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Toyota Brightens Its 2020 Lineup with a Redesigned Corolla That's More Powerful and Safer Than Ever Exterior
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A compact icon turns twelve

The Corolla is a true benchmark for the compact segment, with over 46 million units sold over the course of five decades since its release in 1966. Now, the Corolla enters its impressive twelfth generation for the 2020 model year. Earlier in 2018, we got behind the wheel of the new 2019 Corolla hatchback and loved its raucous styling and shift-happy manual transmission. Now, the Japanese automotive behemoth is offering a brand-new sedan version, and it promises even more refinement, more technology, and a new look to boot.

 

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The Toyota GR Corolla Will Happen, But You Will Have To Wait A Bit More

The Toyota GR Corolla Will Happen, But You Will Have To Wait A Bit More

Unforeseen circumstances have forced Toyota to delay the GR Corolla

There’s no denying that we are spoiled for choice when it comes to hot hatchbacks. The Honda Civic Type-R, Hyundai Veloster N, and VW Golf GTIare currently some of the most popular global models out there, but now there’s another one on the way. It seems Toyota Gazoo Racing is not done with launching hot versions of boring cars and a GR Corolla is on the way. However, it’s not going to arrive when initially expected.

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2022 Toyota Corolla Cross

2022 Toyota Corolla Cross

The third iteration of the Corolla family will go on sale in October, 2021

Until recently the name "Corolla" made you think about Toyota’s compact sedan that is giving the Honda Civic a lot of headaches. Well, as of June, 2021 Toyota added a new version to the Corolla lineup: a compact crossover that will go after cars like Kia Seltos or Subaru Crosstrek.

The 2022 Corolla Cross will go on sale in October, 2021 and prices will range from $22,195 to $27,625, depending on the trim level and driveline.

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The 2022 Honda Civic Performs Pretty Well Against The Toyota Corolla and The Mazda 3 On the Drag Strip

The 2022 Honda Civic Performs Pretty Well Against The Toyota Corolla and The Mazda 3 On the Drag Strip

The 2022 Civic comes with better power figures, a turbocharger, but also a lousy CVT to even out the other advantages

The folks at Throttle House brought three ‘regular’ cars on a drag strip. These urban commuters are daily drivers that are meant to be economical, practical, and comfortable. No one actually purchases them solely considering how they perform in straight-line races. But, now that they’re here, we are actually curious to know which sedan trumps.

So, the contenders here are the Toyota Corolla, the Mazda 3, and the brand new 2022 Honda Civic. Which Japanese car do you think will win?

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The Hydrogen-Powered Toyota Corolla Endurance Racer Sounds Pretty Good

The Hydrogen-Powered Toyota Corolla Endurance Racer Sounds Pretty Good

This is the soundgasm we need heading into the future

The internal combustion engines are on the verge of getting knocked off into oblivion, but that doesn’t mean electrification is the only way to go. A lot of automakers are fighting to keep them alive for as long as possible before euthanizing them. Toyota is one of them, and it recently gave us a preview of the hydrogen-powered version of the GR Yaris’ engine. The automaker plonked it into a Corolla hatch and released a video of how it sounds. If this doesn’t give you the chills, we don’t know what will.

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The Toyota GR Corolla Could Shame The Hyundai Veloster R and VW Golf GTi

The Toyota GR Corolla Could Shame The Hyundai Veloster R and VW Golf GTi

With 296 horsepower, the first beefy Corolla since 2004 could dominate the hot hatch market

Despite trends in the automotive industry, Toyota is hellbent on cracking through the norm and delivering fun cars that aren’t electric or riding on elevated suspension. In Europe, Toyota offers the GR Yaris, a 257-horsepower pocket rocket that offers zero hope of arriving Stateside, but that doesn’t mean we’re going to be left in the dark. Previous rumors have hinted that Toyota has plans to introduce a U.S.-bound Corolla GR to compete with the Volkswagen Golf GTI and the Hyundai Veloster N. Now, a new report from Car Sensor in Japan says that the Corolla GR will be even better than expected. How good? Well, pretty damn good.

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Group B Rally Toyota Corolla Looks Ready To Feast on Gravel

Group B Rally Toyota Corolla Looks Ready To Feast on Gravel

Who would you pick to drive it? We’re thinking Sébastien Loeb or Walter Rohrl

Back when Toyota threw the Corolla into the fiery pits of the World Rally Championship, it had big shoes to fill: the Corolla’s predecessor, the legendary Celica Turbo had written history for the Japanese carmaker. But so would the Corolla, although to less resounding extent.

Debuted in 1997 during Rally Finland with underpinnings taken from the E110 road-going Corolla, the rally car won four rallies (Monte Carlo, Catalunya, and New Zealand in 1998 and China in 1999) and secured the World Manufacturers’ title in 1999.

But what if the Group B was to make a comeback and Toyota built a rally car to do battle there?

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Toyota Has a Hot Hatch Destined For the United States, But It's Shrouded In Mystery

Toyota Has a Hot Hatch Destined For the United States, But It’s Shrouded In Mystery

It’s not the GR Yaris, that’s for sure

The Toyota GR Yaris made waves in the Euro market. As a pint-sized hatchback, its 1.6-liter engine is good for an impressive 257 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque. It even has a six-speed manual transmission and all-wheel drive. It’s the definition of a perfect recipe for a performance-oriented hatchback. Here in the States, our Yaris is based on the underpinnings of the Mazda 2 – another model that isn’t available Stateside – so a 257-horsepower GR Yaris will never call the U.S. home, unless you build it yourself, of course. However, that doesn’t mean Toyota has forgotten about the U.S. Market altogether, and a recent post on Twitter is clear cut proof that something good is coming our way.

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Toyota's Corolla GR Hatchback Aims at the VW Golf GTI and Honda Civic Type R

Toyota’s Corolla GR Hatchback Aims at the VW Golf GTI and Honda Civic Type R

The 257-horsepower hatch is coming to the United States too!

Toyota has recently joined the hot-hatch market with the beefed-up GR Yaris, but it wants to expand to new segments now. With the GR Yaris aimed at the Volkswagen Polo GTI and the Ford Fiesta ST, Toyota wants a competitor for the larger and more popular Volkswagen Golf GTI and Ford Focus ST. So the Corolla is next in line for the Gazoo Racing treatment and the good news is that it will come to the United States.

