Next-generation Toyota Corolla Im Spotting Testing On Mountain Roads

Next-generation Toyota Corolla iM spotting testing on mountain roads

It appears that Toyota is hard at work on developing the next-generation Auris hatchback. One of our spy photographers snapped some pictures of the new economy car tackling some tight twisties. In case you were wondering why you should care about a Toyota you've never heard of, the reason is that you've heard of its American-badged cousin the Corolla iM, which shares the current Auris's platform and most of its styling. The regular Corolla sedan is unique to the U.S. market.

Based on these spy photos, the new Auris/Corolla iM is certainly an evolution of the current design. It has a wedge-y nose and profile, as well as crisp, acute angles throughout the body. Some of those cues have been exaggerated, though. The headlights in particular have been stretched nearly to the middle of the car. Odds are there won't be much if any kind of grille between the lamps. Instead, there will probably be a sizable grille in the lower bumper to handle all of the cooling duties. That grille also has a unique pattern to it.

Junkyard Gem: 1987 Toyota Corolla Fx16 Gt-s

Junkyard Gem: 1987 Toyota Corolla FX16 GT-S

Corolla badging in the United States got very confusing during the 1980s, mostly because the third-generation Corolla had been such an overwhelming sales success in the 1970s and Toyota wanted other cars to partake in Corolla sales goodness. First came the Corolla Tercel in 1980, a car not related to the regular Corolla. Later in the decade, Toyota shoppers could choose between rear-wheel-drive Corollas and front-wheel-drive Corollas, in the same showroom at the same time. Here's an example of the hot-hatch Corolla that made Volkswagen GTI owners sweat back in the late 1980s, spotted in a San Francisco Bay Area self-service yard not long ago.

These cars had a well-deserved reputation for reliability, although the GT-S FX16s tended to get bashed into concrete abutments and/or spit connecting rods through the oil pans when in the hands of over-enthusiastic owners. This one still looks very solid with nearly a quarter-million miles on the clock.

This 1000-torque Corolla Im Float Auto Is An Indisputable Hot Hatch

This 1000-pull Corolla iM float auto is an entire hot deliver

The Toyota Corolla iM, some time earlier the Scion iM, is an extraordinarily elegant little hatchback, regardless it doesn't have the verve and life of our most venerated economy hatches. Papadakis Racing dealt with those issues when building Fredric Aasbo's most recent Rockstar Energy-maintained float auto. It's a Corolla iM with a marvelous 1,000 torque and back wheel drive.

in the event that you hadn't speculated from that line alone, there isn't a gigantic measure of Corolla iM left under the float auto's expanded body. Nonetheless, it does in any case have a Toyota four-barrel in the engine. It's a 2AR motor whose less intense cousins are found under the hoods of the RAV4 and Camry, among others. It makes the already said 1,000 drive and 850 pound-feet of torque in light of both a turbocharger pumping in 33 psi of lift and nitrous oxide imbuement. The power experiences a four-speed canine box transmission to the back wheels, and the auto highlights broad monitor flares at all four corners.

1989 Toyota Corolla All-trac Station Wagon

1989 Toyota Corolla All-Trac Station WagonSince we're on something of a move with 1980s Japanese four-wheel-drive station wagons in Colorado destroying yards, we should proceed with this amazingly sensible 1989 Corolla All-Trac wagon. Like most Corollas amid the last half-century, these autos weren't horribly energizing to drive however took care of business in an extremely able way and went on for decade after decade. Here's a quarter-million-mile illustration I discovered a week ago in a Denver self-benefit yard.

Toyota Hilux And Corolla Rivalry Stays Hot

Toyota Hilux and Corolla Rivalry Stays HotToyota's in-house rivalry for sales supremacy between HiLux and Corolla is shaping up as another nail-biting contest in 2017, based on automotive market results for January.
HiLux took overall honours in 2016 as the best-selling car in Australia - the first time a vehicle other than a passenger car has earned the title for a full year.

Toyota: Advanced Safety For Corolla Hatch

Toyota: Advanced Safety For Corolla HatchToyota has further boosted the safety technology for its Corolla hatch with three new leading-edge technologies available across the range.
The package - pre-collision safety system with forward collision warning and autonomous emergency braking, lane departure alert and automatic high beam - is now standard equipment on the top-of-the range $30,0201 ZR hatch.

Toyota Corolla Celebrates 50 Years With New Style And Safety

Toyota Corolla Celebrates 50 Years with New Style and SafetyToyota is marking the 50th anniversary of Corolla with a major upgrade for the sedan that incorporates new safety and technology features, more standard equipment and refreshed styling.
Advanced safety equipment now available across the sedan range includes a pre-collision system with autonomous emergency braking.

Toyota Hilux And Corolla In Close Battle For Sales Supremacy

Toyota Hilux And Corolla In Close Battle For Sales SupremacyThe race to decide Australia's best-selling car for 2016 is too close to call with two Toyota vehicles, HiLux and Corolla, separated by a razor-thin margin at the head of the field.
With one month to go, the popular HiLux workhorse has built a narrow lead of just 615 sales after it topped the national sales charts in November.

Toyota Corolla Turns The Tables On Hilux

Toyota Corolla Turns The Tables On HiluxToyota's Corolla has leapfrogged its stablemate HiLux to become Australia's best-selling car in 2016.
HiLux entered September at the top of the sales ladder with a narrow lead over Corolla, only to see the small-car champion reverse the pecking order by the end of the month.

Toyota Corolla Turns 50

Toyota Corolla Turns 50Toyota's Corolla will achieve a major milestone this month as the world's most popular car celebrates its 50th anniversary.
Introduced to Japan in October 1966 as the "people's car", cumulative global sales of Corolla have grown to more than 44 million.

2017 Toyota Corolla Gets Updated Styling & Equipment

2017 Toyota Corolla Gets Updated Styling & EquipmentThe 50th Anniversary Edition isn't the only change Toyota has in store for its hot-selling Corolla. Along with it, the Japanese automaker is introducing a mildly revised version of the popular econobox, featuring some updates to the exterior styling, interior equipment, and onboard safety features.

Happy 50th Birthday, Toyota Corolla!

Happy 50th Birthday, Toyota Corolla!When you make the best-selling car in the world, you don't simply throw away the well-recognized nameplate. That honor perpetually belongs to the Toyota Corolla, which is now celebrating its 50th anniversary.

Toyota Hilux And Corolla Lead The Field

Toyota Hilux And Corolla Lead The FieldToyota has recorded its best August new-vehicle sales in nine years with the ever-popular HiLux and Corolla leading the market for the month and also for the year so far.
The two leading Toyota vehicles were joined by Camry in fifth place, handing Toyota three of the top five spots on the sales ladder, while LandCruiser wagon had its best result for any month since June 2004.

2017 Toyota 86, Corolla And Corolla Im All Get Small Price Increases

2017 Toyota 86, Corolla and Corolla iM All get Small Price IncreasesToyota has announced pricing for two of its orphaned Scion models and its popular small sedan, the Corolla.
Getting into the new Toyota 86, formerly the Scion FR-S, will now cost $27,120 for a manual-equipped model, an increase of $950 compared to the 2016 FR-S. Getting into a Toyota 86 with an automatic transmission will cost $27,840.