The Toyota Corolla is the world's highest-selling nameplate, having surpassed the Ford Model T and Volkswagen Beetle years ago. It exists in many different models and varieties all over the world, but the U.S. hasn't always been offered the hatchback version. In fact, the Corolla lineup only regained its five-door model when Toyota shut down its Scion brand and folded the former Scion iM compact hatchback into the Corolla line for 2017. DON'T MISS: 2019 Toyota Corolla Hybrid hatchback debuts in Geneva for Europe The company has long planned a new generation of its high-volume compact sedan...
2019 Toyota Corolla Hybrid hatchback debuts in Geneva for Europe
Remember hatchbacks? Actually, come to think of it ... remember passenger cars? You know, the sedans and wagons and hatchbacks that don't have all-wheel drive and aren't jacked up 6 to 9 inches off the ground? They used to roam this fair land of ours, but lately, they seem to have been routed by...John Voelcker
Scion iM Concept: Compact Five-Door Hatchback For LA Auto Show
One week from today, Scion will take the wraps off a concept car that's a thinly disguised version of its first new production car in several years. The Scion iM Concept, to be formally introduced at the Los Angeles Auto Show next week, is a compact five-door hatchback that's clearly based on the...John Voelcker
Expanding the Prius Lineup: Minivan, Compact Hatch, or Coupe?
While the all-electric cars being launched as 2011 models--the Nissan Leaf, Chevrolet Volt, and Coda Sedan--get lots of attention, their total U.S. sales won't break 100,000 in their first year. Toyota, on the other hand, sells more than twice that number of hybrids here each year, making it by far...John Voelcker
So, IS This the Next Toyota Prius Model? Should It Be?
Toyota's plans to expand its Prius hybrid into an entire line of vehicles still aren't completely clear. Rumored new models have included a coupe version and a tall station wagon or "people mover" small minivan. Now a road test of the Europe-only 2011 Toyota Auris Hybrid raises the question: Will...John Voelcker
Toyota To Build Hybrid Auris In the UK Next Year
Awhile back, we speculated that Toyota's new, smaller-than-Prius hybrid would be based on the Auris Hybrid compact hatchback sold in Europe. We were wrong; in fact, the US will get a hybrid version of the already-high-mileage Toyota Yaris subcompact instead. But the Auris Hybrid is moving along...John Voelcker