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2020 Toyota Corolla TREK

2020 Toyota Corolla TREK

It’s not the type of Corolla we’re used to, but it’s the type that we can get excited about

The Toyota Corolla is one of the last cars you’d think of as being special. But something about the new Corolla TREK variant qualifies as “special.” It’s the latest addition to the Corolla Touring Sports estate lineup, and it’s a promising showcase of the Corolla Touring Sports’ understated versatility as a personal ride and a family hauler for those weekend adventures away from the city.

The Corolla TREK comes as a result of a collaboration between Toyota and bicycle manufacturer Trek. It’s a partnership that stems from a recent partnership between the two companies at this year’s Vuelta a Espana cycling race where 16 Corolla TREK models were used as support vehicles.

Well, they’re not support vehicles anymore. The Toyota Corolla TREK is now available for public consumption. Pricing details will be announced in the coming weeks — it’s estimated to cost around £29,000 ($36,00) — but order books are now open with the initial batch of deliveries scheduled to begin sometime before the year ends. Unfortunately, the Corolla TREK isn’t headed to the U.S. market.

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2019 Papadakis Racing Toyota Corolla Hatch Formula Drift Car

2019 Papadakis Racing Toyota Corolla Hatch Formula Drift Car

A four-figure five-door bringing the heat

The Toyota Corolla nameplate has deep roots in drifting, most notably with the AE86 “Hachi-Roku” produced during the ‘80s. However, in the 30-plus years since the demise of the original 86, the Corolla has been a bit of a pariah when it comes to the business of getting sideways and smoky. Nevertheless, Papadakis Racing has transformed the modern front-wheel drive twelfth-generation 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback into a winning entry in the cutthroat Formula Drift Championship.

Of course, breaking away from the pack has been a staple of team owner Stephan Papadakis’ career, and it shows everywhere in this latest build. Beyond the extensive rear-wheel drive conversion and complementary bespoke suspension, the Toyota also arrives to the party with half as many cylinders as most of its competitors, while still producing four-figures on the dyno thanks to mind-blowing levels of boost and a hearty shot of nitrous. Then there’s the unique five-door body style, which is enhanced by a custom carbon-fiber widebody kit.

Read on for all the nitty gritty details on what makes this machine so incredible.

Updated 03/19/2019: When this article was originally written, the author assumed Ryan Tuerck would drive the featured Corolla race car in the 2019 Formula Drift season. This is incorrect. Papadakis Racing built the featured Corolla race car for Toyota for demonstration purposes, and Ryan Tuerck is not a regular driver for the Papadakis Racing team. The author apologizes for the error.

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The 2020 Toyota Corolla Sedan Sets the Standard for Safety Tech

The 2020 Toyota Corolla Sedan Sets the Standard for Safety Tech

Loads of features, all without picking up the options list

The Toyota Corolla Sedan has long been a torchbearer in the compact four-door segment, and the latest 2020 model year continues that tradition with a long list of standard safety technology features as part of the Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 suite. Read on for details on what makes the Corolla a leader in this space, and how the competition stacks up.

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2019 Toyota Corolla GR Sport

2019 Toyota Corolla GR Sport

The Toyota Corolla just became a warmer hatch and it’s a sign of things to come

The introduction of the Toyota Corolla GR Sport days before its live debut at the Geneva International Motor Show gives us a first glimpse of what the hypothetical (and probable) Corolla GRMN might be.

The Toyota Corolla GR Sport is the closest in execution to semi-sports hatches like the Ford Focus ST-Line, the Hyundai i30 N-Line, and the Renault Megane GT-Line. As such, the Toyota Corolla GR Sport features a comprehensive set of sporty style additions without any performance upgrades. The Gazoo Racing Sport pack is available for both the base engine and top-trim.

The first semi-hot Toyota hatchback in decades came only weeks after Gazoo Racing trickled out the stunning new Supra. It delivers on the promise Aikido Toyoda, Toyota CEO, gave two years ago - “no more boring cars.” Moreover, with the new Toyota RAV4 TRD, the new Toyota GR Supra, the incredible Toyota Yaris GR, and the announcement of the new Toyota GT86, we live in a time when the world’s favorite manufacturer is again in the business of awesome cars.

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2019 Toyota Corolla Trek

2019 Toyota Corolla Trek

Here’s another iteration of the Toyota Corolla you didn’t think you needed

With almost 50 million units sold since it was first introduced in 1966, the Toyota Corolla is, without question, the best-selling car in the history of the auto industry. Even if the world is populated by Corollas, Toyota has found a way to continuously reinvent the model in ways that make it popular. It comes as no surprise then that we’re going to see another reinvented version of the Corolla called the Corolla Trek at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. Based on the Touring Sports wagon body of Toyota’s best-selling model, the Corolla Trek is essentially a raised version of the wagon that’s not a lot different from the Volkswagen Golf Alltrack. The recent trend of automakers raising their wagons and hatchbacks in the name of giving them crossover-like appeal has now taken over Toyota. We’ll see what that’s about when the Toyota Corolla debuts in Geneva next month.

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I Took A Ride In The Papadakis Racing Toyota Corolla Hatch Drift Car And It Melted My Brain

I Took A Ride In The Papadakis Racing Toyota Corolla Hatch Drift Car And It Melted My Brain

Sideways and smoky in Georgia

Sometimes, this job comes with some pretty cool perks. Last week, during my visit to Savannah, Georgia, where I drove the 2020 Toyota Corolla Sedan, Toyota had a little surprise waiting for me - a ride-along with Ryan Tuerck in the mind-altering Papadakis Racing Corolla Hatch drift car. Suffice to say, the experience made quite the impression on me.

Updated 03/19/2019: When this article was originally written, the author assumed Ryan Tuerck would drive the featured Corolla race car in the 2019 Formula Drift season. This is incorrect. Papadakis Racing built the featured Corolla race car for Toyota for demonstration purposes, and Ryan Tuerck is not a regular driver for the Papadakis Racing team. The author apologizes for the error.

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The 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid Sedan Is The Smartest Pick In The Lineup

The 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid Sedan Is The Smartest Pick In The Lineup

The Corolla is now more fun to drive, but extra efficiency makes more sense

Toyota just introduced the twelfth-generation Corolla Sedan for the 2020 model year, and while the latest generational changeover brings a long list of updates, one of the biggest is the addition of a hybrid powertrain option. But why would the hybrid be our pick when there’s a new, more powerful 2.0-liter offered as well? Read on to find out.

