Despite this popularity, Toyota is likely to drop the famous name when the Corolla’s replacement is launched in Europe later this month. The new car’s name could possibly be Auris or Orius, but this is yet to be confirmed. The move to a new name is to position the Corolla’s replacement towards a younger demographic where it would compete against cars like the hot new Civic and the Euro hot hatches.
The car will be continued to be labelled the Corolla in other regions and will be powered by a 1.8-litre four-cylinder engine, which develops 136hp (100kW). The European version will be manufactured in the UK but the choice of powerplant hasn’t been confirmed.