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Toyota Corolla, Sedan
Feb 20, 2007 (9:24 pm)
if you analize the toyota design strategy you will find a pattern that follows this way.
Lexus box modelo 2000 to 2005 tranfer the design to corolla 2003, then corolla 2003 tranfer the design to yaris o echo 2006.
Now is the same.... Lexus and Camry tranfer the box to corolla 2008, and then in 2011 corolla tranfer the box to Echo.
This design have some logic if you think about that Toyota is more conservative than Honda or Mazda designs.
Tell me your point of view
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Mar 03, 2007 (3:11 pm)
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Tell me about Corolla 2008, looks like nobody mades the homework?
#721 of 3103 Re: 2008 Corolla [kenym]
Mar 04, 2007 (6:40 pm)
For that country.
The US Corollas and countries on other continents' Corollas have different styling.
#722 of 3103 Re: 2008 Corolla [jaxs1]
Mar 04, 2007 (7:57 pm)
All I know is the new Corrolla better be on the ball, other manufacturers are going more upscale and Toyota will be left behind if they arent careful. VW's 2008 Jetta will have a 140hp diesel motor with over 200ft/lb of torque which will make it fun to drive and give it fuel efficiency in the 40+ mpg range not to mention side and curtain airbags, and a virtual alphabet of safety features. If it had Toyota reliablity I'd snap one up in a second flat. At the rate things are going reliablity is the only potential drawback I see.
#723 of 3103 Re: 2008 Corolla [jaxs1]
Mar 05, 2007 (8:15 am)
I wasn't aware of that
#724 of 3103 Re: 2008 Corolla [elemoncelli]
Mar 05, 2007 (8:24 am)
other manufacturers are going more upscale and Toyota will be left behind if they arent careful.
It depends. If other manufacturers are going upscale and climbing up in terms of price points as well, that would potentially create a nice vaccum for the Corolla if it stays within the current price range. Not everyone wants to pay 20 grand for a high quality small car.
#725 of 3103 Re: 2008 Corolla [jacksan1]
Mar 05, 2007 (8:35 am)
"More upscale" could mean having standard safety and convenience features such as telescopic steering wheel, ABS, side bags/curtains, and active head restraints, and optional features such as VSC, heated leather seats, satellite radio, Bluetooth, SmartKey, and navigation. Corolla currently has none of these in the U.S. except optional VSC, but some of its competitors have most if not all of these features. And they don't cost $20k. The bar has been raised since the current Corolla debuted in 2002.
Mar 05, 2007 (8:50 am)
I agree. This segment has been changing fast in the last five years. The current Corolla's continuing sales success (increasing in sales as it ages, to well over the 300K point last year) may indicate that people would rather save the bucks than pay for the additional features and safety content, but of course with models like the Elantra out there, people don't necessarily have to pay more to get more.
I think it is virtually inevitable that the next Corolla will match the Civic dollar for dollar on pricing. The only difference is Toyota won't build a DX without A/C. If there still is a CE, I expect it to be $1000 more than a Civic DX, and to have one or two more standard features, probably the A/C and a 4-speaker CD stereo (and I expect all Corollas to have six standard airbags, ABS, and VSC). Certainly if the cheaper Yaris has standard A/C and CD, Toyota won't leave them off the base Corolla. (This is also probably the last generation Civic in which the base model lacks A/C)
That means an '08 Corolla S will go for almost $20K before options with an automatic. Look at the competition. Why wouldn't they raise the prices that high?
#727 of 3103 Re: backy [nippononly]
Mar 05, 2007 (9:23 am)
Side airbags and ABS need to be standard, I think, although Toyota left them off the Yaris as standards. VSC as standard? Only if Toyota wants the Corolla to stand out as the only car in its class with standard VSC. I think that's doubtful as they try to keep the price reasonable, especially on the CE.
If the S has leather standard, plus ABS and the side bags, then it might garner in the $19's with an automatic. Some competitors like the Lancer GTS and Elantra Limited are $1000-2000 less than that MSRP, so it can't be much more as real-world prices for the competition are even less ($1500 in rebates on the Elantra right now, for example).