2013 Detroit Auto ShowJust the Facts:
- The Toyota Corolla Furia Concept, which previews the 2014 Toyota Corolla, debuted on Monday at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show.
- The 2014 Toyota Corolla promises to be longer and lower than the 2013 Toyota Corolla.
- The beefy Corolla Furia Concept rides on 19-inch aluminum alloy wheels and features pronounced fender flares and a blacked-out grille treatment.
The next-generation Toyota Corolla promises to be longer and lower than the 2013 Toyota Corolla. While the Corolla Furia Concept stands out with its surprisingly robust appearance, the real story lies in the numbers.
The concept rides on a 106.3-inch wheelbase compared to a 102.4-inch wheelbase on the 2013 Corolla, with an overall length of 181.9 inches versus 180.0 inches. The concept has an overall width of 71 inches compared with 69.4 inches on the 2013 Corolla, and an overall height of 56.1 inches versus 57.7 inches.
The beefy Corolla Furia Concept rides on 19-inch aluminum alloy wheels and features pronounced fender flares and a blacked-out grille treatment.
Other details include sculpted front LED headlights and rear composite LED taillights. Carbon-fiber accents are featured on the Corolla Furia Concept's wheelwells, rocker panels and rear valance.
Toyota did not provide powertrain details on the Corolla Furia Concept or spell out when the next-generation Corolla is scheduled to hit the market.
The 2014 Toyota Corolla targets the Chevrolet Cruze, Ford Focus, Honda Civic and Hyundai Elantra. The current-generation Corolla was lightly updated for 2011, but has been around in the same form since 2009.
Edmunds says: The Toyota Corolla was one of the pioneers of the modern compact-car segment. The Corolla Furia Concept lifts the veil on what Toyota is thinking in terms of a major redo.