2014 Toyota Corolla | car review @ Top Speed

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Toyota is attempting to excitement around one of the company’s and most conservative nameplates: the It’s an uphill climb started months ago with the Toyota Corolla Furia making the rounds at the major American auto shows and with the official launch of the new in Santa Monica. The redesign to bring some life into the model after of languishing while the entire lineup was redesigned around it.

The is a serious cash cow for Toyota. 2012 sales reaching 300,000 units, despite the of substantive changes since What’s the rush to replace a whose tooling and engineering have long since paid off? After years, the 2014 model promises to bring the Corolla the fold with modern and styling, refined engines and spacious dimensions all around.

expecting revolution will be disappointed, but the changes are far deeper a facelift in hopes of re-energizing has become a laughing stock in the automotive enthusiast community. to ditch its beige image, the new promises to win back the boy-racer that’s long-since abandoned the in favor of the mechanically similar tC coupe or the rear-drive Scion .

With two solid sports in the Scion corner of Toyota does the new Corolla’s style alienating loyalists? Or do the new updates massage in a quieter ride, infotainment tech and a bit more in the back?

Ahead of the 2014’s in early September, we’ve a full review, image and styling analysis of the new Corolla.

8/27/2013: Toyota has just the pricing details for the 2014 It starts out at $16,800 and caps at minus optional equipment. Se the after the jump.

Update The 2014 Corolla just testing from the IIHS, and it a shockingly low Marginal score in the test. See more after the

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The Corolla was ripe for improvement. The model was designed during a nerdy phase for Toyota, one also saw the high-roof Toyota subcompact go splat against the The car simply couldn’t have nerdier, so the new one needed far more a nose job to keep up with stylish Kia’s and Hyundai’s.

The Corolla at last delivers a style counter-punch against the Hyundai Elantra and others in the Anyone with a pulse can see the model is a big improvement, but let’s it down.

The nose of the Corolla is of its new style mission, with a gloss black trapezoid a false grille below the slim grille between the Trimmed in chrome, the black grille is very curious and little purpose except a homage to the full shield Audi used to prefer. it’s not a bad look directly the front and offers a more and pseudo-dignified appearance on the highway. No one mistake this for the new Aston Rapide S. but the nose leads off a of changes to the entire proportions.

The overall dimension changes progress in banishing the Echo-based The new Corolla is nearly 4 inches than the previous model, and 1/2-inch wider and lower before. It’s a subtle by the numbers, but the impact on the road is far

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From the front quarter into the profile, the hood is significantly lower near the of the swept-back windshield. While not as as the European Honda Civic. the gets close to the futuristic that is popular in this

Standard-fit LED low-beam headlights are a inclusion by Toyota as the tech has recently trickled down high-range Audi’s and into models like the Seat (pronounced “Say Aht”) Volkswagen in Europe as well as the Avalon here in America.

beats the technology’s intro on Lexus models bar the $100,000-plus LS600h L and brand-new GS and IS sedans. The themselves are a sharply pinched and carved out of the front fenders of facing dead center as

The light graphic still a projector beam backed by high-powered LED bulbs for the low beams. The around the projector ball an inverted trapezoid and actually is close to the Furia concept. for the real headlights do double as the daytime running lights. The look is spoiled by the cheap turn signals and basic high-beams.

In profile, the Corolla looks than the 4-inch stretch in indicating the wheelbase has taken all of the into the passenger compartment. The feature a sharply-defined crease through the door handles and swooping shaping to the fenders flows upward toward the lid from the front wheels. A up-kick in the rear window sets the model apart the old model. Overall, in profile the closely resembles the Dodge .

The rear end is far less successful. It boring and cheap, despite strong aerodynamics-led creases at the corners that create a graphic. The biggest problem is the trunk, which seems far too off the ground and again makes the look like an econobox in a new The LED innovations in the front are not matched out with dull Camry reflector taillights.

Despite losing the plot out the Corolla stays relatively in initial photos via dark big swathes of gloss black and not a shimmer of chrome trim but the ‘Big T’ badge.

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