Toyota says next Corolla to get even bigger transformation than Avalon

Toyota says next Corolla to get even bigger transformation than Avalon

August 2, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Car Buying , New York Auto Show , Budget , Sedan , Toyota One of America’s blandest, yet best-selling cars will be less boring when its next generation arrives next year, Toyota officials promise. Bill Fay, general manager for Toyota and Scion brands in the U.S., tells Ward’s Auto that the Corolla will undergo an even more dramatic makeover than the Toyota Avalon recently underwent, which shocked us with its much svelter appearance at the New York Auto Show in April. Fay declines to get specific, but the move away from a conservative blueprint would be a marked change for Toyota’s segment stalwart. The Corolla received a modest redesign in 2007, but has been outpaced in style and feature points by most of its competition, including cars like the Honda Civic , Ford Focus , Chevrolet Cruze and Hyundai Elantra , all of which are newer and richer in feature count and refinement. Even though the Corolla has never been known as car worthy of Fifth Avenue cruises, it has remained a nearly bulletproof competitor with legendary reliability. Perhaps not coincidentally, it is still one of the top-selling vehicles in America and was the best-selling compact last year. Toyota says next Corolla to get even bigger transformation than Avalon originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 01 Aug 2012 13:31:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink

Toyota builds 200 million vehicles after 77 years in business

Toyota builds 200 million vehicles after 77 years in business

July 29, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Car Buying , Plants/Manufacturing , Toyota Two hundred million of anything is a lot, and the point here is that Toyota has built a lot of cars. The automaker announced this week that sometime in June its 200,000,000th vehicle rolled off the assembly line. Toyota’s feat took the company 76 years and 11 months. It has been in the car business since August 1935, but it wasn’t until 1972 that Toyota managed to produce its first 10 million vehicles – some 36 years that were, of course, interrupted by World War II. In the past four decades, however, Toyota has grown at a tremendous rate, with its next 190 million vehicles taking just 40 years and five months. Toyota’s Corolla has been its top seller, accounting for over 39 million units worldwide. By comparison, when General Motors celebrated its 75th anniversary in 1983, it had already built over 235 million vehicles, according to General Motors: The First 75 Years of Transportation Products by the Editors of Automobile Quarterly Magazine . Continue reading Toyota builds 200 million vehicles after 77 years in business Toyota builds 200 million vehicles after 77 years in business originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 28 Jul 2012 17:02:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink

Toyota Mississippi Begins Second Shift

February 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

BLUE SPRINGS, Miss. (February 6, 2012) –Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Mississippi, Inc., (TMMMS), added today a second shift for production of the Corolla, the world’s best-selling car of all time. Approximately 2,000 people are employed at the plant site.

Toyota Motor Sales Announces 2012 Prices for Corolla and Matrix Compact Sedans, Tundra Regular Cab Pickup Truck and Venza Crossover

November 30, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

TORRANCE, Calif., Nov. 28, 2011 – – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), USA, Inc., announced manufacturer’s suggested retail prices (MSRP) today for the 2012 Corolla and Matrix compact sedans, Tundra Regular Cab full-size pickup truck and the Venza crossover.

Toyota Announces ‘MikuScape,’ a Tribute to the Partnership Between the Corolla and 3-D Pop Diva Hatsune Miku and the Launch of the Hatsune Miku…

September 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

TORRANCE, Calif. (September 14, 2011) —

Toyota shows next Avalon to dealers, rumors suggest it looks like A7, XJ

Toyota shows next Avalon to dealers, rumors suggest it looks like A7, XJ

August 5, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: SUV , Hatchback , Toyota , Motorcycle When we think Toyota Avalon , phrases like ‘social security’, ‘medicare’ and ‘Denny’s Grand Slam’ come to mind. The reason? The majority of Avalons out on the road are driven by old folks and curtain rod salesman, but a report from Automotive News suggests that this could all change in the very near future. In its report, AN claims that the next Avalon was shown to Toyota dealers in June, and the employees loved what they saw. The large sedan will reportedly undergo a massive redesign that will morph the Avalon from a granny-glider to a curvy stud, with design comparisons already being made to the Audi A7 and the Jaguar XJ . Sure, Toyota dealers typically spend their work days looking at the Yaris and Corolla , so their design eye could be muddied a bit. But at the very least, the next Avalon should be very different from the model we know and ignore today, and that should be a welcomed change of pace. Speaking of the Yaris and Corolla, AN states that both models are slated for redesign. The new Yaris will arrive this fall with more aggressive styling and a bit more interior room. The Corolla will also get a heavy refresh for the 2012 model year, though the more thorough overhaul will likely come in the spring of 2014.

Despite being big in Canada, Toyota Matrix future unsure

Despite being big in Canada, Toyota Matrix future unsure

June 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Budget , Hatchback , Toyota , Canada 2011 Toyota Matrix – Click above for high-res image gallery Toyota may not invest in a next-generation version of the company’s Matrix when the 2013 Corolla arrives. According to Ward’s Auto , the hatchback’s sales have fallen off of a cliff, with just 14,592 deliveries last year. That’s down from a height of 66,836 units in 2002. But that’s just here in the typically hatch-averse United States. In Canada, the Matrix is still kicking in teeth, though the Corolla still outsells its long-roof twin by more than twice the volume. While there’s been some speculation that the upcoming compact Prius variant will supplant the Matrix in the Toyota family tree, Bob Carter, Toyota’s Group Vice President and General Manager, says that the two vehicles are expected to appeal to vastly different audiences. Still, we have to think that Toyota would be wise to invest a little coin in the aging Matrix when the Corolla gets a revamp in a few years. American buyers seem to be slowly warming to the idea of hatches and wagons, and competitors from Hyundai to Ford are all offering five-door variants. As Ward’s Auto points out, 43 percent of 2012 Focus sales have been hatchbacks to date. Despite being big in Canada, Toyota Matrix future unsure originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 01 Jun 2011 15:31:00 EST.

College Graduates Offered Additional $1,000 on Select New Toyota and Scion Vehicles

May 6, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

April 4, 2011 – Torrance, Calif. – May is college graduation time. And for many new grads that means entry into the “real world” – a world in which credit and extra cash can be in tight supply. To assist college grads in the market for a new vehicle, Toyota Financial Services (TFS), in partnership with Toyota Motor Sales, is offering qualified college graduates a $1,000 rebate toward the purchase or lease of select new Toyota vehicles, including the Corolla, Matrix, RAV4, Camry (excludes Camry hybrid), Tacoma and Yaris and all new Scion models when financed or leased through a participating Toyota dealer and TFS.

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