No more Auris nameplate, European market adopts Corolla for all 3 body types

Aug 31, 2018 | Same topic: Highlights of the week
This rename applies to all 3 body types - Hatchback, Sedan, and Wagon.

Toyota has just decided to replace its Auris nameplate for the European market. Now the European motorists will get accustomed to the name Corolla as used to call in other markets.

The carmaker explained it is its new Global Architecture platform (TNGA) to be used on the new model that encouraged the Toyota to remove the former name Auris (meaning gold in Latin). Also, with the introduction of TNGA, the 3 current platforms on the existing models will be removed.

“The TNGA engineering and design philosophy brings a whole new dimension to our next generation C-segment models,” Said CEO and President of Toyota Motor Europe Johan van Zyl.

angular front of the Toyota Corolla 2019, Auris in European market

Now the European motorists will get accustomed to the name Corolla as used to call in other markets

the front of the Toyota Corolla 2019, Auris in European market

Also, with the introduction of TNGA, the 3 current platforms on the existing models will be removed

This rename applies to all 3 body types- Hatchback, Sedan, and Wagon.

Most of the information from the company is only spinning around the hatchback body type but there have been plenteous spyshots of the Toyota Corolla sedan revealed previously. Also, it depends on the body types that’ll be equipped with Toyota’s hybrid electric technology, the company revealed.

Video: 2019 Toyota Auris Reveal - Signals As New Toyota Corolla for US

Toyota Corolla has been the top-selling nameplate in the world with over 45m units sold since its first introduction to the public in 1966. That all markets share the same Corolla nameplate will even perk up its dominance and outpace its rival models from other auto brands by leaps and bounds.

side of the Toyota Corolla 2019, Auris in European market

 It depends on the body types that’ll be equipped with Toyota’s hybrid electric technology

angular rear of the Toyota Corolla 2019, Auris in European market

Toyota Corolla has been the top-selling nameplate in the world with over 45m units sold since 1966

*Note: All photos of the models above are of the Toyota Corolla 2019 hatchback debuting at 2018 Geneva International Motor Show.

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