Leaked: This is the 2014 Toyota Corolla

Article by Christian A., on June 6, 2013

The all-new 2014 Toyota Corolla is ready to make its debut but first photos with the real deal were published on a Spanish website. Looking similar to the Furia Concept unveiled back in January, at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, the 2014 Corolla comes with a revolutionary design comparing it with the outgoing model.

The 11th generation Corolla aims to seduce a younger audience and as a result it will feature a sporty design with large air intakes found on the front bumper, smooth lines at the rear, stylish headlamps and taillights and new wheel designs.

Moreover, the 2014 Corolla will also be more spacious as its wheelbase increased from 2.55 to 2.70 metres, which means that its rivals such as the Chevrolet Cruze and the Honda Civic will see their sales numbers go down.

Furthermore, The 2014 Corolla will have a length of 4.62 metres. In the United States, the new Corolla will be offered with a 1.8-liter engine bolted to a new automatic transmission (CVT). The engine will use the Valvematic technology, able to deliver more power without an increase in fuel consumption.

Toyota designed the new Corolla to have a more expressive and more chiseled exterior that further details the "Iconic Dynamism" theme first featured on the Corolla Furia Concept unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show.

The latest iteration of the Corolla is marked by tauter yet sportier proportions with a wheelbase that is longer than its predecessor (plus 3.93 inches or 100 mm). In addition, the new Corolla features short overhangs and wheels pushed out to the corners as well as more tapered expression both on the front and rear. Although it is 3.90 inches (99 mm) longer than the previous model, the new Toyota Corolla looks more compact, thanks to its shape that tapers at the front and rear of the vehicle.

Moreover, the front end of the new Corolla is more expressive and more pronounced details as emphasized by a large trapezoidal grill located below a slim intake inlet under the bonnet. Interestingly, the front end of the new Corolla continues to have the design themes found in more recent sedans from Toyota like the Camry and Avalon. Furthermore, the sleeker front end of the Corolla is now more assertive thanks to its sculpted surfaces.

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