I'm kinda disappointed that someone leaked the photos. I was with someone who was talking to someone on the phone while they were at the Miami event at that "other" website (lol). It was enough for me to hear, but the temptation was just so great I had to see it. now I'm mad at myself and whoever put those photos up. It's like knowing what you are getting for your birthday. poop. Next time I'll just go mod something on the box for a few weeks and not touch the computer. lol
Toyota had no problem not changing Corolla tag when they switched from rear wheel drive to front. So they must really have reason to keep the name. I like the fact that it does not look anything like the original - our cars stay unique and that is a good reason to keep it without being tempted for an "upgrade".
New "xB" is a totally different vibe. Hard to say much from these pics, but I doubt it will have the kind of following the original enjoys. It has to be a better car in every mechanical sense, but it aint no BOX.