Autogyaan : A Look At The Toyota Corolla Furia Concept
Like Fashion Week, the New York International Automobile Show is no stranger to starting trends and shaping opinions, so it is no surprise that the world’s automakers have pulled out all the stops to show off some of the most amazing concept cars and trucks ever seen at this year’s event.
With an emphasis on new styling, technology and the environment, this year’s stunning new concept cars offer a glimpse into the future, and perhaps a look at what we might be driving in the years ahead. One of them is the Toyota Corolla Furia Concept.
The Toyota Corolla Furia concept “hints at the styling cues consumers can expect to see on the next-generation Corolla,” the automaker said in a statement. The concept’s styling is a dramatic departure from the current Corolla, which has seen few consequential changes to its conservative appearance in recent years while, at the same time, a design upheaval has taken place in the segment with the debut of new versions of the Hyundai Elantra and Ford Focus.
The Toyota Corolla Furia Concept has a striking face with narrow headlights, vertical marker lights and a massive eight-sided grill, while its short hood and raked windshield give it a more modern look like the Civic and Mazda3. The front is overly stylized, similar to what we see on the new Camry and Avalon. Based on the most recent teaser we saw for this concept, the rear of the car will be equally sporty and modern with arrow-shaped LED taillights.
The rear diffuser with integrated chrome exhaust finishers give the Furia a sporty appearance, while the 19-inch alloy wheels are pushed to the corners to help add visual width.
Comparing the specs of the concept to the current Corolla, the Furia is only about two inches longer and wider, but it also sits lower and has a wheelbase that is almost four inches longer.
It would be nice to see these features in the next version of the Corolla here in India!