2014 Toyota Corolla Set for Unveiling Before 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show
- The redesigned 2014 Toyota Corolla will be unveiled before the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show.
- A Toyota spokesman told Edmunds that the Corolla will be on sale by the time of the Los Angeles show.
- Toyota is not saying where the Corolla will be unveiled, only that it will be "somewhere in the U.S."
NEW YORK — The redesigned 2014 Toyota Corolla will be unveiled before the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show, a Toyota senior executive said on Wednesday at the NADA/J.D. Power and Associates conference in New York City.
Bob Carter, the senior vice president of automotive operations for Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., made the remark to reporters following a keynote speech at the conference. A Toyota spokesman told Edmunds that the Corolla will be on sale by the time of the 2013 Los Angeles show.
Toyota is not saying where the Corolla will be unveiled, only that it will be "somewhere in the U.S."
"Between New York and L.A. is a big span," said Mike Michels, a Toyota spokesman in a phone conversation with Edmunds following Carter's remarks. "Sometime a production introduction doesn't fall into the auto show timeframe."
It is unlikely that the Corolla will debut at the 2013 SEMA Show.
The next-generation Toyota Corolla promises to be longer and lower than the 2013 Toyota Corolla. The redesigned Corolla was previewed in January in the form of the Toyota Corolla Furia Concept at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show.
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.
Toyota did not provide powertrain details on the Corolla Furia Concept.
The concept is fitted with 19-inch aluminum alloy wheels and features pronounced fender flares and a blacked-out grille treatment.
The 2014 Corolla takes aim at the Chevrolet Cruze, Ford Focus, Honda Civic and Hyundai Elantra.
Edmunds says: The 2014 Toyota Corolla gets teased ahead of a debut sometime before next November.