One of the limitations of the Toyota Corolla has always been its Front-Wheel-Drive setup, however Toyota is currently selling an All Wheel Drive version of the Corolla (called Toyota Blade) in Japan.
Our friends at autotelegraaf.nl had a chat with one of the Corolla’s engineers (Soichiro Okudaira) who was happy to admit the Corolla is capable of supporting a V6 engine!
In Europe, Toyota is set to launch a V6 AWD Corolla to compete with the increasingly stronger competition. Given the Toyota blade is already selling in Japan, the all wheel drive system has already been implemented (and tested) in the new Corolla – so the hard work is already done.
But here is the 1 million dollar question, will it ever come to Australia? We are currently seeking the answer to that question ourselves, we’ll let you know when we know!
The All-Wheel-Drive isn’t the only good news, European sources are hinting that a high-output diesel version might also go on sale. A Diesel corolla? Yes please!