2013 Detroit Auto Show: Toyota unveils the Corolla Furia Concept

Article by Christian Andrei, on January 14, 2013

Toyota introduced the Corolla Furia Concept at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show and as its name says it, the new vehicle hints at a future design for company’s most popular compact. According to the official press release, the car was designed around a theme of “Iconic Dynamism,” which uses pure and simple surface elements in order to create a confident, decisive and recognizable appearance that appeals to more young consumers.

In terms of design, the car is a dynamic interpretation of a compact sedan that displays a more stable, athletic stance with 19-inch allow wheels. The vehicle features an aggressively-designed front fascia, with a blacked-out grille treatment, new LED headlamps, rear LED taillights and new carbon fiber accents that adorn its wheel wells, rocker panels, and rear valance.

"The Corolla Furia Concept is an early indicator of where our compact car design may lead in the future," said Bill Fay, group vice president and general manager of the Toyota Division. "It blends a heightened emphasis on dramatic design and modern elements of high technology to generate curb appeal that will surprise a lot of people."

Press Release

Toyota Corolla Furia Concept

Toyota Corolla Furia Concept has been unveiled at the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. This exciting compact sedan concept hints at the styling cues consumers can expect to see on the next-generation Corolla. The concept represents an exterior styling study by Toyota designers, and it builds on the brand's product development priority to develop more dramatic, expressively designed vehicles.

"The Toyota Corolla Furia Concept is an early indicator of where our compact car design may lead in the future," said Bill Fay, group vice president and general manager of the Toyota Division. "It blends a heightened emphasis on dramatic design and modern elements of high technology to generate curb appeal that will surprise a lot of people."

The Furia is designed around a theme of "Iconic Dynamism," which uses pure and simple surface elements to create a confident, decisive and recognizable appearance appealing to more youthful consumers. It features a more provocative, dynamic interpretation of a compact sedan that displays a more stable, athletic stance with 19-inch allow wheels pushed to the vehicle's corners with short overhangs to help emphasize its long wheelbase.

The Toyota Corolla Furia design includes a swept windshield, with a sloped roofline and pronounced fender flares, to help communicate a sense of motion even when the car is stationary. The aggressively styled front fascia, with a blacked-out grille treatment, helps highlight a pair of sculpted front LED headlamps that combine with the rear composite LED taillight assemblies to add a sense of advanced technology to the Furia's impactful exterior. Carbon fiber accents adorn the Toyota Corolla Furia Concept's wheel wells, rocker panels, and rear valance, which includes ornate metal exhaust outlet surrounds to add a sense of modern athleticism.

Toyota Corolla Furia Concept Dimensions

Overall Length: 4620 mm/ 181.9 inches
Overall Width: 1805 mm / 71 inches
Overall Height: 1425 mm / 56.1 inches
Wheelbase: 2700 mm/ 106.3 inches
Wheels: 19-inch aluminum alloy

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