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Papadakis Racing's 1,000-Horsepower Toyota Corolla Hatch Is a Reminder That Drifting Is Completely Amazing

Papadakis Racing’s 1,000-Horsepower Toyota Corolla Hatch Is a Reminder That Drifting Is Completely Amazing

There’s no denying it - drifting is still one of the best motorsports in the world

Last week, I was in Savannah, Georgia, driving the new 2020 Toyota Corolla Sedan and while I was there, Toyota had a surprise waiting for me - a ride along with Ryan Tuerck in the 1,000-horsepower Papadakis Racing Toyota Corolla Hatchback drift machine! It was an incredible experience, and it served as a stark reminder of just how amazing drifting really is.

Updated 03/19/2019: When this article was originally written, the author assumed Ryan Tuerck would drive the featured Corolla race car in the 2019 Formula Drift season. This is incorrect. Papadakis Racing built the featured Corolla race car for Toyota for demonstration purposes, and Ryan Tuerck is not a regular driver for the Papadakis Racing team. The author apologizes for the error.

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2020 Toyota Corolla Sedan - Driven

2020 Toyota Corolla Sedan - Driven

Forget the commuter penalty box - this sedan is packed with goodies

First rolling off the production line in 1966, the Toyota Corolla has been around for over five decades. In 2013, Toyota celebrated an astonishing 40 million units sold for the nameplate, which makes it the most popular car in history. Now there’s a new twelfth generation for the 2020 model year, and it offers refreshed styling, a new interior stuffed with a wide variety of technology and features, a new architecture, and a new Hybrid trim level, all at a reasonable price point. However, with SUVs and crossovers dominating the sales charts, does the 2020 Toyota Corolla have what it takes to carry the torch for the sedan segment? To find out, I flew out to Savannah, Georgia, to experience it first hand, all courtesy of Toyota.

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Look Out: Toyota is So Going to Take on the Hyundai i30N with a Corolla GR

Look Out: Toyota is So Going to Take on the Hyundai i30N with a Corolla GR

Don’t expect it to hit the market before 2020

Toyota is carefully charting their next steps in the performance car market. The Supra is just around the corner, finally, and this is only the beginning as the Japanese manufacturer plans to increase the footprint of the Gazoo Racing performance brand, and the Corolla might be one of the favorites to receive the added steroids to make it a proper hot hatch.

Toyota is now playing around with a number of performance-oriented sub-brands. There’s the Gazoo Racing nameplate that designates both the automaker’s works racing teams in the WRC, the WEC, and elsewhere in motorsports and a series of modified road cars. Then there’s also the GRMN - Gazoo Racing Masters of Nurburgring - sub-brand that offers a similar treatment, but in very limited quantities. Finally, for the U.S. market, there’s the Toyota Racing Development (TRD) brand that’s now offering a sportier version of the Avalon, the Camry, and the 86 with more set to come. So, where does the peppered-up Corolla fall in this complicated puzzle? Read on to find out!

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2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid

2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid

Adding more green to the compact commuter standard

Toyota just introduced a brand-new generation for the Corolla this year, with both a head-turning hatchback and a smart sedan making the body style lineup. Now, Toyota is adding yet another model with a new hybrid variant, ushering in an even-greener option for the compact four-door segment. Standout features for the 2020 Toyota Corolla hybrid include a comfortable ride, loads of technology and features, and as an added bonus, upwards of 52 mpg combined thanks to the drivetrain that’s borrowed from the Toyota Prius.

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2020 Toyota Corolla

2020 Toyota Corolla

A compact icon turns twelve

The Corolla is a true benchmark for the compact segment, with over 46 million units sold over the course of five decades since its release in 1966. Now, the Corolla enters its impressive twelfth generation for the 2020 model year. Earlier in 2018, we got behind the wheel of the new 2019 Corolla hatchback and loved its raucous styling and shift-happy manual transmission. Now, the Japanese automotive behemoth is offering a brand-new sedan version, and it promises even more refinement, more technology, and a new look to boot.

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The Best-Selling Cars In America This Year Through October 2018

The Best-Selling Cars In America This Year Through October 2018

The best-selling model this year is lapping the field

2018 has been a big sales year for automakers in the U.S. From January to October 2018, car sales in the U.S. have reached 14,262,604 sold units. That represents a 0.2 percent increase in total sales compared to the first ten months of 2017. If you take it from that perspective, Americans are buying more vehicles this year than they did last year. But there are a lot of pieces involve in this numbers, too. These pieces paint a more accurate picture of the automotive landscape in the U.S. in 2018. Sales of light trucks — these include SUVs and pickups are up 8.3 percent compared to their sales numbers from January to October 2017.

On the other hand, sales of passenger vehicles, including sedans, are down 13.3 percent in the same period. This tells us that more and more American buyers are buying SUVs and pickups compared to sedans. It’s no surprise, then, that when we compiled the top 10 list of best-selling vehicles in the U.S. in the first ten months of the year, the upper half of that list was dominated by, you guessed it, pickups and SUVs.

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The 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid Gives You Prius Fuel Economy Without the Weird Hatchback Design

The 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid Gives You Prius Fuel Economy Without the Weird Hatchback Design

It’s a Corolla Sedan, A Hatchback, and Now a Hybrid Too

Expectedly, Toyota revealed a hybrid version of their latest (and quite handsome) 2020 Corolla. The 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid takes the talents of the Prius and packs them in a far more alluring package. In short, the 1.8-liter four-banger is complemented by two electric motors for a combined output of 121 horsepower. Not exactly the most powerful thing out there, but it will get 50 mpg combined. Just like the latest Prius AWD-e.

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The Toyota Corolla Hybrid Looks Sporty and Delivers 50 MPG

The Toyota Corolla Hybrid Looks Sporty and Delivers 50 MPG

Toyota gives birth to Prius’ twin

In less than a month after launching the next-gen Corolla, Toyota follows it up by launching a new hybrid version of the popular sedan at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show. The new Corolla Hybrid will be Prius-derived powertrain and is expected to arrive in showrooms in the second quarter of 2019.

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Toyota Brightens Its 2020 Lineup with a Redesigned Corolla That's More Powerful and Safer Than Ever

Toyota Brightens Its 2020 Lineup with a Redesigned Corolla That’s More Powerful and Safer Than Ever

The brands best-selling nameplate enters a new stage of life

This is the all-new Toyota Corolla sedan that is set to reach no fewer than 150 different markets as of next year. It looks better than before, drives better than before, and packs plenty of new tech features lacked by its predecessor - it is expected to reach showrooms around the world as of Spring 2019.

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Top 10 Compact Cars Ranked From Best to Worst

Top 10 Compact Cars Ranked From Best to Worst

Small cars are still quite popular and the market is brimming with options even in 2018

Picking the best small car of the myriad of options available isn’t an easy thing to do. If you’ve made up your mind and you don’t want a compact SUV or crossover and, instead, go for a compact sedan or hatchback, there are the obvious choices like a Volkswagen Golf, a Honda Civic or a Toyota Corolla. But the market is much wider than that. and compact cars still represent great value for money, even in 2019, in a market flooded by SUVs and all kinds of niche crossovers. Compact models are a great choice as a first new car and, luckily, there’s still a great variety of cars to choose from. Here are our top 10 choices.

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2020 Toyota Corolla Sedan Will Debut This Week

2020 Toyota Corolla Sedan Will Debut This Week

Will it be as hot as the hatchback?

The sedan version of the new Toyota Corolla will officially debut this Thursday, November 15, according to a tweet from the Japanese automaker’s American account. Unveiled in hatchback form at the 2018 New York Auto Show, the four-door Corolla will make its first public appearance at the Los Angeles Auto Show on November 30.

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Budget Direct Renders the Evolution of 7 Timeless Models

Budget Direct Renders the Evolution of 7 Timeless Models

Don’t expect any of these models to go away anytime soon

There is no shortage of car models in the auto industry these days. Some models have gained followings while others have become flashes in the pan. Then there are the titans of the business, the models that have lasted the test of time and have been around, literally, for generations. In the course of their respective lifetimes, these models have evolved in more ways than one, none more evident than their designs. These seven models have been around for so long their designs have evolved considerably from when they first came out. Knowing their place in the business, these models are unlikely to go away anytime soon.

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The Best 2018 Cars Under $20,000

The Best 2018 Cars Under $20,000

Everything you need without breaking the bank

Finding the right car for you isn’t exactly easy. From horsepower to mpg, interior room to standard equipment, there’s a lot to take in and consider. Of course, doing your homework is critical to finding that perfect ride, and luckily, if you’re looking for something under the $20K-mark, we’ve got you covered right here.

Continue reading for the full list.

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2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback - Driven

2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback - Driven

Adding some extra spice to the recipe

Toyota first introduced the Corolla nameplate way back in 1966, and since then, an incredible 11 generations have come and gone. The latest twelfth-generation broke cover in March of 2018 at the Geneva Motor Show, and with it, Toyota unveiled a fresh hot hatchback iteration that promises more fun thanks to sporty suspension tuning, a rev-happy 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, an available six-speed manual transmission, and snappy good looks.

Continue reading to learn more about the 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback.

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The 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Tickles Our Hot Hatch Fancy

The 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Tickles Our Hot Hatch Fancy

Ticking all the right boxes

While there are more than a few high-end hot hatchbacks out there these days (Ford Focus RS, Honda Civic Type R, and Volkswagen Golf R, to name a few) not all enthusiasts can justify the 40-grand entry fee. Luckily, the 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback provides loads of thrills for roughly half the cost.

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The 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback's Manual Gearbox Is Extremely Newbie Friendly

The 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback’s Manual Gearbox Is Extremely Newbie Friendly

Passing the torch to a new generation

Three-pedal transmission options are few and far between these days, but luckily, Toyota is keeping the hope alive with its new 2019 Corolla Hatchback. Not only does this five-door bring the sporting hotness thanks to its sharp styling and nippy handling, but its six-speed gearbox is extremely forgiving to those new to ways of the stick shift.

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The 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Actually Looks Great With A Huge Grille

The 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Actually Looks Great With A Huge Grille

“Under Priority” seems to work well… on the right machine, that is

Earlier this year at the 2018 Geneva International Auto Show, Toyota unveiled the new Corolla hatchback, bringing glad tidings of sport compact driving fun and three-pedal engagement the world over. To sweeten the deal, the new hatch even looks pretty snazzy, using the Japanese brand’s latest design language to give it a little extra curb appeal.

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In Just a Couple of Years A High-Performance Toyota Corolla Hatch could Take on the Civic Type R and VW Golf R in the U.S.

In Just a Couple of Years A High-Performance Toyota Corolla Hatch could Take on the Civic Type R and VW Golf R in the U.S.

Is it too late to the party?

Whenever we talk about hot hatches, the Ford Focus, or the VW Golf R, or the Honda Civic Type-R come to mind. There are many other manufacturers with powerful hatchbacks except for one - Toyota. For some reason, the Japanese giant has not protruded in this segment aggressively. However, this is set to change very soon. As reported by Motoring, Toyota is all set to finally have a contender in this ever-growing segment. Continue reading to find out more:

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Toyota Might Take on the Ford Focus ST and VW Golf GTI with Corolla GR Hatchback

Toyota Might Take on the Ford Focus ST and VW Golf GTI with Corolla GR Hatchback

The Yaris GRMN is just the tip of the iceberg

Toyota made a surprising move last year by launching the Yaris GRMN as a competitor for the Volkswagen Polo GTI and Ford Fiesta ST. The hot hatchback was introduced shortly after Toyota launched the GR performance range in Japan, which includes a three-tier system with the entry-level GR Sport, the mid-range GR, and the flagship GRMN. A couple of models are already available in Japan, while the upcoming Supra will get all three versions at some point. Now word has it that Toyota is also pondering a high-performance version of the Corolla hatchback (Auris in Europe.)

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Sweet Moses! The Toyota Corolla Hatchback Looks...Awesome!

Sweet Moses! The Toyota Corolla Hatchback Looks...Awesome!

Aggressive styling and a manual transmission? Is this even a Corolla?

The Toyota Corolla may be Toyota’s best-selling model in history, but it’s had its share of ups and downs throughout the course of its history. For one, the Corolla has rarely been described as a trendy fashion model, and we have years of evidence backing that up. I say all of that because the 2019 Corolla Hatchback appears to be an outlier. Not only does it look aggressive, but it also comes with a manual transmission. It’s too early to tell if that’s going to translate to some delicious driving, but the mere fact that we’re here mentioning it points to a rather exciting future for the new Corolla hatch.

