Posted Jun 9th 2013 1:45AM
Toyota Reveals Ludicrous Next-Generation 2014 Corolla Compact Sedan.
The 2014 Corolla, is scheduled to hit U.S. showrooms this fall, will be the key to Toyota’s effort to reclaim the momentum and market share in the U.S., as the compact market became more competitive than before, even for one of the most frequently sold vehicles in the world, Toyota soon realized the bread and butter of worldly Corolla was in need of a reset-and that’s what this all-new model. Corolla has sharp lines and, while still a compact model, is four inches longer than the current Corolla. The extra size allows for more rear-seat comfort, Toyota says.
Just as we predicted, the new 2014 Toyota Corolla is a more toned down version of the Toyota Corolla Furia concept first debuted earlier this year at the 2010 Detroit Auto Show. Although I have to say, while the concepts of Furia seem more tempting, the final product seems to resemble mundane pre-season second generation Ford Focus in my eyes.
Meanwhile, Toyota hasn’t released fuel economy figures; they say that this car is expected to have the most fuel-efficient of the new Corolla to reach 40 miles per gallon on the highway. That will make it competitive with the non-hybrid compact car. But today, the most efficient version of the Corolla got EPA-estimated 26 mpg on the highway. And chances are, there are two choices of engines on offer, both coming from displacing 1.8 L four-banger. The first puts out 132hp and 128 lb-ft of torque, while the second engine option is for a more fuel-efficient version, spinning out 140hp and 126 lb-ft of torque. A CVT transmission was available for the new Corolla, the eleventh generation.
But interestingly enough, Toyota said it had “7-speed,” which doesn’t exactly make sense because transmission CVT has no fixed gear ratios, then why are they called Continuously Variable Transmission. Rather than having only four “speed,” such as the Corolla has currently, this type of transmission can change the ratio of teeth in a seamless, continuously as the car speeds up or slows down. Continuously variable transmissions, or CVT’s, can be more fuel-efficient than the usual stepping transmission. Increased fuel economy comes from, among other things, a more aerodynamic design and the possible transmission of the hi-tech.
In addition, to design a new exterior, interior Corolla has also improved, with all versions of the car to get the chrome accents contrast stitching and brushed lightly on the Chair.
Toyota did not release estimates of the final price or mileage for a 2014 Corolla. Corolla is one of the oldest entries in the competitive segment, but the car continued to sell relatively well, though with more rely on sales to rental car fleets. The Corolla is the bestselling vehicle in the U.S. in may, ahead of the Focus and the Elantra. Toyota could face a challenge if trying to significantly raise the price of the model 2014 compared to 2013, which starts at just over $17,000 — about $1,000 less than the cheapest Honda Civic. Although the base Corolla still comes standard with the classic four-speed automatic while the six-speed manual for the particular model of choice.
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