Just yesterday, Toyota held a special unveiling party for the all-new 2014 Corolla at a converted aircraft hangar at the Santa Monica airport. At the unveiling there were celebrity appearances from chef Richard Blais, comedian Adam Carolla, and the performances of Fuerza Bruta. The excitement for the completely redesigned, next-generation Toyota Corolla is understandable considering it is one of the best selling vehicles on the road today.
The new Corolla features a host of improvements both inside and out. The standard engine for the new model is the same reliable 1.8L four-cylinder that makes 132 horsepower and 128 lb-ft of torque from the 2013 model. However, Eco model Corollas will receive an upgraded engine that makes 140 hp and 126 lb-ft. Eco models also get a small spoiler, low-rolling resistance tires, lightweight wheels that make less turbulence, and under-body panels that are expected to help it achieve up to 40 mpg.
High-strength steel being used throughout has the added benefits of helping the car to weigh less and have greater chassis rigidity without compromising safety. Tuned steering and improved suspension should also help to make the new Corolla more fun to drive.
Outside, the 2014 Corolla gets a bold new look with an undeniably sportier appearance. All-new headlights, front fascia, side profile, taillights, and rear bumper give the Corolla a modern look that is sure to excite drivers of all ages. Inside, it is much roomier thanks to a longer wheelbase (four-inches have been added for the 2014 model). Corollas will also get an improved interior with more seat travel, a more mature feel, and more technology.
Be sure to stop by Cumberland Toyota in Cookeville, TN once the new Corolla is released for sale during fall of this year.