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Toyota announces return of the Corolla

Toyota Auris to make way for new Corolla

Toyota is set to revive its Corolla nameplate when it replaces the Auris hatchback in 2019.

The Corolla holds the record as the best-selling car worldwide and the Japanese brand has confirmed that its new C-segment models will mark a return for the title as the Auris branding is set aside.

Toyota’s new hatchback, saloon and estate model will be called Corolla, although the saloon version is not expected to reach European markets.

Dr Johan van Zyl, president and chief executive of Toyota Motor Europe, said: “Adding to Corolla’s renowned quality, desirability and reliability, it delivers the more emotional values that our customers aspire to, such as a distinctive design, interior refinement, rewarding driving dynamics and powerful yet efficient hybrid electric powertrains.

“There is no better moment than the launch of the upcoming new generation model to reintroduce the Corolla name to our C-segment hatchback and wagon.”

The new Corolla Touring Sports wagon will have its world premiere at the Paris Motor Show on October 2, appearing alongside the new hatchback.

Both models will be presented in hybrid electric form.

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