Toyota’s next generation Corolla is expected to hit American dealerships next year, and the automaker is suggesting that the styling update will be an even more dramatic shift than what was seen with the unveiling of the brand new Avalon.
The Corolla is the best selling name-plate of all time and it is Toyota’s second-best seller in the US. Billy Fay, General Manager of Scion and Toyota brands, recently said that some of the Toyota insiders who have seen the styling metamorphosis of the new compact “said it is an even more dramatic change” than what was seen in the redesign of the Avalon.
Toyota’s Corolla was last redesigned for our market in 2007. Deliveries of the Corolla were up 11% this June versus the same time in 2011. The Corolla is a perennial best-seller despite the recall crisis and flashier, faster cars competing for compact sales. It outsold the Civic in 2011 by nearly 10,000 cars, but the Corolla has sales of it’s hatchback sibling, the Matrix counted into its figures.
[Source: Ward’s Auto]