Even in my thoughts I can’t keep blaming Toyota for dishonesty. Just seeing recently on the Internet the image of the “unidentified” Corolla sedan, I seemed to plunge into childhood: green grass, swings, cars in the sandbox, delicious hematogen, “mum, why is orange an orange?” … Well, I was lying, not in childhood, but in his youth: the beginning of the 90s, graduation students, tests, Björk is just starting his solo career, on Sunday we play football, “finally Julia drew attention to me”, Toyota Corolla in the “hundredth” body … Stop! Here it is! The strange Corolla from the Internet painfully resembles that same car of twenty years ago. Take a look at these slightly old-fashioned proportions, at the not too inclined windshield, at this trunk, which is not at all torn to the skies. Classic, "sedan is such a sedan." The purity of the genre. Maybe the Japanese released this car in the dashing 90s, but I just don’t know anything about it? No! The fact is that the stranger who struck me like this is the latest model, which in May 2012 entered the market of the Land of the Rising Sun with the traditional Axio supplement for the “local Corolla”. The standard move for the Japanese - the novelty is rolled in on its own market, and then conveyors around the world begin to work. Do you know that the Corolla is the most popular car on Earth? Nevertheless, in the new generation, manufacturers are hoping to boost the interest in the model precisely with a “retrotome”.
Simultaneously with the beginning of Far Eastern sales of the Axio sedan (or a little later), the hatchback of the 2013 model year will enter the European markets, which, like the current generation, will look significantly different from the sedan. Question: will he keep the name Auris or will the Japanese return to the single legendary Corolla? According to rumors, Toyota executives are inclined to the second option.
Victor Fomin, editor-in-chief: