JDM Toyota Corolla leaks - Will it influence the global Corolla?

26/03/2012 - 05:22 | ,  ,  ,   | Kaustubh Shinde

The largest selling name plate is all set to get a major revamp very soon. Toyota is all out with the new Camry and is going to focus on the Toyota Corolla. The current Toyota Corolla that we see on the Indian streets is a 11th generation model introduced way back in 2006.

12th Generation Toyota Corolla front12th Generation Toyota Corrola rear

The Corolla will enter its 12th generation in the coming years and our mates at Auto.Blog.rs have managed to publish scans of the JDM (Japanese Domestic Market) model (branded Axio/Fielder).

If the JDM model is anything to by as an indication of the global model's change, by the looks of things, there is not going to be a major design revolution in the upcoming model just as there never was in the past 11 generations. We thought that after the new Camry that was introduced in the US, Toyota would consider a flaunty design. However, Toyota designers could be keeping their sober cap on their head.

Coming back to the JDM model shown above, it will have a rectangular wrap-around headlights with a two-bar chrome grille. The earlier generation's roofline has been retained. This might mean exactly the same level of headroom at the back.

Its too early to talk about engines and equipments for now. We expect Toyota to unveil the global Corolla within the next two years. Toyota used a global strategy with the new Camry - one car, different looks based on the markets it is sold in. This may not be the approach with the Corolla and Axio.

What do you think of the new design?

[Source: auto.blog.rs]

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