Toyota releases new Corolla in Japan

toyota_corolla_axio.jpgToyota will begin selling their newest iteration of the Corolla in Japan later this month and the image above is a stark departure from the recently debuted Auris concept in Paris. The new JDM Corolla is a subtle redesign and will not form the basis for future sedans sold stateside, which will draw more cues from the Auris and come equipped with a 2-liter engine.


The JDM version comes in two flavors – the Axio for the sedan and the Fielder for the wagon version. Power will come from a 1.8-liter inline-four, fitted to the automaker’s Super CVT-i gearbox and will come standard with trick features, including electric-folding rear seats and backup camera. High-performance variants will include all-wheel-drive, with lesser models coming standard with a 1.5-liter engine and five-speed manual. []