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Old 11-17-2006, 10:47 AM   #1
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Default Toyota debuts Chinese-market Corolla @ 2006 Beijing Show (future US version?)

Toyota debuts Chinese-market Corolla @ 2006 Beijing Show (future US version?)

http://www.autoblog.com/2006/11/17/t...h-new-corolla/



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Toyota, in its seemingly never ending quest for world domination, targets the mostly untapped Chinese market with a redesigned Chinese-market Corolla.

Looking much like a diminutive Camry, the 10th iteration of the China-bound Corolla will be on display starting Saturday at the 2006 Beijing International Automotive Industry Exhibition along with 28 other Toyota models including the Lexus RX400h hybrid.

According to Autoblog China, the new Corolla will have the same 1.8-liter four-cylinder we get in our version, but theirs will have a 6-speed manual instead of our 5-speed.

Also, according to a Toyota press release, the Corolla's Chinese name will be changed from Hua Guan to Ka Luo La. No, seriously.
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New Corolla, Lexus RX400h to Highlight
Toyota's Largest Beijing Motor Show Display

Tokyo — TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION (TMC) announced today that it would display a total of 28 production and concept vehicles at the Toyota and Lexus booths at the 2006 Beijing International Automotive Industry Exhibition (Auto China 2006) to be held at the China International Exhibition Center (Beijing, China) from November 18 to 27. The display would be the largest Toyota/Lexus display ever at the Beijing event.

Auto China 2006 will host the first-ever exhibit of the new Corolla outside Japan, as well as first-ever exhibit in China of the Lexus RX400h (known as the Harrier Hybrid in Japan). The show will also mark a change in the Chinese rendering of the name Corolla from the previous literal translation, "Hua Guan", to the new transliteration, "Ka Luo La".

The TOYOTA i-swing—which proposes a new form of personal mobility that advances driver-vehicle unity—and the Fine-T—which offers the environmental performance of a fuel cell hybrid system and ease of movement through four-wheel independent drive control and a large steering angle—represent, as Toyota's two concept vehicles at the show, Toyota's vision of automotive evolution.

The display will include an environmental and safety section featuring cutaway models of the RX400h and Prius and a post-collision-test Reiz (known as the Mark X in Japan). Touch-sensitive screens will offer explanation of Toyota's GOA (Global Outstanding Assessment) collision-safety body structure and introduce Toyota's other advanced environmental and safety technologies.
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Old 11-17-2006, 01:46 PM   #2
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I like the front bumper, looks like an IS350.
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Old 11-17-2006, 02:56 PM   #3
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I really like the design route that Toyota is taking.
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Old 11-17-2006, 04:07 PM   #4
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I like the front bumper, looks like an IS350.
The front end looks like a younger Camry though.
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Old 11-17-2006, 06:48 PM   #5
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The front end looks like a younger Camry though.
thats a ++ in my book, i love the new camry
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Old 11-17-2006, 07:07 PM   #6
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ugh... why does the chinese market (is it called CDM? might aswell get used to it now.. lol) get NAVI in their corollas.. while we get...nothing

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Old 11-17-2006, 07:19 PM   #7
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ugh... why does the chinese market (is it called CDM? might aswell get used to it now.. lol) get NAVI in their corollas.. while we get...nothing
Cause people in NA tend to buy corollas for economic reasons and have no wish to pay for extras like alloy wheels or nav. in a corolla or civic whereas people in China want the most in a car that suits their needs

Much like how civics in China have leather seats and stuff... they don't need a big car but they want it nice inside.. whereas people in NA tend to think, it's their beater and they don't give a crap about it..

at least that's what I think anyways.
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Old 11-17-2006, 07:49 PM   #8
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something funny about the rear end...
i can't exactly articulate...
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Old 11-17-2006, 07:53 PM   #9
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nice front end.. but the back looks like the taillights are melting and the rear bumper is giganticly deformed
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Old 11-18-2006, 01:33 AM   #10
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And yet it's larger than it's predecessor... that's just the way it's going to be.
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Old 11-18-2006, 01:58 AM   #11
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funny makes me think baby camry.. not a bad thing though..
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Old 11-20-2006, 11:10 AM   #12
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Anybody else see a resembalence to the WRX "prototype hatchback"? Maybe I'm crazy.

That aside, I realy like the design of this car. I was wondering how Toyota would respond to the stylish Civic.

From what I understand (from reading other peoples work, not my own, of course ), US and Chinese tastes in cars are actually similar. Also, I see many US consumers buying small cars (Civic, Mazda3, Jetta, etc.) with higher-end options. The last-gen Jetta realy got that trend going.
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Old 11-20-2006, 11:12 AM   #13
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And yet it's larger than it's predecessor... that's just the way it's going to be.
I wonder, how much bigger is the current Corolla than the Yaris? Versus the tC? I'm too lazy to look it up myself, I guess, but there is room to grow, I suppose.
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The fact is Toyota can make their cars look like anything and still sell them faster than they make them.

I think the new design is horrible. I hate seeing the small, medium, large cars of the same style.
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So, what's the difference? Looks the same as the last one.
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Old 11-20-2006, 07:03 PM   #16
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Cause people in NA tend to buy corollas for economic reasons and have no wish to pay for extras like alloy wheels or nav. in a corolla or civic whereas people in China want the most in a car that suits their needs

Much like how civics in China have leather seats and stuff... they don't need a big car but they want it nice inside.. whereas people in NA tend to think, it's their beater and they don't give a crap about it..

at least that's what I think anyways.
And you would be right. Over here, small cars = economy cars which have a stigma attached to them. Over there, small car = normal, everyday car and as such the market demands to have luxuries that we normally see in our mid-sized sedans.

Do you really think that a $20k+ Corolla would sell over here?
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Old 11-20-2006, 08:45 PM   #17
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Also, keep in mind that GM has the bread-and-butter car market locked up in China. Toyota markets their vehicles there as prestige vehicles, and is considered one step below BMW in China.
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Old 11-20-2006, 08:47 PM   #18
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One more thing - darn, these guys look so perverted!

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Anybody else see a resembalence to the WRX "prototype hatchback"? Maybe I'm crazy.

That aside, I realy like the design of this car. I was wondering how Toyota would respond to the stylish Civic.

From what I understand (from reading other peoples work, not my own, of course ), US and Chinese tastes in cars are actually similar. Also, I see many US consumers buying small cars (Civic, Mazda3, Jetta, etc.) with higher-end options. The last-gen Jetta realy got that trend going.
I'm the target market for a small/medium car that is still nice. I feel the new 3 series is a 'big' car. I'd quickly pay $25k on a 128i hatch assuming BMW would bring it. I'll settle for a GTI, though. Even the package 0 GTI feels like a very nice car.

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Old 11-21-2006, 01:50 AM   #20
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I really like the design route that Toyota is taking.
+2. Agreed.
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