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2014 Toyota Corolla sports more space and exciting exterior styling

February 10, 2014

• New model offers exciting exterior styling
• Modern interior design with premium flair
• Longer wheelbase offers improved ride quality and interior roominess
• New model targets over 40 mpg rating with a list of mechanical and aerodynamic improvements

The 11th generation Toyota Corolla builds on 47 years of success and almost 40 million unit sales worldwide. The new Corolla is dramatically styled, sleeker and more dynamic and Toyota are sure that will change consumer perceptions of its iconic and popular compact sedan.

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Exterior Styling

The new Corolla builds on the styling momentum seen in Toyota vehicles launched in the past year, which has produced more expressive vehicle designs. With the new Corolla’s stronger exterior styling, it is clear that Toyota’s brand and product direction will emphasize more compelling styling executions that will appeal to current Toyota customers while also attracting more youthful buyers. The Corolla’s design theme dictates a more advanced, modern-looking vehicle with a longer wheelbase and shorter overhangs, resulting in an athletic stance with greater presence. More pronounced flared wheel arches, and the impactful simplicity of cleanly sculpted surfaces, help lend the Corolla an exterior elegance.

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The Interior

The 2014 Toyota Corolla’s interior matches the visual impact of the exterior and adds a new level of refinement. The passenger cabin features a clean, horizontally oriented dash panel design that adds to the interior’s sense of spaciousness. The instrument panel and surrounding areas are finished in premium materials with piano black surfaces, metallic accents and decorative pin-striping to help elevate the compact car experience.
The premium interior extends to the rear seat as well. The new Corolla’s slightly longer wheelbase creates a more spacious interior, with a rear seat area that is almost 7 centimetres longer than the previous model, providing rear occupant a lot more comfort.

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Model line-up

The 2014 Corolla will also offer a new LE Eco grade that is differentiated by a more efficient 140-horsepower, 1.8-liter engine with Valvematic technology; improved aerodynamics; and low rolling resistance tires. While the new Corolla has taken the exterior and interior to new levels, the model remains committed to delivering world-class fuel economy in the compact segment.
To further aid in economical fuel use, the new 2014 Toyota Corolla unibody makes extensive use of lightweight, high-strength steel to help keep vehicle weight to new ultra light modern standards.
The 2014 Corolla is the first compact car equipped with standard LED lowbeam headlamps, and all models are standard equipped with eight airbags, and Bluetooth® hand-free phone and audio-streaming connectivity. The Corolla will be available in four trim levels (L, LE, LE Eco, and S) that offer a wide range of popular features to help distinguish each trim level.

Some of the available equipment includes the following:

• Touchscreen audio
• Apps accessible through the audio head unit
• Smart Key/ Push-button start
• Power moonroof
• Back-up monitor
• SofTex™ Seats
• Available Paddle shifters
• Rear deck lid spoiler

The 2014 Corolla will elevate the consumer’s experience for the world’s most popular sedan with modern, expressive styling, a more premium interior experience, improved fuel economy and performance, and a strong menu of available features.

Vehicle pricing, and final option packages is not yet available in South Africa at the time of writing.

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