New Toyota Corolla Touring Sports Is A Stretched Wagon Slated For Paris

The wagon may be a dying breed, slowly bled out by the rise of the crossover – but it’s not dead yet. At least not as far as Toyota is concerned, for the European market.

The Japanese automaker has revealed the first images and details of the new Corolla Touring Sports, a longer version of the hatchback revealed at the Geneva show earlier this year.

Now stretched out to offer increased versatility and interior space, the all-new Toyota Corolla Touring Sports is set to debut a month from now at the Paris Auto Show. It’s been developed in Europe for the European market at the company’s new Zaventem Design Centre in Belgium.

The elongated roofline rides on a 2700mm (106”) wheelbase to offer what the manufacturer touts as “best-in-class rear seat passenger legroom” and 598 liters (21 cubic feet) of cargo capacity. That may not be as much as a taller crossover SUV, but it ought to make the new Corolla an even more enticing prospect to those seeking a bit more space in their compact car.

Otherwise it’s essentially the same car as the hatchback, offering an array of powertrain options. No diesels, just one gasoline engine – a 1.2-liter turbo with 116 hp (86 kW) – joined by two hybrid options: a 1.8-liter unit with 122 hp (91 kW) or a 2.0 with 180 hp (134 kW). The multilink rear suspension and available adaptive variable setup ought to help keep it stable, even with a full load in the back.

The Touring Sports model will also offer four two-tone finishes, thanks to the availability of a black roof and pillars. We’ll have to wait on further details to be revealed closer to its debut in Paris, but the bottom line is that European wagon fans can rest easy with the imminent arrival of the new model on the marketplace.

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  • Six_Tymes

    if this is a production version, it looks to be a very big hit.

    • annon

      this is the final version and from sources the wagon looks far better than the hatchback, wider wheel arches, better stance, better looks…reality will show??, only thing I personally reprimand is the navi screen, just don’t like this “pop-up” from the dashboard but I guess this is the way Toyota will go…viz. CH-R, Corolla, RAV4…

  • Janar Siniväli

    Could it be the first Corolla Wagon in 20 years that has the right proportions? I do like it.
    But let’s wait for the real thing – sometimes the photographers are better than the designers.

    • Christian

      It’s not a “Wagon”… lol Call it a estate… Jesus…

      • Able

        Estate is the European name. Wagon is used everywhere else. You know what he meant, STFU.

        • Christian

          No didn’t, you homofobic!

      • Matt

        “Estate” is purely name used in UK only , “combi”, “touring”, “station wagon” , or just “Wagon” are names used in different corners in the world , same as
        In UK sedans are called saloons for some reason… but anyway, car looks really nice overall for Toyota

    • Bob

      I’m glad someone else noticed how terrible Toyota’s proportions tend to be. Even when their front and rear fascias were attractive, something in the overall shape was amiss.

  • roy

    This looks really good

  • Christian

    YEYE! WE CAN FINALLY MAKE COROLLA JOKES AGAIN! :p The Auris name wasen’t so great to joke with… i mean, Auris mean gold in latin … you knew that, didn¨t you?

  • Krisnadi Imam

    Looks rather nice issit?

  • salamOOn

    very very good looking car

  • erly5

    Looks great with the big alloys, however, you won’t actually see many on the road like this. Wait and see what the lower and mid-spec ones look like with smaller wheels.

  • Rocket

    A handsome Toyota? Can it be???

  • Infinite1

    The side profile reminds me of the Lexus CT200h. Looks really good

  • I’d buy this in a heartbeat

  • Enter Ranting

    The Toyota Catfish.

  • SpongeBob99Swell

    Is this going to be the Toyota ‘Corolla Cross’ we’ll likely get here in NA?

    Regardless, with vehicles like the new Camry, the new Avalon, the new RAV4, and even predictably the entire lineup for the new Corolla…. it seems like Toyota is stepping up.

  • WalthamDan

    Strange to say this even as a current Toyota owner but, that’s a good looking Toyota

  • LOOKS GOOD. YOU CAN PUT AS MUCH CRAP IN THAT AS AN SUV WITHOUT BLOCKING TRAFFIC OF THOSE BEHIND YOU.

  • PlonPlon

    It will turn heads for sure! Good job, Toyota!

  • Paul

    Good looking wagon. Wonder if to the US in some form?

  • Mike Gonzalez

    It looks so good. I’m proud of Toyota for finally adapting its design language to European taste

  • Stephen G

    Corolla’s have always been decent looking cars…this version is out of the park!

  • Liam Paul

    did someone slap a ugly stick to the front of it?

  • asphrp

    i hope this one’ll come to SEA market 🙂

  • Althea Later

    Of course they won’t import it to the USA. I don’t get it. At least give it a chance. They had to give it lobster claw tail-lamps though. Seriously, can’t they think up something new for a change?

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