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2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback

2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback

Small, fun, practical, and standard with a stick

The Toyota Corolla is the best-selling nameplate in the world, with a total of 11 generations coming and going since its introduction way back in 1966. The latest 12th generation broke cover earlier in 2018 at the Geneva International Motor Show flying under the Auris badge, and now it looks like the Japanese brand is bringing the icon to the 2018 New York International Auto Show in an updated hatchback format. Highlights include a fresh exterior style, an incredible amount of technology, sporty chassis tuning, and a standard six-speed manual transmission. But the question is this - does it have what it takes to pique the interest of enthusiasts?

Continue reading to learn more about the 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback.

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Watch Out Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf Fans - Toyota has a New Corolla Hatchback Heading to the New York Auto Show

Watch Out Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf Fans - Toyota has a New Corolla Hatchback Heading to the New York Auto Show

It’s not the iM anymore

When Toyota Showed off the new Auris Hatchback and the Geneva Auto Show, we pretty much figured we’d be seeing a Corolla iM at some point, and we were right… kinda. It’s time to meet the new Toyota Corolla Hatchback and, according to Toyota, it’s designed to be a driver’s car that will make a huge impression.

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Toyota to Showcase its New Corolla Hatchback (Auris) at the Geneva Motor Show

Toyota to Showcase its New Corolla Hatchback (Auris) at the Geneva Motor Show

Next-generation model has roots to the Scion brand

The Toyota Supra Concept may hog the headlines at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, but there’s another Toyota model that’s headed to the big dance. That model also happens to be the next-generation hatchback version of the company’s best-selling model, the Corolla. It’s also known as the Auris in Europe, but just as that it’s important for the folks over there, it’s arrival in the U.S. — if it comes to that — will come with the car being called the Corolla iM.

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2017 Toyota Corolla iM – Driven

2017 Toyota Corolla iM – Driven

Scion passes the iM baton to Toyota with its dying breath

Ah Scion, Toyota’s youth-market sub brand. Now in 2017, we can only reminisce about bygone days when new Scion hatchbacks, coupes, and toasters sat in showrooms waiting for eager high-school teens to arrive with daddy’s money or senior citizens to stroll in looking for something more economical than their worn-out Mercury Grand Marquis. Those days are gone though, thanks to Toyota shuttering Scion and consolidating a few of its models into the Toyota fleet. One such example is the Scion iM.

The iM was all-new for the U.S. market in 2015, launched beside the

Mazda

derived Scion iA sedan. The iM was basically a Toyota Corolla Hatchback, though you’d never hear a Scion salesman pointing that to potential buyers. The car featured the same, 1.8-liter four-cylinder as the Corolla, as well as the six-speed manual or optional Continuously Variable Transmission. But, sadly, the iM and iA couldn’t save the Scion brand. Toyota ended the brand’s 13-year run in August of 2016. Fast-forward to today, and Toyota has rebadged the iA, iM, and FR-S as the Yaris iA, Corolla iM, and the 86, respectively.

I recently got to sample the Corolla iM for a week – living with it during the daily grind. My tester came equipped with the six-speed manual transmission and zero options. It’s rare to have press fleet cars come so equipped. But rather than being a buzzkill from the usual whiz-bang gadgetry and overly complicated nature of many modern cars, the iM’s basic nature proved a welcomed reprieve and rather enjoyable. Heck, my tester didn’t even have floor mats. (I’ve heard Toyota is stingy with their floor mats.)

Of course, the most noticeable feature of this iM is its color – that big, bright, green color. Oh boy. Toyota calls it “Spring Green Metallic.” I call it ugly. Yet the color helped add a particular flare to car it wouldn’t have otherwise had. It also attracted everyone’s attention. I lovingly named my tester Snot Rocket.

Continue reading for the full driven review.

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Will the Toyota Corolla be a Subject of Interspecies Breeding?

Will the Toyota Corolla be a Subject of Interspecies Breeding?

It could be big news for the compact sedan!

Toyota’s partnership with BMW is widely known, as we all bite our nails and impatiently wait to see the next Supra in production form. But, what’s more important here is that the new Supra is being built in partnership with BMW and could find itself powered by one of BMW’s four- or six-cylinder gasoline engines. So, what the hell does that have to do with the Toyota Corolla? Well, it might have a whole lot to do with it as recent rumors have indicated that the partnership between BMW and Toyota could expand even further to bring some Bimmer DNA into the Corolla’s genetic profile.

For now, we know that the next-generation Corolla is going to be built upon Toyota’s new global architecture known as TNGA, but we don’t know much more about it. It’s been assumed that Toyota’s turbocharged 1.2-liter, the 1.5-liter (hybrid and non), and the 1.8-liter would carry over with updates to decrease emissions and improve performance. The new architecture will also make the car lighter and could lead to it adopting a longer wheelbase. These recent rumors about BMW and Toyota, however, point to the possibility that the higher trim levels, or at least the range-topping model, could find itself powered by a BMW engine.

The biggest questions right now is whether or not there is any truth to the rumors, and if so, what BMW engines will be available in the next-gen Corolla? Some are saying that Bimmer’s turbocharged 2.0-liter is the ideal candidate, but considering the Corolla is expected to grow a bit, it could very well be offered with the 3.0-liter inline-six found in the current BMW 340i Sedan if the conditions are right. As far as the 2.0-liter goes, that engine could be offered in the Corolla with anywhere between 180 horsepower and 248 horsepower. If the 3.0-liter does show itself as an available option for the next-gen sedan, it could offer up to 320 ponies, but the Corolla would also have to be offered as rear-wheel drive, so it’s quite a reach.

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2016 Toyota Corolla XTREME

2016 Toyota Corolla XTREME

It’s, by far, the most extreme Corolla that you’ll probably ever lay eyes on

When you’re an automaker, having a car that is in continuous production for 50 years is one hell of a feat. For Toyota, that accomplishment goes to the Corolla, which just so happened to turn 50 years old this year. Originally offered as a subcompact, the Corolla stuck to its original segment until 1991, when Toyota ushered in the seventh-generation model as a true compact. Since then, it’s gone through four generational evolutions with the 11th-gen model being introduced to the U.S. for the 2014 model year. The Corolla got some minor exterior changes for 2017, but Toyota apparently put more interest in its presence at SEMA and has created what must be the craziest Corolla that you’ll ever lay eyes one. Dubbed the Corolla XTREME, this baby boasts a two-door configuration (yes, you read that right,) a custom interior, custom sound system, and a desire to make you say “WTF is that thing?”

