TOYOTA Corolla (US)
Generations Timeline, Specs and Pictures
The new generation of the Corolla had a gorgeous exterior design with nice lines that made it look more expensive than it actually was.
The new model came with more technology, efficiency and became more fun to drive than the previous Corolla.
LED headlights were included regardless of the trim level, as well as auto high beam lights.
The Corolla was available in 6 trim levels: L, LE, LE Eco, SE, XSE and XLE.
The 2018 Corolla was driven by a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine that produced 132 hp and 128 pound-feet of torque. The LE Eco provided 140 hp.
The engines were mated with a continuously variable automatic transmission, and optionally, a 6-speed manual available for the SE trim level only.
The base model was greatly equipped and included 15-inch steel wheels, LED running lights, adaptive cruise control, a 6.1-touchscreen and a 6-speaker audio system with an USB port. The safety features included a rearview camera, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection and lane departure warning with steering assist.
The LE Eco added the 16-inch steels, heated mirrors, upgraded upholstery and automatic climate control (all features specific to the LE) and a more powerful engine with a tuned suspension and improved aerodynamics.
The XLE added a sunroof, keyless entry and ignition, leather-like upholstery, heated front seats and a bigger touchscreen display, all to enhance comfort.
The brand new 2014 Toyota Corolla takes things a step above in terms of practicality, economy and refinement for the affordable compact segment.
Set to go on sale in the fall of 2013, this sedan sports a Furia concept-inspired design and a premium-looking interior. The sedan will be available with two 1.8-liter four-cylinder engines, the base 132 HP unit with 128 lb-ft torque and a 140 HP model with 126 lb-ft torque, and a new seven-speed CVT that adds to the familiar six-speed manual transmission. Practicality has been added by making the wheelbase 3.93 inches (100 mm) longer, which directly affects rear seat passenger space.
In 2013 Toyota decided its Corolla, along with the rest of its nameplates, should attract more young buyers.
And the first step reflecting the new idea can be seen in the new Corolla’s design. Although the underpinnings are almost the same, the new Corolla has been reshaped using a contemporary design style, receiving a bolder front end with a more V-shaped front fascia, restyled rear end and a sharper waist line. The 2014 Corolla also looks sportier because it has a slightly longer wheelbase, shorter consoles and lower roofline. Interior space has been also improved while adding better materials and a whole new dashboard. Seats have been reconfigured and the driving position is better. More technology will be available for the new model, such as Smart Entry and Start System, dual-zone air conditioning, Simple Intelligent Park Assist, Toyota Touch 2 with Go navigation, Start Stop system and more. More technology will be available for the new model, such as Smart Entry and Start System, dual-zone air conditioning, Simple Intelligent Park Assist, Toyota Touch 2 with Go navigation, Start Stop system and more.