Toyota’s new generation C-segment Hatchbacks, Sedans and Wagons will carry the Corolla name globally, building on its worldwide credentials as the best-selling model in automotive history. The Auris nameplate will be discontinued with the introduction of the New Generation Corolla early 2019.
The new naming coincides with Corolla adopting the common Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA), replacing the current three different platforms.
“The TNGA engineering and design philosophy brings a whole new dimension to our next generation C-segment models. Adding to Corolla’s renowned Quality, Durability and Reliability, it delivers the more emotional values that our customers aspire to, such as a distinctive design, interior refinement, rewarding driving dynamics and powerful yet efficient hybrid powertrains,” said Dr Johan van Zyl, President & CEO of Toyota Motor Europe. “There is no better moment than the launch of the upcoming new generation model to re-introduce the Corolla name to our C-segment hatchback and wagon models.”
The new Corolla Touring Sports will have its world premiere in Paris Motor Show alongside the Hatchback, both in their Hybrid version.