The Toyota Corolla Furia concept car was on display at the Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS) and it gives us a good look at what we can expect to see in upcoming redesigned Corollas. As the best-selling car of all time, the Corolla was due for a little sprucing up and Toyota has delivered.
According to Toyota, the new design is supposed to reflect “Iconic Dynamism,” which focuses on a simplified, recognizable look that will appeal to younger drivers. To the rest of us, it means that the Toyota Corolla Furia has a much more dramatic front-end with a huge blacked-out grille, narrow LED headlamps, a shorter hood and a swept back windshield.
The rear of the Toyota Corolla Furia is also gets a slick update with aggressively shaped taillights and metal exhaust trim that add to its appeal. There are also carbon fiber accents throughout that combine with a lower stance, 19″ alloy wheels and a wheelbase that’s nearly 4″ longer to create an athletic and attractively updated vehicle.
Nicole Wakelin fell in love with cars as a teenager when she got to go for a ride in a Ferrari. It was red and it was fast and that was all that mattered. Game over. She considers things a bit more carefully now, but still has a weakness for fast, beautiful cars. When not drooling over cars, Nicole writes for Wired’s GeekMom.