US-market 2014 Toyota Corolla, its European sibling has surfaced at an event in Istanbul. You’ve seen this very car here before – it’s virtually identical to the 3D renderings and leaked spyshots as early as February.
Reports indicate that right-hand drive versions will enter South
Africa and Australia sometime in the first quarter of 2014 – the
question is, will the ASEAN market get this particular car?
The new European Corolla differs from the US version in both front
and rear treatments – headlamps, grille, front and rear bumper and tail
lamps – but otherwise, it’s pretty much the same car, with an identical
side profile and dimensions, including the 2.7 metre-long wheelbase.
Here, the bigger front grille’s triple bars intrude into the
headlamps, which are wider and stretch further back into the front
fenders. The squared-off shape and horizontal lines give the car a much
wider stance. All things considered, it’s a comparatively sedate affair;
certainly less aggressive-looking than the American model.
We can see elements of the Auto Shanghai-debuting Toyota Yundong Shuangqing II concept (down to the headlamp/grille assembly) here, whereas the American-market car is an evolution of the Corolla Furia concept that premiered in Detroit.
Meanwhile, there are also very minor variations to the interior. The
dashboard layout is largely similar to that on the US car, with the same
increased space and legroom, although the digital clock position has
been moved to the right from dead centre. We also observed some minor
differences in trim and the dial face design. Small things, but there
Thanks to: Paultan