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Detroit Furia previews Toyota sedan

Young at heart: Corolla Furia concept is of the new-generation Corolla sedan will chase a younger when it arrives later year.

Toyota goes for more youthful audience 2013 Corolla Furia


15 January 2013

gave an insight into a more aggressive Corolla at the Detroit motor show just months after the Toyota Corolla hatch was in Australia.

Called the Corolla the sporty four-door concept Toyota’s ambition to attract buyers to its best-selling model, in the United States where the car is under siege from rivals.

The sedan is expected to go into later this year, the old model that is currently in parallel to the new 11th-generation hatch in showrooms.

Toyota Australia relations manager Mike told GoAuto the Corolla Concept was indicative of the design of the Corolla sedan that is to go on sale in Australia in the first of next year.

He confirmed the new sedan was on still track for 12 to 18 months after the hatch, as was at the hatch launch in October.

The new four-door model is shaping up as different to the Euro-style five-door as it was developed by a separate team a different chief engineer.

on a 100mm-longer wheelbase than the that made its Australian at the Australian International Motor in October, the Furia is also by 45mm but 15mm shorter.

In the wheels have been out to the corners of the car for a sportier stance.

The stands on 19-inch wheels – on such a mass-selling small car is likely to turn up with or 16-inch wheels in showrooms.

It is also adorned with trim, including a boot-lip that is unlikely to make it production on mainstream models.

US reports suggest the general is indicative of the new model that is in late 2013 in the US and Australia the same time.

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Like the sedan, the sheetmetal appears to be different to that of the hatch, a unique bonnet with lines and a chrome garnish on the edge.

The pronounced ‘beak’ at the has a family similarity to the Corolla but again with differences, as a smaller Toyota badge at its

The Furia has blacked-out elements, the front bumper, rear wheelarch trims and side giving it a racy appearance, or, as puts it, “modern athleticism”.

the new model, Toyota’s American vice-president Bill Fay said Furia was “an early indicator of our compact car design may lead in

“It blends a heightened emphasis on design and modern elements of technology to generate kerb that will surprise a lot of he said.

Toyota says design theme was “iconic which is described as “pure and surface elements to create a decisive and recognisable appearance to more youthful consumers”.

The current three-box Corolla is one of the models in the Toyota line-up, been launched in Australia in

No powertrains have been for the new Corolla sedan, but it is likely to the same 1.8-litre 103kW/173Nm petrol engine as the hatch. A is unlikely due to limited take-up in cars to date, and nor is a hybrid, due to the with the Prius line-up.

The and sedan are expected to comprise the Australian Corolla range, Europe’s wagon off the agenda due to cost and potential crossover the Prius V wagon.

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