2013 Detroit Auto Show: Toyota Corolla Furia Concept

2013 Detroit Auto Show


  • Toyota Corolla Furia Concept Picture

    Toyota Corolla Furia Concept Picture

    Yes, it's called the Furia because Toyota is furiously working on a replacement for the Corolla. | January 14, 2013

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What Is It?
Toyota Corolla Furia Concept

What's Special About It?
Forget the fancy name and the "concept" label. This is the next-generation Corolla. It won't have 19-inch wheels like this car, and the "Fuego Furioso" paint, as it's nicknamed, won't make production either, but figure the other 90 percent of this concept is heading to showrooms.

Toyota is on a mission to inject a little life into its lineup, so it figures the Corolla is a good place to start. It's been a sales winner for decades, but never because it looked like anything you would want to drive.

This time around Toyota is hoping to make the car slightly more interesting than your average economy sedan. It raked the windshield back a little more and stretched the wheelbase. Then Toyota's designers gave the C-pillars a new look by bending the beltline up, which is surprisingly effective, at least in terms of making it look different from the current Corolla.

Toyota officials didn't say anything about the mechanical aspects of the next Corolla during the big debut, but that's probably because they aren't expected to change much. The carmaker wants a more interesting Corolla but it's not going to stray too far from the proven formula. Expect to see something closer to the production model later this year.

What Edmunds Says:
A sincere, if modest, effort to inject a little life into the Corolla, and it couldn't happen soon enough.

Specifications:
Length: 181.6 inches
Width: 71.0 inches
Height: 56.1 inches
Wheelbase:106.3 inches

Comments

  • pommah pommah Posts:

    Barf-o-rama

  • vrooomf1 vrooomf1 Posts:

    Now that's impressive! I'm glad Toyota took a new approach as far as design goes and I hope they will come up with a good sporty version of it. As mentioned in your paper the Corolla S has never been a big seller but for the record you take any girly looking car and put the sportier engine in it, it won't sell. Now I would love to see this one with the 2.0 l flat 4 turbocharged (turbocharged version of the FR-S/BRZ/GT86 engine)... You better follow through and not disappoint us Toyota!

  • vrooomf1 vrooomf1 Posts:

    Now that's impressive! I'm glad Toyota took a new approach as far as design goes and I hope they will come up with a good sporty version of it. As mentioned in your paper the Corolla S has never been a big seller but for the record you take any girly looking car and put the sportier engine in it, it won't sell. Now I would love to see this one with the 2.0 l flat 4 turbocharged (turbocharged version of the FR-S/BRZ/GT86 engine)... You better follow through and not disappoint us Toyota!

  • dddonmaui dddonmaui Posts:

    Furrrrrrrrrrrrrrry - yah!!!!!! Hmmmmm - SUNSPOT Copper on a boring lil 4 door toad. Looks alot like Civic frontend and the rear lights are simply COSMIC....Japanese CANNOT design worth a darn -'cept mebbee Mazda concepts....Look at new Caddy ELR - now THAT'S smooth, sexy & sweet!!

  • windsor5 windsor5 Posts:

    OH GOD MY EYES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • mrhiguy mrhiguy Posts:

    Ugly ugly ugly

  • jpnpower jpnpower Posts:

    I think it actually looks good. Whats wrong? Anyway DDONMAUI, don't say that Japanese can't design, they very well can, (they do run out of the country and design for BMW and Ferrari instead, but that aside)

  • zheka zheka Posts:

    Am I the only one seeing resemblance to 8th gen (2006-2011) Honda Civic from the front and the the rear?

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