Of course, this kind of concept doesn’t show up out of the blue. It only came to be thanks to this year’s SEMA show, which has –in all honestly – turned out to be the craziest event of the year for modified vehicles and concepts. Sure, there are a few lazy concepts floating around here and there, but manufacturers have really outdone themselves in most cases, and this insanely custom Toyota Corolla is a prime example of Toyota going the extra mile.

This concept will certainly make you question everything you’ve even thought about the Corolla, but that’s kind of the point. This certainly isn’t something you’ll see every day and, to be honest, you probably wouldn’t want to either. But, It is surely garnering some needed attention at Toyota’s booth. Don’t give Toyota too much credit, though; this isn’t something that Toyota was able to come up with itself. Jeremy Lookofsky of Cartel Customs out of Simi Valley, California had his very talented hands all over this project. So, let’s take a look and see what Lookofsky and Toyota cooked up with this wild, one-of-a-kind concept.

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2017 Toyota Corolla – Driving Impression And Review

2017 Toyota Corolla – Driving Impression And Review

Improving the commuter box

Now well into its fiftieth year of production, you’d think Toyota has had more than enough time to perfect the Corolla. Indeed, the buying public certainly seems to think the Japanese automaker is doing something right, with over 43 million units sold and eleven generations produced since the model was first introduced in the fall of 1966. In fact, the Corolla is the best-selling nameplate in automotive history, which you might think is reason enough to celebrate with something new and wild. Thing is, Toyota isn’t really looking to fix something that ain’t broke, which means 2017 brings slight tweaks to the Corolla’s exterior styling, new gear for the interior, and a limited-run 50th Anniversary Special Edition model. However, the biggest upgrade is in the safety department, where the Corolla now boasts a raft of upgraded technology as standard across the line.

I recently got a chance to drive the 2017 Corolla in Ojai, California, and I walked away feeling content, but uninspired. You see, the Corolla is a very solid little compact sedan. It does everything it’s supposed to do – it’s comfortable, well equipped, and with a huge range of trim levels on offer, affordably priced for pretty much any budget. But it’s quite telling when the biggest news is nestled away in the safety section of a review…

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2016 New York International Auto Show – Worst In Show

2016 New York International Auto Show – Worst In Show

Five debuts better left on the truck

Meeting the high standards of a major international auto show is not easy. It takes creativity, an appropriately sized budget, and no small measure of polish. When it all comes together, the result is a beautiful thing to behold. A single model can shed light on an entire brand, sparking passion and lust in every corner of the automotive universe. We’ll cover those drool-makers in an upcoming Best In Show piece, but this article hits the other side of the spectrum – the monotonous, the poorly conceived, and the yawn-worthy.

This time around, our list of Worst In Show has a theme – special editions that aren’t that special. The 2016 New York International Auto Show was chock full of ‘em this year, so we collected some of the worst offenders for a little collective disdain.

Enjoy!

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2017 Toyota Corolla 50th Anniversary Special Edition

2017 Toyota Corolla 50th Anniversary Special Edition

The Corolla celebrates 50 years on the market with a limited-edition, high-trim model

With more than 40 million units sold since its introduction in 1966, the Toyota Corolla is the best-selling nameplate in the world since 1997, when it surpassed the Volkswagen Beetle, and arguably the most iconic compact car in production. Its popularity is matched only by the mighty Ford F-Series in the U.S., which speaks volumes of the Corolla’s impact on the automotive industry in the last five decades. In 2013, the Corolla was redesigned for the eleventh-generation, a model that saw the nameplate once again sell more than 300,000 examples a year in the U.S. since 2008. Followed by a series of special-edition versions and even a TRD-made concept, the Corolla is celebrating its 50th anniversary with yet another limited-edition variant.

Dubbed 50th Anniversary Special Edition, this U.S.-exclusive sedan is based on the sporty Corolla SE and features a number of bespoke details designed to celebrate the massive popularity the car enjoys around the world. Both the exterior and interior have been tweaked, gaining features you can normally order with the SE trim as well as 50th Anniversary badges. Only 8,000 will be built, making it one of the rarest Corollas ever sold in the United States.

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2015 Toyota TRD Corolla SEMA Edition

2015 Toyota TRD Corolla SEMA Edition

Toyota is previewing a litter of its models dressed to the nines in TRD garb at the SEMA Auto Show. One of these models is the Toyota Corolla, and for the purpose of this particular exercise, the TRD Corolla provides a fresh take on the world’s best-selling car nameplate. As if that’s reason enough for Corolla owners to jump for joy, there’s also an all-too real possibility that this custom Corolla could find its way on the road in the not-too distant future.

There is a caveat, of course, and Toyota isn’t prepared to make any bold promises just yet. But, it’s no secret that as popular as the Corolla is and will continue to be, it’s the type of car that could have a little more edge to it. This TRD kit accomplishes that in some respects, although not the extent that most people would expect. As the equivalent of a preview model though, it’s presented well enough for customers to at least give it a second look.

Take a gander at the Toyota TRD Corolla and see for yourself if this kitted-up Corolla has a future in the real world. Toyota has said that it’s going to have its ears on the ground in Las Vegas to collect reactions from the public and the media. If those comments come through as positive, then we might be one step closer to finally seeing a TRD kit for the Corolla. Better late than never.

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2016 Toyota Corolla Special Edition

2016 Toyota Corolla Special Edition

Continuously produced since 1966 and now in its eleventh generation, the Corolla has not only become Toyota’s most popular product, but also the best-selling automotive nameplate in history. The model snatched that title from the Volkswagen Beetle back in 2013, with no less than 40 million Corollas manufactured up to then and plenty more since. With the 2015 Chicago Auto show right around the corner, Toyota decided to bring a number of limited-edition models to the event to accompany the refreshed Avalon, among which will be a Corolla Special Edition.

While Toyota hasn’t said what the special occasion is, the upcoming 50-year anniversary of the Corrolla nameplate makes sense. Based on the sporty Corolla S Plus trim level, the 2016 Corolla Special Edition will have a number of unique features as standard, most of which improve either comfort and functionality or add a slightly sportier flavor to the otherwise bland compact model.

Updated 07/17/2015: Toyota revealed prices for the 2016 Corolla Special Edition, which will be produced between August 2015 and January 2016 and will be limited to approximately 8,000 units. Prices will start from $20,635.

