Toyota unveils bigger, curvier Corolla — Jun. 7, 2013

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Toyota Corolla Compact II

Toyota unveils bigger, Corolla

SANTA MONICA, (CNNMoney)

Toyota Motor Co. the first completely redesigned of its popular Corolla in many at a lavish event in Santa Calif. Thursday.

The Corolla is, the world’s most popular It was introduced in Japan in 1966, to the United States two years By now, Toyota ( TM ) claims to sold almost 40 million of Even in its current version, is far from cutting edge in of its engineering and technology, the Corolla is the best-selling compact car in America and second best-selling model the Camry.


The new car, which will go on in the fall, has sharper lines while still a compact is four inches longer the current Corolla. The extra allows for more rear comfort Toyota says.

Toyota has not yet released fuel figures, the automaker did say that it the most fuel-efficient version of the new to achieve 40 miles per gallon on the That would make it with newer non-hybrid cars. Currently, the most version of the Corolla gets an 34 mpg on the highway.

The fuel economy improvements from, among other a more aerodynamic design and an hi-tech transmission.

The new transmission is variable. Rather than just four speeds, as Corolla has, this of transmission can change gear in a smooth, continuous fashion as the car up or slows down. Continuously transmissions, or CVTs, can be more efficient than ordinary transmissions.

But CVTs can feel strange to accustomed to ordinary automatic They can make the car’s sound as if it’s straining. To this, Toyota has added software that causes the CVT to like a seven-speed transmission. acceleration, the engine will up and slow down as if gears being shifted in the ordinary

Toyota Corolla Compact II

The transmission can be programmed to behave in different versions of the car. For in the Corolla LE ECO it will be have a fuel economy mode. In the S there will be a performance-tuned mode and drivers will be to shift gears themselves steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters or the gear selector.

The new transmission will come on the majority of new Corollas sold in the Toyota said. A six-speed transmission will also be and a four-speed automatic will in an extremely low-priced version of the

In addition to the new exterior design, the interior has also been with all versions of the car getting chrome accents and contrast-colored on the seats.

The car was revealed at an event featuring comedian Adam Carolla and a of Corolla models from the The event was attended by about people including journalists, dealers and current Corolla

The Corolla’s market segment has more competitive with the of redesigned models like the Elantra. Ford Focus and Civic.

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Toyota Corolla Compact II
Toyota Corolla Compact II
Toyota Corolla Compact II
Toyota Corolla Compact II
Toyota Corolla Compact II
Toyota Corolla Compact II

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