A few days ago, we wrote about the 2014 Toyota Vios and its upcoming release in the country this July. Today, we bring you more good news as Toyota recently unveiled the 2014 Toyota Corolla in the US. It is the eleventh generation model of the storied and successful Corolla franchise that started way back in the 60s. And if you think the all new Vios is beautiful, well you are in for a treat with the newest Corolla!
Available in four trim levels, the 2014 Toyota Corolla carry over last year’s trims: L, LE and S and further adds a new high-mileage variant dubbed the LE Eco. With design cues from the very trendy Toyota Furia Concept, the Corolla exudes more character and muscle than previous models. LED headlamps are now standard across all trims. Token fender flares and a redesigned rear end gives the car a more upscale aura for its price range.
The base trim offers standard air conditioning, power windows, power door locks, eight airbags and Bluetooth connectivity. For a cost, additional options such as info/nav screen to heated seats to various sound systems and SofTex faux leather on the seats could be added.
Under the hood, the 2014 Corolla sports the same engine as the previous generation: a 2ZR-FE twin-cam four cylinder engine capable of generating 132bhp and 128lb-ft of torque. However, should you opt for the LE Eco variant, you would get the new 2ZR-FAE engine, which features the same 1798cc displacement as the non-eco variant but has a higher 10.6:1 compression ratio. According to the manufacturer, the new engine on the LE Eco variant should provide about a five percent improvement in fuel economy, eight more horsepower but two fewer lb-ft of torque.
Availability and pricing of the 2014 Toyota Corolla in the Philippines is yet to be determined.
Source: Car And Driver