2013 Toyota Corolla Revealed Further In New Brochure Images

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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  • 5valvepercylinder
    5 valve per cylinder says,
    2 years ago
    2 likes
    It sure doesn't look boring or as any appliance like past Corollas. Also Toyota has been doing really well appointed interiors lately. Good on them.
    • Smart us says,
      2 years ago
      4 likes
      man it looks bad... like skinned camry... how can anyone get into this design with so much choice on the market??? dont BS with quality/reliability/value
  • Godspeed says,
    2 years ago
    1 like
    The quality and reliability argument is definitely not BS.

    Value, on the other hand, is somewhat under question, as Toyota models are rarely the cheapest in their segment and there are plenty of other models on offer such as the new i30, Mazda 3 and Cruze, which in terms of price vs. equipment are more competitive than Toyota.

    The styling is a disappointment and I'm really not a fan of this 'sharp edged' styling movement that's going through Toyota at the moment, with the Yaris and Camry. The 86 has some pleasing 'roundness' to it, and as far as their more mainstream models, even the Prius C has a nice European look and a balance between curved and straight lines which to me look much more cohesive than the design of this new Corolla. The overly sharp lines will date badly in my opinion and already remind me of boring 80s Japanese sedans.
  • Rob says,
    2 years ago
    2 likes
    I agree with SMART US. It is embarrassingly edgy carved out of Camry rock and Toyota design is not good. Anyone who cannot see this looks 1990's dated up against Kia or Hyundai designs which look ultra svelte really nice needs there head read...one does not need to be Einstein to see this
  • Water says,
    2 years ago
    Toyota cars most of the time look boring. The current Corolla hatches and sedans are ugly.
    But i have to say, Toyota cars are reliable.
    The 2013 Corolla look so much better than the current models, but can't compare to Mazda 3. I love Mazda design better.
  • paddy says,
    2 years ago
    2 likes
    Somehow this lil hideous looking junk made from stuck together designs from Kia and Mazda will still outsell competition.
    What a shame majority of today's consumers are misinformed.
  • Peter says,
    2 years ago
    1 like
    Not disputing that Toyota's are reliable, but are they the only brand that is reliable, ie Mazda, Honda & others that often beat or similar to Toyota in quality surveys. How come we never hear about anything else than oh ...its a Toyota & its reliable. Other brands are equally reliable and also push the boundaries of design, technology and x-factor. Would be great if Toyota provide something besides reliability when people discuss their cars.
  • Phil says,
    2 years ago
    2 likes
    I've seen some other photos of it on autoblog and it looked a bit better in those photos.
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