12th Generation E120 Toyota Corolla Thread (Hatch, Sedan, Cross)

Messages
1,888
Reaction score
2,187
The Prius c was dropped in North America, with the reason given that the Corolla Hybrid replaces it.
The c was at the end of its lifecycle (8 years) so yeah, the Corolla seems natural given its price point. OTOH, I still think the car is just offsetting the sales of the regular Prius.
 

LexsCTJill

Follower
Messages
282
Reaction score
195
That's 3.0L/100km. It's doable but very hard even for a hyper miler.
that is pretty good feel economy. . However if you compare the hybrid Corolla to a higher end of Corolla with the gas engines, Toyota has removed a lot of things. For example there is no sunroof. And if you look at the way it’s built, there are sound dead any materials that have been removed in the wheel wells in the rear as well as underneath the car there’s a lot of missing thought the padding. What I do like about the hybrid Corolla is that it does come from Japan if you’re into that type of thing
 

Joaquin Ruhi

Expert
Staff member
Moderator
Messages
1,532
Reaction score
2,431
Before anybody gets too excited, the BZ trademark as of this writing has NOT been filed in the U.S. and was NOT filed in conjunction with Corolla, so there is zero evidence of a Corolla BZ badge for a North American version of the Corolla Touring Sports wagon. That's just wishful thinking on the part of GR86.org forums member Apex who first discovered this, and was then blindly parroted by the folks at Motor1 and CarBuzz.

In fact, the Toyota BZ trademark was filed by Australian law firm Spruson & Ferguson, so it's possibly just a trim level for the Australian market.
 
Last edited:

LexsCTJill

Follower
Messages
282
Reaction score
195
Before anybody gets too excited, the BZ trademark as of this writing has NOT been filed in the U.S. and was NOT filed in conjunction with Corolla, so there is zero evidence of a Corolla BZ badge for a North American version of the Corolla Touring Sports wagon. That's just wishful thinking on the part of GR86.org forums member Apex who first discovered this, and was then blindly parroted by the folks at Motor1 and CarBuzz.
Didn't think it was true. I doubt they will bring this wagon to North America...what they will have IMO is a Corolla Cross that competes with Impreza Crosstrek...I can see that being a big hit for Toyota... Toyota made the new Corolla 4 cubic feet smaller inside compared to the outgoing model, all done on purpose to push people to the Corolla cross in the future
 

Joaquin Ruhi

Expert
Staff member
Moderator
Messages
1,532
Reaction score
2,431
In fact, the Toyota BZ trademark was filed by Australian law firm Spruson & Ferguson, so it's possibly just a trim level for the Australian market.
Some Googling reveals that certain Asia Pacific markets offered a Corolla BZ Touring wagon during the 1990s. Unlike GR86.org, Motor1 and CarBuzz, the folks at Carscoops seemingly got it right:

New Toyota Trademark Fuels Questionable Speculations On Corolla Wagon For The USA
BY CRISTIAN GNATICOV | POSTED ON MAY 25, 2020

The new generation Toyota Corolla can only be had in two body styles in the U.S. market: hatchback and sedan. Now, there’s speculation about a third variant being considered, a station wagon. Wait, what; that doesn’t sound right, does it?

Not really, but that’s the assumption that the GR6Forum adopted upon learning that Toyota trademarked an application for the ‘Toyota BZ’ moniker on May 22 this year with the USPTO. The listing is for the Class 12 of Goods & Services, meaning that it can be used for “automobiles and structural parts thereof”.

The story has been picked up by several mediums, but there’s no information backing up that claim, with all reports merely repeating what the forum’s email, which was sent to CarScoops as well, says providing no proof whatsoever about the relation to the Corolla wagon.

The only connection we found between “BZ” and “Corolla” is the 1990s Asian-market Corolla BZ-Touring Wagon. For all we know, after seeing the trademark, someone over at the forum might have just googled the term “Toyota BZ”, saw the pictures of the Corolla BZ Touring Wagon and connected the imaginary dots.

