Toyota has big plans for the next generation of its second-best selling model, the Corolla.
The model is set to debut next year and the automaker is saying that it will be completely different from its current design, and Toyota insiders have hinted that it will be even more drastic then the one the Avalon just went under.
This generation of the Corolla started in 2007, and didn’t change much from its predecessor, but still produced strong sales numbers against more eye-catching competition. This year alone, sales increased 11% through June over the same span last year.
Toyota sold 232,159 units last year overall, making it the No.5 best-selling car in the U.S., over the Ford Focus, Volkswagen Jetta, Chevy Cruze and Hyundai Elantra. Perhaps the most notable model the Corolla outsold last year, however, is the Honda Civic, by about 10,000 units.
Also getting an update in the Corolla’s segment is the Nissan Sentra and the Kia Forte, so it should be interesting to see how the new design stacks up.
– By: Alexandra Koken