btw what engines in china?They are targeting 50k a year, which is how many Reiz they were selling back when it was popular. But I think they can be much more ambitious than that. Not having a 2.0L certainly limits its volume, but in its segment there's simply no serious challenger.
FAW played the right card by promoting it as a sporty sedan, like GAC did with the Camry. They did not call it a 'full-size premium car' to not affect the Crown. They are also making sure nobody is cross-shopping it against the ES. It is the spiritual successor to the Reiz (the world is a crazy place), which makes me worried that Toyota is seriously considering replacing the Mark X with the Avalon in Japan.
Also, Corolla will come with 9" screen in china too, together with 12.1, vs 8" in the Europe/USA.