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The US-market Toyota Corolla has made its premiere, featuring a new look and a more spacious interior

The 2014 Toyota Corolla has been unveiled. The latest generation of the North American-market hatchback has been “strikingly restyled”, boasting a new look and improved economy.

Toyota describes the Corolla as featuring “chiselled, modern character lines” and “a more premium interior”. Fuel economy has been improved and Toyota says it has placed more emphasis on driving involvement.

The new car features the same 132bhp 1.8-litre four-cylinder petrol engine as the current car. The same unit equipped with Toyota’s Valvematic technology adds another 8bhp. Tranmission options include a CVT, a four-speed automatic or a six-speed manual.

Toyota has increased the Corolla’s wheelbase, providing the improved interior with more space. Equipment grades have been improved, with LED headlights, Bluetooth and a touch-screen audio system standard fit.

Although no prices have been announced, Toyota’s US boss Bill Fay was reported as saying they will be set close to the current car’s $18,000 (£11,600).


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sierra 9 June 2013

Why compare with the mk 1 Auris?

Given that Autocar has three reviews of the mk 2 Auris dating back to November 2012, why use an out-of-date verdict on the previous generation Auris to accompany the article?

Oh forgot - it's a Toyota (albeit made in UK), so you haven't got round to road testing it? 


Cyborg 7 June 2013


A four-speed automatic option - what decade are the Yanks living in for this to be acceptable!

Leslie Brook 8 June 2013


Cyborg wrote:


A four-speed automatic option - what decade are the Yanks living in for this to be acceptable!


You could always plump for the CVT or 6 speed manual if you don't like four speed autos. Acceptable? well, you could pay £22k for that 1.8 engine in a CVT auris in the UK. I think at £11,600 the americans are getting a good deal.

Lanehogger 7 June 2013


Thank god we received the new Auris which looks radical in comparison to this dull new Corolla. Seems to be a trend where North American offerings from Japan have to be bland.