Toyota Furia Concept teased ahead of 2013 Detroit Auto Show

Article by Christian A., on December 23, 2012

It’s believed that the concept vehicle, codenamed Furia, which will be seen this January at the Detroit Auto Show, may be the next Corolla. Toyota officials didn’t disclose any details except to describe the Furia as a sedan. It’s suggestive that since the Yaris, Camry and Avalon sedans were all redesigned in the past couple of years, and the Corolla is due for a redesign in fall 2013, the Furia will provide hints about the design direction for Toyota's compact sedan.

There is a teaser video of the Furia that gives close-ups views of the headlights, taillights and rear deck. From the design language, we observed that the Furia uses plenty of cues from the latest Scion FR-S sports coupe.

Fans should know though that Honda concepts frequently bear a close resemblance to the car’s final production version but Toyota has a tendency to be slightly more theoretical in its conceptual design language. It’s highly possible that what will be seen at Cobo Hall will be brought down a notch when it arrives at dealerships.

As the GQ3 already has a roomy interior, a horizontal dash will be added to provide a more spacious feel inside the cabin. The Qoros GQ3 will bring to new heightd the quality and ergonomics standards of vehicles produced in China to match European cars.

The technology provides an automatic emergency service alert in case of an accident, supports usage-based car insurance services and allows drivers to book dealer service appointments. Integrated social networking connectivity helps drivers share their favorite trips and photos, driving experiences and points-of-interest on social media through the intuitive interface. The advanced navigation system consists of cutting edge points-of-interest search and best-in-class traffic information.

In lieu of the range of buttons and switches that disfigure the interior of the car, the touch screen helps users control navigation, in-car networking functions, ‘Cloud’ connectivity and entertainment with intuitive finger swipes that smartphone users are accustomed to.

The cutting-edge graphics, software and technology were created inside the company to secure information displays. The purpose is to minimize driver distraction and maximized confident handling. An 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system is located at the vehicle’s central console. The system is a pioneer in the car industry. In developing the smart and dominant platform, the younger customers’ preference was considered.

The expansive infotainment system will be available as standard throughout the GQ3 range.

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