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Toyota Corolla (2014)

Fri, 07 Jun 2013

The 2014 Toyota Corolla is the company's eleventh generation of the world's best-selling model, with almost 40 million sold since the first appeared in 1966.

In line with the attempt to inject some interest into Toyota's model range (witness the new Avalon for example), this new Corolla is based around the mantra ‘Iconic Dynamism', whatever that might mean. The result is a car that certainly appears more interesting than its forebears on the evidence of these pictures. It's also longer by 99mm in order to improve rear seat space. Drag coefficient is an impressive Cd 0.28.

This Corolla is more evidence that – whether you like it or not – Toyota now has a degree of design consistency across its vast range. The vertical boomerang-shaped feature lines that mark the corners of the car and its hawkish headlamps that run into the slim, horizontal grille have become hallmarks of the company. Here those lamps feature standard full LED technology in order to reduce their size. Two versions of the lower mask are offered – both with a large trapezoidal intakes, but inverted on the top-of-the-line models with a chrome strip and more angular fog lamp surrounds, again aping the larger Avalon.

Inside the family resemblance continues with a strongly horizontal IP with an upholstered roll top that's similar to its Auris cousin.

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