If anything, we like to be honest here at CarScoop and admit our mistakes. As many of our well-informed readers from Asia pointed out in our posting of a spy shot of candy-colored Toyota sedan, and which we thank them for, what we thought is the next Corolla compact sedan, is in fact the new generation of the Vios saloon.
We'll blame the mix-up on the quality of the first photo and the fact that the design is very close to the larger 2014 Corolla sedan, pictures of which, can be seen in this posting.
The current Vios that you may also know as the Yaris sedan is based on the platform architecture of the hatchback. While we don't have additional information in our hands at this time, it is likely that the new model will continue to be based on the Yaris series (the new one).
According to Paultan, the new Vios is expected in Asian markets later this year.
Photos via Top Gear Philippines & U-Car Forums