The 2014 Toyota Corolla has a new look inside and out. The exterior stands out more with very expressive, chiseled contours. The interior comes with premium materials, more room and bold lines. This new Corolla also sports improved fuel efficiency with a 7-speed CVT and new ECO trim level.
Toyota designer and engineers relied on consumer feedback when developing this new 11th generation of Corolla. Customers emphasized the overwhelming importance of vehicle design on product perception in the marketplace. The new Corolla makes a much stronger design statement with more compelling exterior and interior executions that challenge the preconceptions about Corolla.
The new 2014 Toyota Corolla is distinguished by its tauter, more athletic proportions that ride on a longer wheelbase (+ 3.93 inches/ +100 mm compared to current model). It also features an expressive fascia with sharper, more pronounced details above a large trapezoidal grille that rests beneath a thin intake inlet below the hood. Sleek, compact LED lamp assemblies were adopted to reduce the corner mass, and help accentuate the Corolla’s tapered, rounded-corner, front-end design theme.
The cabin comes with a premium aesthetic with its use of piano-black gloss trim highlighted by metallic ornamentation that helps convey a more upscale yet sportier image. As a result of the 3.93 inch (100 mm) increase in vehicle wheelbase, the new Corolla’s interior has been improved in terms of passenger comfort, gaining considerable legroom for the rear seat occupants.
The 2014 Corolla is offered with two efficient 1.8-liter four-cylinder engines. The base 1.8-liter with VVT-i engine is available on the CE, LE, and S grades and is rated at 132 horsepower. The Corolla’s new ECO trim level is equipped with a 1.8-liter engine with VALVEMATIC, a valve train technology which appears for the first time in North America with Corolla. It also comes with improved handling and steering thanks to a rigid unibody that can take advantage of improved suspension tuning to offer a more engaging, better handling and more dynamic car.
2014 Toyota Corolla Engine:
2ZR-FE 16-valve DOHC Dual VVT-i : 132 horsepower and 128 lb-ft of torque
2Zr-FAE 16-valve DOHC VALVEMATIC : 140 horsepower and 126 lb-ft of torque
Toyota Corolla is the best-selling car nameplate on the planet and this year it celebrates its 47th year on the market. As a result of more than 40 years on the market satisfying consumer needs, this compact car has developed into a pillar supporting Toyota’s famed reputation for dependability, quality and reliability. Great things are expected of the 2014 Toyota Corolla.