These are the first of images of the next generation Corolla that goes on sale later this month in Japan. Details of the new car are up on Toyota’s Japanese website, which showcases both the sedan and wagon versions. The JDM delivered car is considerably different to the Auris concept that featured recently at the Paris Motor Show and we doubt this is the vehicle that will be sold as the Corolla replacement for markets outside Japan. Instead, for European and US markets, the Corolla will be replaced with a new car based on the Auris concept, although a name hasn't been confirmed as yet. It will receive a unique name and is expected to be larger than the JDM Corolla, coming equipped with an optional 2.0L engine.
In its home, Toyota is sticking with the Corolla nameplate but with the Axio tag added for its sedan and Fielder name for the wagon. For its tenth generation, Toyota engineers focused on improving quality levels and interior space rather than performance. Inside, the car gets a reversing camera as standard and double-folding rear seats that move at the touch of a single button.
Driving the wheels is a new version of the 1.8L four-cylinder mated with Toyota’s Super CVT-i gearbox developing 100kW and 175Nm of torque. There’s also a base version with a 1.5L motor and conventional five-speed manual transmission as well as a high performance four-wheel drive model.
images after the jump.