Through a post on Toyota USA’s Facebook page, we’ve come to know that the company plans to debut the newest generation of the Corolla on June 6.
The Toyota Corolla has come a long way. First launched in 1966, the brand is now the best selling car of all time, with over 39 million units sold worldwide (approx. figure till end of 2012). The reason for its popularity can be found if we analyse the two generations of Corollas Toyota has officially sold in India. The Corolla is reliable, has fairly good quality parts inside-out, has comfy rear seats, is fuel-efficient (ARAI figure of 21.43 for the diesel versions) and it’s ride comfort is one of the best in India. That said, in India rivals like the Hyundai Elantra and the Chevrolet Cruze have been really putting a dent in the Corolla’s sales figures. Internationally, it has been facing stiff competition from the Mazda 3, Honda Civic, Ford Focus and others. One reason why the rivals were thriving? They had offerings that were more stylish than the Corolla.
Updated on 1st November 2013
Indian Autos Blog reports that Toyota India will showcase, please note, showcase the 2014 Toyota Corolla at the 2014 Indian Auto Expo to be held in February 2014 at Noida. There is no word on when it will be launched in India though, we expect it to be in the market by the middle of 2014.
Toyota has started testing the new Corolla in India, and the company is not expected to take too much time introducing the car into the market. Rivals have decimated the current Corolla Altis and Toyota would like to take back a considerable market chunk.
We’ll keep our eyes and ears open for more news on the 2014 Toyota Corolla, keep tuned in To Car Blog India.
Updated on 22nd October 2013
The 2014 Toyota Corolla Altis has been launched in Taiwan, a market where the previous generation car was among the 5-best selling cars.
Toyota is offering the Corolla Altis in 5 variants: Elegance, Classic, Deluxe, Monarch and ‘Z’. The lower end ‘Elelgance’ model has been priced at 646,000 New Taiwan Dollar (Rs. 13.57 lakh) and the high end ‘Z’ variant is priced at 769,000 New Taiwan Dollar (Rs. 16.15 lakh).
The new Toyota Corolla was spotted testing in India in September 2013, and with its launch in Asia we can look forward to the company launching the car here pretty soon.
Updated on 11th September 2013
Good news folks, The 2014 Toyota Corolla has been spotted in India! Though the car is heavily camouflaged, it is easy to make out that the car testing here is the European-specced version of the car. Check out the images below
Toyota is expected to launch the car in India early in 2014, the new corolla promises to be a great evolution over the current car.
What do you think of the 2014 Toyota Corolla? What should Toyota India do to ensure that the car is a success in India? Let us know in the comments section below.
Images courtesy Autocar India
Updated on 27th August, 2013
Toyota has released the price list for the 2014 Toyota Corolla for the US market:
Toyota Corolla L : USD 16,800 or about Rs. 11 Lakh
Toyota Corolla LE : USD 18,300 or about Rs. 12 Lakh
Toyota Corolla S : USD 19,000 or about Rs. 13 Lakh
Toyota Corolla LE Eco: USD 19,510 or about Rs. Rs. 13 Lakh
The fully loaded Toyota Corolla S Premium costs USD 21,210 or about Rs. 14 Lakh
(All conversions have been calculated considering 1 USD = Rs. 65.80)
This could mean that when launched in India (we will be getting the European version of the car), Toyota could price it pretty aggressively. We do not expect much of a raise in terms of price, the Toyota Corolla Altis is now sold in the price range of Rs. 11.74 Lakh to Rs. 15.69 Lakh.
Updated on 1st July 2013
New updates on the 2014 Toyota Corolla: Images of the european-spec Corolla have been revealed. Though it does get styling elements from the Furia concept, it is now more sobre and matured rather than the sporty styling seen on the US version. No changes to the mechanicals have been reported. We are not sure which version will finally be launched in India, we are hoping it will be the US-spec one, but let’s wait and watch. Watch the slideshow of the euro-spec Corolla below:
Updated on 7th June 2013
The 2014 Toyota Corolla has debuted for international markets today. The good news is that Toyota has kept most of the aggressive styling seen on the Furia concept on for the Corolla, although it has been toned down. It still looks pretty stunning, don’t you think?
The styling may not be altered much for the Indian variant of the Corolla, expect most of this stunning looking thing to land up on our shores. Pictured above is the ‘S’ variant of the new Corolla, which gets alloy wheels, a large air intake at front, angular headlights with LED lamps (which look striking) which are integrated with the grille, tight body lines, and wrap-around tail-lamps.
Inside, the Corolla gets a dual-tone interior, trim colours will most probably be different for India, it would be sacrilegious if it wasn’t offered without a beige option! Anyway, the design inside is a huge improvement over the current car, the three-dial gauge looks cool, the stitching on the dash looks classy and the dash is not very cluttered. There’s a new big-screen infotainment system on the Corolla which may or may not find its way to India, but the rest of stuff that you see here will definitely be introduced.
Interior space has been increased, the wheelbase now grows to 2700 mm from the Altis’s 2600 mm, there will be a lot more room for the rear passengers. The front seatbacks have been slimmed for more space for the rear passengers, the front seats themselves have been redesigned for more comfort.
In the U.S., the Corolla is powered by two 1.8 litre engines, the first 132 BHP engine powers the L, LE and the S variants, the LE Eco variant gets a 140 BHP version of the same engine. The base ‘L’ variant gets either a four-speed automatic transmission or a six-speed manual. The other variants get the option of a ’7-step’ CVT transmission, which can be controlled by sifter buttons on the steering wheel or through the gear lever.
In India, the 1.8 litre petrol and 1.4 litre diesel engines found on the Altis might be plonked into the new Corolla, though they might be tweaked for performace and driveability. Toyota is expected to bring the car to India in 2014.
2014 Toyota Corolla Video
Updated on 3rd June 2013
Toyota has released some more teaser images of the upcoming Corolla. Check them out bellow:
photo source: World Car Fans
Updated on 22nd May 2013
And the image above, first posted on Toyota USA’s Facebook page, though cropped heavily and taken from an unusual angle, shows that the 2014 Toyota Corolla does get the sharp tail lamps from the concept, though it ditches the overtly-fancy design elements. This could mean that the production car does follow the design language followed on the Furia Concept. The photo also shows an ‘S’ badge on the boot, it could mean that Toyota plans to launch sporty versions of the Corolla, but we’ll have to wait till June 6 to find out. Toyota hasn’t officially released any details about the new Corolla’s engine and transmission options.
Toyota had first hinted at introducing a new Corolla at the 2013 North American International Auto Show held in January last year, when they showcased the Corolla Furia Concept. The obvious change was that the concept was pretty stylish, a departure from the earlier cars where styling was decidedly kept simple and contemporary. Apart from the edgy styling, the concept was also 75mm longer, 45mm wider and 50mm lower than the standard Corolla, it’s wheelbase was also increased by 100mm.