Start
Nov 14, 2006 (7:07 pm)
The all-new JDM Corolla is off to an excellent start in sales, Nikkei has just reported. Orders for 35,000 units have been received in the first month of sales. The monthly sales target for the JDM Corolla is 12,000 units.
The production of the Corolla sedan is being off-loaded to Central Automobile, a production subsidiary of Toyota, due to the Takaoka Plant that regularly builds the Corolla being overwhelmed with production demands.
#585 of 3103 Re: Next-gen (JDM) Corolla Off to Good Start [jacksan1]
Nov 15, 2006 (11:36 am)
Well looking at the jdm features and price which is pretty much the same price as the present model corolla for us, what person in this segment wouldn't choose the corolla over any other vehicle. The corolla has nav, xenon, backup camera, self parking, pre-crash (tightens seat belts if detects possible crash similar to the Mercedes safety feature), and more. It offers more features than even the larger classes. Hopefully we get some (being realistic here) of the features.
Nov 16, 2006 (8:21 am)
make a "Limited" trim for the Corolla line next time around, we may get some of those things in the U.S. Otherwise, I seriously doubt it. And that Limited would probably have to be in the range of $22K, without additional performance attributes over the rest of the line - that price is pushing it for a Corolla.
Look at the Mazda3 - the only way to get those "luxury" items in that model is to go for the "Grand Touring" model, which bundles many of them together, and is above the regular Touring models. And is quite pricey.
The only one of those you can get in the new Civic is NAV, and then only on the higher trims. And the brand new Sentra - the best you can do in that car with the very priciest package is leather seats, Bluetooth, and keyless start. No nav, xenons, rear cameras, or anything else.
My bet is Toyota won't step too far outside the established mold with the new Corolla - they are all about the relentless quest for maximizing sales volume.