Toyota eyes V6 hot-hatch| V6-engined version Corolla hatchback|

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Toyota Blade


The move start with a V6-engined of the compact Corolla hatchback, in other markets as the Blade.

The uses the same 3.5-litre V6 powers other Toyota ranging from the Tarago to the RAV4 soft-roader, and even the large car.

In the Corolla, the V6 is to produce 206kW of power than any other version of the It is also fitted with brakes to handle the extra power, and firmer suspension to for the extra weight over the wheels.

Toyota Australia’s executive director of sales and David Buttner, told that the Corolla-based Blade was considered as part of the car maker’s to inject some spark its model line-up to attract buyers to the brand.

»We do to attract younger buyers to the he said. »We do need a few and speciality vehicles to bring excitement across the product and assist in attracting a younger

Toyota has a long history of performance-focused models, including such as the Celica and Supra and the mid-engined MR2.

More it attempted to ignite interest in the Aurion large sedan and commercial ute by producing supercharged that borrowed technology and from Toyota’s TRD performance

Both were withdrawn the market in late 2008 of slow sales due in part to the cost of the supercharging technology produced only a 20 per cent in engine power. The 241kW TRD was also marred by engine that resulted in the car being from sale while the was investigated.

Mr Buttner said had also looked at a TRD-tuned of the Corolla, but had shelved the idea it would have struggled to on cost with European hot

Toyota is attempting to transform with plans to introduce a of new models aimed at attracting and younger, buyers to its showrooms.

It has announced that it will the Rukus, a boxy compact sold in the US under Toyota’s brand, to Australia, as well as a version of the Prado luxury known as the FJ Cruiser.

Toyota has unveiled a sports coupe developed in conjunction with and known as the FT-86, which is due for some time in 2012.

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Looks like Toyota are doing what ive been what they should do for bring in some of their cars to the Australian market! V6 Corolla would awesome

Shaun Date and time 13, 2010, 8:41PM

The Corolla is now the and weight of a small truck. The Corolla, the KE10 weighed in at 800kg or less. Please put 206kW into something is small, light and rear drive.

Commenter bundie2 Date and April 14, 2010, 1:27AM

Toyota was listening:

Toyota, about a few hero cars?

how an Echo GTI and here’s an idea, a GTI ?

Mac | Sydney — April 12, 2:34PM

Commenter Bertran de Date and time April 14, 9:24AM

Why not an AWD hot hatch? Toyota a pedigree with AWD performance from rallying. The TRD Aurion have been a winner if it was AWD of front-wheel drive.

Commenter KC Flemington Date and time 14, 2010, 10:31AM

bundie2 is the corolla is a small truck! needs a small performance to compete with the likes of the Polo, A3, etc. Id but a V6, 206kw corolla in a heart beat!

Also. bring back the

Oh and one more thing! Down the New World Order.

Toyota Blade

Commenter Location Sydney Date and April 14, 2010, 10:35AM

used to do a little hatch here called the Matrix was available as AWD. Wasn’t a bad car for the bobble head crew as the was a bit rough.

If they bring any of the series into Oz it may be a good but they are getting pretty in the tooth now.

Toyota has coasting for a long time and they have some work ahead of them if are going to sell passenger to anyone but pensioners.

Commenter Location Seattle Date and April 14, 2010, 11:21AM

Now don’t get me wrong, I enjoy a car but at a time when we have and more ‘youths’ wiping out our shite-house roads, isn’t it a bit for Toyota to be offering these ships’ to a younger audience?

wait for the wowsers to get hold of Wait, I here the distant and howls of the chief wowser, lol!!

Oh well at least Governments will make a fortune from the revenue taking digital snaps of all new shiny Toyotas screaming them, with the drivers on fire! Chuckle! Bring on. )

Commenter elzee Location Date and time April 14, 12:19PM

AWD would be awesome. be hard to tame all that on such a small FWD. make it RWD and there would be a new King

Commenter shaun Date and April 14, 2010, 12:36PM

like it would end up a lead arrow — they’d to do a heap of work of the suspension to it didn’t understeer like a 6 cyl

Commenter Marc 1 Location Date and time April 14, 4:51PM

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