But what about a crossover-styled wagon?
Truth to be told, wagons are a dying breed in the States, with only a few select crossover-styled models like the Subaru Outback and Volvo V60 / V90 Cross Country having any measurable success. That said, we highly doubt Toyota would introduce a regular wagon model in America. However, a taller-riding variant with SUV-styling elements wouldn’t be completely out of the question.

On the other side of the pond, aside from the Corolla Touring Sports, aka the estate, Toyota also offers the Trek edition, which as you may have figured out by its Subaru-ish moniker, is a more rugged looking variant with an increased ride height. That’s something more plausible / digestible to the wagon-aversed U.S. audience.

In any case, we can’t speculate on a simple trademark filling. For what it’s worth, we’ve reached out to Toyota to see if they could tell us something about the BZ nameplate that’s in the process of being secured, but we don’t expect to hear back anything other than the typical “we don’t comment on future productions and/or speculations”.
The one detail that Carscoops missed is that the Toyota BZ trademark was filed in Australia, NOT in the U.S. Thus, I'm going to stick my neck out here that Toyota BZ is simply the Australian market counterpart to the raised and body-cladded Corolla Trek wagon we've already seen in Europe.
 

Joaquin Ruhi

Expert
Staff member
Moderator
Messages
1,532
Reaction score
2,431
Before anybody gets too excited, the BZ trademark as of this writing has NOT been filed in the U.S. and was NOT filed in conjunction with Corolla, so there is zero evidence of a Corolla BZ badge for a North American version of the Corolla Touring Sports wagon...

In fact, the Toyota BZ trademark was filed by Australian law firm Spruson & Ferguson, so it's possibly just a trim level for the Australian market...

The one detail that Carscoops missed is that the Toyota BZ trademark was filed in Australia, NOT in the U.S. Thus, I'm going to stick my neck out here that Toyota BZ is simply the Australian market counterpart to the raised and body-cladded Corolla Trek wagon we've already seen in Europe.
Scratch some of that. A week ago (on May 22), Toyota USA filed trademark application #88929330 for Toyota BZ. As in Australia, Corolla is not part of the trademark application. The major question is whether, as some of us suspect, this turns out to be the raised and body-cladded Corolla Trek wagon we've already seen in Europe or something else altogether. As another possibility, much as Toyota hedged its bets by both registering the Harrier trademark in the U.S. and keeping Venza live before settling on the latter for its new urban crossover, perhaps they're indecise between Corolla Cross and BZ for the upcoming Alabama-built, Corolla-derived crossover.
 

Joaquin Ruhi

Expert
Staff member
Moderator
Messages
1,532
Reaction score
2,431
@Joaquin Ruhi , maybe the rumored Yaris Cross based Lexus BX is in fact a Lexus BZ?
Not likely. Unlike LQ (which was trademarked solo, thus making it possible for either Toyota or Lexus), this new trademark is specifically for "Toyota BZ", thus ruling it out for Lexus use. Plus, Lexus' crossovers and SUVs have always had "X" as a second letter, and BZ wouldn't fit that pattern.
 

Gecko

Connoisseur
Staff member
Administrator
Messages
3,238
Reaction score
6,930
^hard to really tell, but thanks for the pics.
 

mikeavelli

Connoisseur
Staff member
Moderator
Messages
4,634
Reaction score
9,265
The cars are hits with enthusiasts. The hatch in particular is modified a ton. The sedan owners have been waiting for RS-R suspension and it sold out as soon as it arrived. Very good news for Toyota to have enthusiasts buying and modifying.
 

spwolf

Expert
Messages
2,843
Reaction score
2,942
The cars are hits with enthusiasts. The hatch in particular is modified a ton. The sedan owners have been waiting for RS-R suspension and it sold out as soon as it arrived. Very good news for Toyota to have enthusiasts buying and modifying.
They will go crazy with 270hp awd in it
 
Top