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

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No 2.0 hybrid...yet?
Some rumor said local production 2.0H system will introduce at Guangzhou Auto Show. And prepare to use at next year.
Most possbile will be C-HR Hybrid, because some consumer highly request ChDM C-HR introducing hybrid version(including me! 😄 ).
We all know some city in China got preferential policy for hybrid vehicle.
 

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That's the shortest hood I've ever seen?
 

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So it's Avensis predecessor which by itself Carina predecessor which was Corona predecessor!
 

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凌尚‘s english name is levin GT.
Today they also released RAV4/Wildlander Phev and CHR/Izoa Hev.
Faw Toyota will launch two BEV models in the next two years.
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Allion/Levin GT has 980mm (38.6 inch) of rear legroom! For reference that's more than Camry, Accord, Crown and 3-series L. This stretched GA-C platform is super space-efficient.

I'm still trying to figure out what SML-H and SML-H+ are. We have seen the codenames for a while now. Under Chinese vehicle classification SML-H is roughly A-segment in Euro classification. So new Vios maybe? Doesn't make sense to make a Vios EV though...

Highlander HEV will be this year and ICEV with carry over 8AR-FTS. K-Cross is Harrier 2.0 + 2.5 hybrid and C-SUV is Corolla Cross 2.0 + 2.0 hybrid.

What doesn't make sense is a ICE Med-SUV (new Prado?) and a HV Med-MPV in 2022, with no mention of Sienna (large HEV MPV).
 
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Subaru and Toyota could join forces on rally-inspired AWD hot hatch
It sounds like Toyota-badged version of the WRX

A report out of Japan states that Subaru and Toyota might be working jointly on an all-wheel-drive high-performance car. The rumored hot hatch is said take inspiration from the rally machines both companies fielded from their 1990s heydays.

According to Japan's Best Car magazine, the car fits in the footprint of an Impreza Sport, what we know in the US as the Impreza hatchback. Power allegedly comes from a 2.4-liter horizontally-opposed, turbocharged four-cylinder, and the AWD system is not the one found in the fire-breathing GR Yaris. Rather, the report says, it will feature symmetrical all-wheel-drive, a signature Subaru technology.

Reading between the lines, it would seem that this will be a largely Subaru-developed project, akin to the BRZ/86 twins. The size and engine hint at a WRX or WRX STI on the Subaru side using the FA24 that powers everything from the BRZ (in naturally aspirated form) to the Ascent (with a turbo for 260-horsepower).

While this sounds like the proper formula for a WRX, we're putting on our skeptic's hat for a moment. Subaru has stated that it sees the rally-bred WRX STI as the pinnacle of its performance philosophy, even above a purer sports car like the BRZ, and that's something it might be reluctant to rebadge as a Toyota.

From the Toyota side of the equation, it's exciting to imagine a version of this car wearing a sleek coupe body. After all, Toyota did re-file for trademark of the Celica name last month, and an all-wheel-drive variant would fall in line perfectly with the Celica GT-Four's (known as the Celica All-Trac in the U.S.) success in the World Rally Championship. A Toyota-badged version might also help get Subaru performance cars into the European market, where Subaru is withdrawing the BRZ while Toyota will continue to offer the second-generation 86.

On the other hand, Toyota already has an AWD, WRC-homlogated hot hatch in the GR Yaris, so why add another car that might steal its thunder? Of course, the car may not be badged as a Celica. Perhaps it's the hot hatch destined for the U.S. that was promised last year.

We could spin our wheels forever speculating, but for now we'll just say that while it seems unlikely, we wouldn't be mad if we were wrong.



My .02: Here comes your Corolla GR 🙂
 
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Subaru and Toyota could join forces on rally-inspired AWD hot hatch
It sounds like Toyota-badged version of the WRX

A report out of Japan states that Subaru and Toyota might be working jointly on an all-wheel-drive high-performance car. The rumored hot hatch is said take inspiration from the rally machines both companies fielded from their 1990s heydays.

According to Japan's Best Car magazine, the car fits in the footprint of an Impreza Sport, what we know in the US as the Impreza hatchback. Power allegedly comes from a 2.4-liter horizontally-opposed, turbocharged four-cylinder, and the AWD system is not the one found in the fire-breathing GR Yaris. Rather, the report says, it will feature symmetrical all-wheel-drive, a signature Subaru technology.

Reading between the lines, it would seem that this will be a largely Subaru-developed project, akin to the BRZ/86 twins. The size and engine hint at a WRX or WRX STI on the Subaru side using the FA24 that powers everything from the BRZ (in naturally aspirated form) to the Ascent (with a turbo for 260-horsepower).

While this sounds like the proper formula for a WRX, we're putting on our skeptic's hat for a moment. Subaru has stated that it sees the rally-bred WRX STI as the pinnacle of its performance philosophy, even above a purer sports car like the BRZ, and that's something it might be reluctant to rebadge as a Toyota.

From the Toyota side of the equation, it's exciting to imagine a version of this car wearing a sleek coupe body. After all, Toyota did re-file for trademark of the Celica name last month, and an all-wheel-drive variant would fall in line perfectly with the Celica GT-Four's (known as the Celica All-Trac in the U.S.) success in the World Rally Championship. A Toyota-badged version might also help get Subaru performance cars into the European market, where Subaru is withdrawing the BRZ while Toyota will continue to offer the second-generation 86.

On the other hand, Toyota already has an AWD, WRC-homlogated hot hatch in the GR Yaris, so why add another car that might steal its thunder? Of course, the car may not be badged as a Celica. Perhaps it's the hot hatch destined for the U.S. that was promised last year.

We could spin our wheels forever speculating, but for now we'll just say that while it seems unlikely, we wouldn't be mad if we were wrong.



My .02: Here comes your Corolla GR 🙂
I hope this project dies ASAP. Also how can this be a Corolla? That makes NO sense.

The fact that Toyota is going to rebadge a Subaru to make a GR Corolla is nuts. We have everything to make the GR Corolla. We have the amazing GR-Four AWD system, the G16E-GTS, a GREAT chassis, and a great transmission. This isn't the GR Supra or the GR 86 where they needed to be codeveloped. I get codeveloping those, but I can't stand behind this and defend Toyota anymore. REBADGING A SUBARU TO MAKE A COROLLA? The Corolla and Camry are their bread and butter sedans, this isn't the GR Supra or the GR 86. They're getting too comfortable and I'm high-key pissed off. F*ck this.
 
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