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Toyota Corolla Wagon coming soon? Mysterious new trademark points to return of the practical small car


A Toyota Corolla Wagon could join the Japanese giant's fleet in Australia after a mysterious new trademark was registered with the Australian government. 

Toyota in Australia registered the "TOYOTA BZ" nameplate with the government's intellectual property office on May 22, with the submission now in the review phase. 

But it has got us wondering just what exactly the Toyota BZ is. Internet sleuths, especially in the USA, are speculating the BZ refers to the Corolla Wagon, otherwise known as the Trek, which is sold in Europe, given the initials BZ were initially applied to a Japanese market Corolla Wagon. 

For its part, Toyota wouldn't be drawn on the listing, but did reiterate its interest in the Corolla Wagon, though warned there were question marks over its viability in Australia. 

"We've studied this model in the past, and we will continue to study it. At this point, we're not sure there's a strong enough business case for it," a Toyota spokesperson told CarsGuide.

Offered in Europe since 2019, the Corolla Trek arrived wits a 1.2 turbocharged petrol, or a 1.8- and 2.0-litre hybrid powertrain. It also rides 20mm higher than the standard Corolla, and measures 4650mm in length, 1790mm in width and 1435mm in height.

Perhaps most important, though, is that it solves one of the lingering bugbears with Corolla hatch, and that's storage space. In Wagon guise, Toyota's small car carries 598 litres (VDA) with the rear seats in place.