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Toyota Realigning North American Manufacturing Operations

Toyota Realigning North American Manufacturing Operations

Big changes are coming to Toyota’s North American manufacturing arm. The automaker has announced it will be building an all-new manufacturing facility in Guanajuato, Mexico for its Corolla production. Once online in time for the 2020 model year, the new plant will carry the load currently handled by the assembly plant in Cambridge, Ontario.

Toyota plans to invest approximately a billion dollars to construct the new Guanajuato plant. Toyota says the facility will be producing Corollas by 2019 and employing some 2,000 team members to crank out nearly 200,000 vehicles annually.

Conversely, the Canadian plant will receive its first major overhaul since its construction in 1997. The plant, which will cease production of the Corolla, will be upgraded to produce a yet-unnamed mid-size vehicle – likely the Camry or Avalon – that Toyota says will be a higher-value vehicle.

This realignment pools together Toyota’s like vehicles to be assembled in their respective regions. The Canadian and more northern U.S. plants will handle the higher-value vehicles, while the southern U.S. and Mexican plant will handle compact vehicle and truck production. Among the Canadian-built vehicles are the RAV4 and Lexus RX350 and 450h. Down south, the upcoming Guanajuato plant will accompany the Mississippi plant with Corolla production while the Tacoma and Tundra will continue to be assembled in Texas and Mexico.

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2014 Toyota Corolla - Driven

2014 Toyota Corolla - Driven

The venerable Corolla has been a mainstay in Toyota’s U.S. lineup since its introduction in 1968. Toyota’s longest-running nameplate has undergone numerous alterations over the years, but has always remained a stalwart of the compact sedan segment. In 1997, the Corolla surpassed the Volkswagen Beetle as the best selling nameplate worldwide. That tradition continues today with the updated 2014 Toyota Corolla.

I recently spent a week getting to know a Corolla equipped in the LE Eco trim — the Corolla’s most fuel-efficient trim package. Equipped with a 1.8-liter four-cylinder, electronic power steering, skinny tires, and a Continuously Variable Transmission, the Corolla earns an EPA economy rating of 30 mpg city, 42 mpg highway, and 35 mpg combined.

Coated in a deep Evergreen color, the Corolla did a great job at keeping its fuel-conscience end of the bargain. My weekly total average topped just over 31 mpg, besting the Corolla’s EPA city rating. A light throttle and careful driving quickly saw the average increase on slower highway jaunts, making the EPA’s estimates seem obtainable.

The Corolla proved to be a reasonable yet rather tossable set of wheels during its week stay, though there were a few quibbles about NVH.

Click past the jump for the full review of the new 2014 Toyota Corolla

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TopSpeed Podcast 004: The "Man, We Sound Good" Edition

TopSpeed Podcast 004: The "Man, We Sound Good" Edition

The TopSpeed.com Podcast is back, and we have new recording equipment! That means we sound better than ever, and to celebrate we talk even longer than ever. Actually that last part was a tiny mistake, but we ended up with a full 90-minute show packed with awesome stuff for you guys. Hope you don’t mind.

In this week’s Weekly Wheels, Mark and Justin had some competing compacts with the Toyota Corolla and the Kia Forte respectively. I came into the fray with the entertainment side of the party in the 2014 Porsche Cayman S.

News stories cover the Golf R Wagon spy shots, Alfa 4C updates, a new special edition car from Hennessey and the death of the Caterham/Renault alliance. We also cover Ford’s plans to recreate a PR stunt from the ’60s and the potential for a 400 horsepower, four-cylinder Porsche.

We had a few questions to go over in the Q/A section thanks to all of you awesome listeners out there including how we got into the business, what cars we think didn’t get enough love in the last decade and we discuss if hybrid is the way to go for supercars.

We wrap up the show with a brand new segment called Drive, Own, Burn. We get a choice of three cars; one we have to own forever, one car we get to drive once, and one car we have to burn outright and never get to touch. To continue with the Hybrid supercar theme, our choices were the Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren P1 and the Porsche 918. Unsurprisingly, none of us quite agree, and Mark and Justin got it wrong.

If you enjoy the show, or have any questions, please let us know in the comments. You can also contact us via Email Podcast@TopSpeed.com, and we have a new Twitter handle as well: @TopSpeedPodcast.

Hosts: Christian Moe, Justin Cupler, Mark McNabb
Weekley Wheels: Porsche Cayman S, Kia Forte EX, Toyota Corolla

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2014 Toyota Crusher Corolla by Drew Bezanson and Skullcandy

2014 Toyota Crusher Corolla by Drew Bezanson and Skullcandy

The Toyota Dream Build Challenge is one of our most anticipated happenings leading up to the 2013 SEMA Auto Show.

This year, a quartet of new models are headed to SEMA and all of them are rowdy, crazy, and all sorts of awesome.

One of them is the Toyota Corolla, the Japanese automaker’s compact sedan. Or what’s left of what looks like the Corolla.

Called the Corolla Crusher, the vehicle is the official entry of BMX rider Drew Bezanzon. It sure looks like a program developed by somebody with an affinity for bicycles as shown by a pair of them sitting comfortably on the bike rack in the roof. Look closely at the front and rear of the Corolla and you’ll notice that Bezanzon installed grind rails on both components, keeping the BMX spirit alive and in full bloom.

Speaking of full bloom, this is what the Corolla is going to look like if you infused it with an active sport spirit. The radical purple colors, mixed in with spicy graphics highlighted by the headphones-wearing skull - an ode to Skullcandy - speaks to the kind of attitude this Corolla has in truckloads.

Moving back to those bikes, you can actually take both down to open the trunk, at which point, you’ll see nesting locations for bike tools, plus a pair of mountable speakers with light bars, the latter of which are connected to a ball-busting audio system from Skullcandy. Custom iPad integration controls the interior features, including music out of upgraded speakers shaped in the Skullcandy logo, while the front seat headrests carry 3-to-1 scale representations of Skullcandy’s newest Crusher headphones.

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2014 Toyota Corolla Ranks 'Marginal' In IIHS Crash Test

2014 Toyota Corolla Ranks ’Marginal’ In IIHS Crash Test

Toyota has invested a lot into the redesigned 2014 Corolla sedan, heralding its new designs both inside and out as fresh and exciting, but despite the new looks, the Corolla falls short in the safety department. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety ranks the new Corolla as “marginal” in the small-overlap crash test.

