A hundred teasers and a thousand speculations later, the 2014 Toyota Corolla has finally been revealed.
The Corolla is easily among the most successful of all car brands to have ever come from the Japanese auto giant and can easily be credited with being the most popular of all the cars in its segments in the US market, i.e., the advent of the Chevrolet Cruze and the Hyundai Elantra.
As was expected, the latest generation of the Corolla benefits from various futuristic and sleek design cues that have been taken from the Furia concept. The 2014 Corolla has grown in size and is considerably bigger than the previous car.
Overall, the 2014 Corolla looks modern, sophisticated and at least as stylish as any of its competitors. The design of the car has stayed true to that of the Toyota Furia concept that was previewed at the Detroit Motor Show earlier this year.
The new 2014 Toyota Corolla measures 4,639mm in length, which is almost 100mm more than the outgoing model, is 1,776mm wide and at 1,455mm, rides 10mm lower than the previous gen car. The wheelbase, at 2,700mm, too is 100mm more.
On the inside, the car gets a styling package that is simple but far from boring. Carrying the traditional Corolla values, the dashboard is uncluttered but exudes style. The new Corolla comes with all the goodies one might expect from a car of its size. Safety features include a set of 8 airbags, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Traction Control (TRAC), Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist.
Powering the new sedan is a set of engines that includes 1.8 litre petrol engines with 132bhp and 140bhp on offer. The L, LE and S variants come with the 132 bhp motor. The LE Eco variant gets the 140 bhp powerplant which is capable of delivering over 40mpg.