Speaking with TMR today, Toyota Australia's Mike Breen said that while the Yundong Shuangquing II is specific to China, there will be "some similarities" in the Corolla sedan bound for western markets.
Mr Breen's comments follow confirmation earlier in the year that the Furia concept - a clear predecessor to the Yundong Shuangquing II - is a glimpse of the current Corolla sedan's replacement.
Place the Furia side-by-side with the Yundong Shuangquing II and it is clear that while the two cars wear unique front- and rear-end styling, the profiles are virtually identical.
Spy photos obtained in February also hint at a final production design for the Furia and Yundong Shuangquing II concepts, wearing a market-ready face that is more in-line with Toyota Australia's current range.
If this spied car does make its way to Australia, expect it to draw power from the same 103kW/173Nm four-cylinder petrol engine that drives the new hatch model.
The Yundong Shuangquing II also hints at a possible hybrid version of the new Corolla sedan, joining the current Camry Hybrid in boosting the carmaker's already extensive green credentials in Australia.
A hybrid Corolla wouldn't be out of the question, with a petrol-electric version already sold overseas as the Auris Hybrid (the Corolla wears an Auris badge in some markets).
The new Corolla sedan is expected to enter production later this year, ahead of an early 2014 launch.
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