The new-for-2013 small overlap crash test has caught many automakers off-guard with its stringent new standards, but Toyota is feeling the ill effects with many of its vehicles. The Camry, Prius V, and RAV4 all received a “poor” rating in the new test. As a result, those vehicles will not qualify for the IIHS Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick+ honors.

During the test, the Corolla suffered damage to the driver’s foot well, raising the chances of lower-leg injuries. The dummy’s head also rolled to the left of the airbag and could potentially strike the A-pillar or dashboard. Luckily, the side curtain airbag deployed properly and prevented any injuries to the dummy’s head.

Toyota was obviously not happy with the results. Spokesman John Hanson even questioned the new standard’s relevancy by saying, “When all-new crash tests are introduced by the [IIHS], we need to be confident that the changes needed to accommodate the tests will enhance overall safety in real-world crashes.”

The IIHS says the new standards are in response to research suggesting that 25 percent of all highway deaths are caused by small overlap head-on collisions.

The news isn’t all bad for Toyota, however. The redesigned Scion tC earned the second-highest safety rating of “acceptable” in the small-overlap frontal crash test back in August.

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Toyota Previews Dream Build Challenge Lineup for SEMA

Toyota Previews Dream Build Challenge Lineup for SEMA

Toyota is coming back to this year’s SEMA Auto Show, and it’s bringing along the Dream Build Challenge for an encore run.

Last year, the competition was won by NASCAR racer Kyle Busch, who took home the title for his work on the 2013 Toyota Camry, or as he later on christened it: the Rowdy Camry.

This year, another NASCAR driver, Parker Kligerman, will team up with Kyle Busch Racing to be one of the four participants in the complete custom build of four unique Toyotas. In the case of Kligerman, he has the task of using another Camry and create a rally-inspired version that has been dubbed the "CamRally".

Meanwhile, freestyle skier Simon Dumont will be teaming up with Oakley to work on a Toyota 4Runner, or as it will be built and called, the "Ultimate Dream Ski 4Runner".

Representing the world of Supercross are a pair of the sports biggest stars, Justin Brayton and Josh Grant, both of whom will collaborate with Joe Gibbs Racing Motocross to build the "Let’s Go Moto Tundra" pickup.

And finally, BMX rider Drew Bezanzon has the Toyota Corolla all to himself. He’ll still get help from Skullcandy to build what we can only imagine to be an audio box on wheels, thus its aptly named handle, the "Corolla Crusher".

All four entries will be in attendance at the SEMA Auto Show where just like last year, the fans get to decide which build stands out ahead of the pack.

Click past the jump to read about last year’s winning build, the 2013 Toyota Camry Rowdy Edition by Kyle Busch

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2014 Toyota Corolla

2014 Toyota Corolla

Toyota is attempting to build excitement around one of the company’s longest-running and most conservative nameplates: the Corolla. It’s an uphill climb that started months ago with the 2013 Toyota Corolla Furia concept making the rounds at the major 2013 American auto shows and culminated with the official launch of the new `Rolla in Santa Monica. The redesign aims to bring some life back into the model after years of languishing while the entire Toyota lineup was redesigned around it.

The Corolla is a serious cash cow for Toyota, with 2012 sales reaching nearly 300,000 units, despite the lack of substantive changes since 2003. What’s the rush to replace a model whose tooling and engineering costs have long since been paid off? After eleven years, the 2014 model finally promises to bring the Corolla into the fold with modern electronics and styling, refined engines and more spacious dimensions all around.

Those expecting revolution will be mildly disappointed, but the changes are far deeper than a facelift in hopes of re-energizing what has become a laughing stock in the wider automotive enthusiast community. Desperate to ditch its beige image, the new Corolla promises to win back the boy-racer crowd that’s long-since abandoned the Corolla in favor of the mechanically similar Scion tC coupe or the rear-drive Scion FR-S.

With two solid sports models in the Scion corner of Toyota showrooms, does the new Corolla’s style risk alienating loyalists? Or do the new updates simply massage in a quieter ride, better infotainment tech and a bit more room in the back?

Ahead of the 2014’s arrival in early September, we’ve prepared a full review, image gallery and styling analysis of the new Corolla.

Update 8/27/2013: Toyota has just released the pricing details for the 2014 Corolla. It starts out at $16,800 and caps at $20,100, minus optional equipment. Se the specifics after the jump.

Update 10/7/2013: The 2014 Corolla just underwent testing from the IIHS, and it received a shockingly low "Marginal" score in the small-overlap test. See more after the jump.

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2013 Toyota Corolla LE and S Special Edition

2013 Toyota Corolla LE and S Special Edition

Toyota is expanding its Corolla lineup with the addition of two new special editions based on the LE and S trim levels. The new Toyota Corolla LE and S Special Edition will be limited to 7,500 units (2,250 LE models and 5,250 S models) and will be priced at $20,550. The model will be available starting April.

The LE Special Edition will be offered with a unique Black Currant Metallic exterior color and will sit on 16-inch alloy wheels. For the interior, the model will add heated, Beige-leather-trimmed seats, and Display Audio with Navigation and Entune. "Special Edition" floor mats and exterior badges will remind you are driving a Corolla that’s just about as special as they come from the factory.

For the S version, Toyota will include a unique Hot Lava paint and 17-inch alloy wheels. The model will also come standard with sport fabric seats and Display Audio with Navigation and Entune™. Just like with the LE version, the new S Special Edition gets "Special Edition" floor mats and exterior badges.

Click past the jump to read Toyota’s full press release.

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2013 Toyota Corolla

2013 Toyota Corolla

The Corolla quietly makes its way into its 45th year of production as we enter the 2013 model year. Toyota, not one to mess with success, chose to let the Corolla’s 45th anniversary pass with no fanfare. In fact, the 2013 model year pretty much carries all of the same trimmings from the 2012 model year, save for a few minor changes.

The Corolla can carry on unchanged and not lose any steam because it is only two model years removed from a slight refresh and that it has a very specific role: draw in young buyers with a low price and high quality. It is not in Toyota’s lineup to dazzle anyone out of $30K. It is happy providing basic amenities at sub-$17K prices.

The goal in this is to get buyers impressed with the entry-level `Yota sedan and that should eventually lead to these buyers snagging up a top-line Avalon – so theory says.

The 2013 Toyota Corolla comes in three trim levels: L, LE and S. With each level comes a little more luxury and the S model actually makes the Corolla fairly bearable for even picky buyers.

Click past the jump to read our full review on the 2013 Toyota Corolla

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