The all-new Corolla will be distinctive and different to its Japanese counterpart, and features a high-roofed interior with quality materials throughout. Toshi Ezaki, the Corolla’s chief engineer, says he wants the all-new Corolla to give drivers more “excitement and delight”. To achieve this, the car will be offered with four different drivetrains, two diesel and two gasoline powerplants combined with a total of three different transmission choices. As for delightfulness, we'll have to see it to believe it.
Toyota is also expected to launch a vehicle based on its Auris concept, which will be positioned as an upmarket version of the Corolla. The car will sold alongside as a premium small hatch and is supposedly built off a unique platform. Sales should start in the spring of 2007.