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New 2014 Toyota Corolla revealed
Earlier in 2013 when Toyota showcased the Furia Corolla concept, we were completely awestruck with the car's sharp and aggressive lines, bold silhouette and aggressive front facia. It left us waiting in anticipation to know if the production-version next-gen Corolla would indeed turn out as appealing.
Toyota has finally revealed the production version of the new Corolla and we are pleased to report that most of those contemporary design cues have been retained and the next generation car is indeed a looker!
The bold air intake in the front bumper, sleek trapezoidal grill, and angular headlamps give the front end of the new Corolla a rather handsome stance. When viewed from the side, it can be noticed that the wheels are pushed out towards the corners to help emphasise the wheel arches. The window line too looks appealing and the kink in the rear window is retained from the concept, while the design line running from the boot lid to the C-Pillar lends a sporty tone to the rear section of the car. At the back, the rear bumper has a somewhat plain design with a black air diffuser at the bottom. The tail lights are angular and neatly integrate into the design feature of the boot below the sleek rear spoiler.
On the inside, the 2014 Toyota Corolla gets dual tone colour combination along with piano-black gloss trim and metallic ornamentation trim that lend plenty of visual breaks from one surface to the other. The centre console has been laid out in a very functional manner while enhancing the spaciousness of the cabin. Toyota also states that depending on interior colour theme, blue, black or amber pinstriped accents are used in conjunction with the dash and door panels to enhance the premium appeal of the interior.
The new Toyota Corolla has also been made larger from all dimensions in terms of length, width and wheelbase while the height of the car has been reduced. This means that there is now more cabin space inside the 2014 Corolla that has been used to create more rear legroom while the rear seat hip point has been moved back too and the floor has been made flatter (by re-routing exhaust pipes) to make the middle passenger more comfortable. It has to be said that these changes will be more than welcome in India. Meanwhile, the front seats include a longer, more supportive lower cushion and an improved bolster design and increase in seat adjustment to help accommodate a wider range of physiques. Top models will get heated seats too.