June 25th, 2001

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finally!

FINALLY someone's bringing a four-door hot-hatch to the states!

witness the due-next-year Toyota Matrix.

(yeah, ok, so the name's not the most imaginative thing ever. both of those words are separate links, btw- one's a 3/4 front shot, the other 3/4 rear.)

here's hoping they drop a good engine into it... a russian site i could barely translate seems to think they'll be using the same engines as the celica- the 180-hp VVTi engine and 6-speed transmission would be just fine with me, as long as they space the gear ratios a little more intelligently than they did in the celica...
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