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#753 of 3103 Re: Info on 2008 Corolla [jaxs1]
Mar 10, 2007 (10:02 pm)
Yes the Wagon will never make a comeback because in today's age it is the land of crossover vehicles. The Toyota Corolla Wagon became the The Toyota Corolla Matrix. While the Camry Wagon was discontinued in 1996. Later Toyota came out with the Highlander which is basically a Crossover Camry wagon. But today the word "Wagon" hurts sales so they slap another name such as Matrix, Highlander, Vibe, and etc.
In regards to Toyota coming out with a new Corolla later this year as a 2008 model it will be interesting because I am curious if Toyota keeps the current model another year. But what I believe happens is Toyota releases it early next year as an 09 model. I have gotten mixed responses because it keeps changing but I keep hearing early next year.
#754 of 3103 Re: Info on 2008 Corolla [cubssoxs]
Mar 12, 2007 (9:11 am)
Go check the Toyota websites in Ireland, Australia,and spain. In Ireland they have a wagon as well
check the "Aurion" in Australia and the "Auris" In Ireland
In spain there is this cool video of the Auris
I relly like the Aurion
How come in America we get the worst models
corolla verso like a wagon
#758 of 3103 Re: Info on 2008 Corolla
Mar 14, 2007 (11:45 am)
It looks like a Scion tC ......... Anywho ....... here's the scoop:
those for 2007 (MY08) release get ........ Zer0 points
those for 2008 (MY09) release pat yourselves on the back. Your right and there wrong ..... Toyota just released the Tenative Release dates for the NEW (Major Changes) and Improved 2009 Corolla ..... Release date is set for February 2008 ( If hell doesn't freeze over or global warming submerges all dry land, BUT you know Toyota is always a Month or two late )............ AND FUNNY enough release for the NEW (Major Changes )and Improved Matrix is ..... you guessed it February 2008 for the 2009 Matrix. This comes right from the Top so it is very good Information.
#759 of 3103 Re: Info on 2008 Corolla [twq83]
Mar 14, 2007 (11:59 am)
Agreed, this has been the position all along of the people working at Cambridge and Fremont.
Now if someone has more updated info on the new 'ZR' engines that would also be interesting. 1.8L or 2.0L? Dual VVT-i assumed? New 2.4L 'ZR' in the new Matrix?
#760 of 3103 Re: Info on 2008 Corolla [kdhspyder]
Mar 14, 2007 (9:59 pm)
That sounds right because the current Corolla came out in February 2002 as a 2003 model. So technically Toyota said the Corolla was delayed one year and that is accurate. Because the Redesigned Corolla was supposed to come out February 2007 as an 2008 model but it was delayed a year and now is coming out February 2008 as a 2009 model.
Also the Matrix will no longer be called the Matrix when the redesigned model comes out it will be renamed the Toyota Blade which I have heard from various sources.
#761 of 3103 Personally
Mar 15, 2007 (10:40 am)
I think February is stupid and too early for a following model year release. Why can't the damn thing be an '08 introduced in Februrary '08. It must be due to CAFE or something along those lines. March is a little better (like the Camry, for example), and April is fair, but February is just plain odd, for me. I mean look what happened - the current, outdated, less safe than the competion Corolla will have been on the market for SIX model years!
#762 of 3103 Re: Personally [alpha01]
Mar 15, 2007 (10:45 am)
Maybe one reason is that a February '08 launch for a 2008 model makes the car ineligible for the various 2008 car awards. So might as well call it a 2009.
Launching mew models early in the year is pretty common these days. Toyota has done it, e.g. Camry and 2003 Corolla. DCX has done it, e.g. 2005 minivans. Hyundai has done it, e.g. 2006 Sonata.