Toyota throws some trendy curves with new 2014 Corolla — MSN Autos

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Toyota throws some curves with new 2014

After more than 40 sold, this humble gets some groove in its for its 11th generation.


The world’s popular car is finally looking again.

Toyota pulled the off its new 2014 Corolla early morning, proving that its compact can throw some curves.

Toyota’s ultraconservative have loosened their with this 11th-generation drafting slanted LED headlights, a blacked-out lower fascia and a few creases that take a to the current model’s dead It’s remarkably close to the Furia concept that in January at the North American Auto Show. We see a hint of the FR-S in the front, too, is a very good thing.

But as we join the rest of the automotive in a collective, Wow, it’s time, loyal Toyota will just shrug and Thanks, I’ll have when the car goes on sale fall. Even in the face of powerful and more efficient these people snapped up 290,000 Corollas last marking it as the fifth-best-selling car in the U.S.

than 40 million have sold since 1966, and in the automotive industry aside forged steel has the perceived for quality, reliability and value as the For Toyota, which practically a telepathic connection to its customers, the is as good as minting its own money.

Underneath the new skin is a carryover and transmission, the same 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine and the outdated automatic transmission. Hey, it But that’s just for the base L LE and higher models get a new continuously transmission, as found on the Prius and such as the Nissan Sentra ; says it will return fuel economy while a more enjoyable drive.

physical gear ratios, CVTs tend to keep revs low around town, but acceleration, they usually sap and make a car feel like continuously slipping a clutch. said it made an effort to discrete shift points – up to as seen on the Corolla S – that smooth out throttle inputs and mimic the up-and-down rev patterns of automatics. A transmission fluid a decently tall final ratio and fewer strains on the from the hydraulic pump a more efficient CVT than

If it can match the fantastic performance of new CVT, as used in the 2013 Toyota’s choice will be Fuel economy estimates not been announced, but Toyota it expects more than 40 mpg on its new LE Eco

Toyota Corolla Compact IV

That model, like from Chevrolet and Honda. underbody coverings and lower tires to achieve more mileage. But this is also the Corolla model to feature which Toyota says a broader lift and timing for the intake valves. The technology horsepower to 140, and frankly, baffled why Toyota didn’t this fuel-saving on all its models. with its added cost, bet Toyota would want the to have class-leading EPA numbers, at 27 mpg city and 34 mpg highway it is sorely now.

Instead, Toyota is relying on the new slippery aerodynamics (0.28 of drag) and low weight (less 2,900 pounds, in keeping the current model) to boost A new Eco mode will help, by numbing throttle response and down the air conditioner. A Sport on S models is not a track focused – yes, Toyota, we figured – but more aggressive shifts and up the electric power steering. eager to find out how the 2014 drives, but we’ll sum it up right now for owners: Like a car.

the 2014 Corolla takes on the flat, horizontally aligned seen on its Lexus models. It sharp and upscale, especially the shiny black-plastic trim and system in the photos. Whether has added more soft-touch to offset the current car’s surfaces remains to be seen. But will certainly enjoy the longer length and wheelbase, added sound insulation will hush an already car.

Probably the most surprising is standard LED low-beam headlights, an detail seen as an option on cars and not seen anywhere in the segment.

Eight airbags, up six, will be offered. did not specify if any active safety such as blind-spot monitoring and alerts, would be available.

will be announced closer to the fall launch, but the Corolla shouldn’t expect any big jumps. No how trendy and avant-garde this new is, Toyota isn’t about to their wallets.

Toyota Corolla Compact IV
Toyota Corolla Compact IV
Toyota Corolla Compact IV

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