Mike Stevens | Jul 26, 2012

Toyota's upcoming next-generation Corolla has been given another early 'unveiling' this week with new brochure images surfacing in Japan.

Seen here wearing one of the many different badges that Toyota bestows upon its Japanese-market offerings, the new Corolla will take on the sporting new look that's working its way across the Toyota range.

Like the new RAV4, caught recently by TMR's spy photographers, the 2013 Corolla will feature the same deep-v grille design already worn by both the light Yaris and the Camry midsizer.

The 2013 Corolla also picks up a longer windscreen, contributing to a more streamlined profile than the current model.

Inside, there's a mostly black dash design, with an uninterrupted top level and circular air vents. The gear shifter has also returned to the more traditional position in the now-separated centre console.

Earlier brochure pages have also confirmed that the new Corolla is 30mm longer than the outgoing model, while the roof is around 50mm lower than before.

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The new Corolla will launch with a 1.8 litre petrol engine (likely an updated version of the engine offered with the current model), and a BMW-sourced diesel will be offered in Europe - and possibly also Australia.

Details for the diesel have not been revealed, although we could expect to see a version of the 1.6 litre engine that drives the MINI Cooper D, originally sourced from Peugeot-Citroen.

In the Cooper D, the 1.6 litre diesel engine features direct injection and turbocharging, producing 82kW and 270Nm of torque. Fuel consumption is listed at 3.8 l/100km - among the lowest figures of any car available in Australia.

In Australia, the new Corolla will tackle Hyundai's new i30 and the Ford Focus, and Toyota will be looking to the hatch's sportier style to battle the next Mazda3 - which will undoubtedly be sharper than the already segment-leading current model.

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