The styling of the new Corolla is expected to take a major departure from the current car, borrowing cues that were introduced by the Furia Concept. From a technical perspective, the new Corolla is expected to stay close to the same.
According to a leaked order guide, the 2014 Corolla will get its power from a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that includes the automaker’s Valvematic continuously variable valve timing and lift system. The current Corolla also uses a 1.8-liter four cylinder, though that engine only has variable valve timing.
For transmissions, the base four-speed automatic is expected to stay, though a new CVT will be introduced to higher trim levels. A six-speed manual transmission will also be available.
On the sidelines of the Detroit Auto Show, a Toyota said that the new Corolla will top 40 mpg, as well as offer a sporty driving experience.