Toyota has added the Corolla Touring to its Japanese line-up, potentially opening the door for it to join the Australian range.
But the long-roofed Corolla won't be offered locally in the foreseeable future, Toyota Australia has confirmed.
The more practical Corolla Touring is produced alongside the hatchback in Takaoka, Japan. It looks similar to the wagon offered in Europe, but the Japanese-market Touring is shorter than the European model and is offered with two petrol engines we don't get in Australia.
"At this stage, we don't have any plans to introduce the Corolla Touring," a Toyota spokesperson told CarAdvice, although they didn't rule out bringing the model here in the future.
"We have to assess the feasibility and suitability of the car for our market."
Renault has also killed the Megane Estate in Australia, as part of its move to offer only GT, GT-Line and Renault Sport variants in Australia.
Although we won't be getting the Corolla Touring, Toyota has announced a spec upgrade for the 2020 Corolla hatch. It will gain low-speed crash avoidance, along with the option of two-tone exterior paints, when it arrives in Australia this November.
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