2014 Toyota Corolla Sedan Detailed Ahead Of Australian Debut

TMR Team | Jul 11, 2013

Toyota has handed down new details for its upcoming 11th-generation Corolla sedan, bound for an Australian launch early next year.

Revealed in June, the new sedan will join the Corolla hatch already available in Australia. And, while local specs are still to be confirmed, a number of key details for the European model have been revealed.

Depending on the market, the Corolla sedan will be offered with four petrol engines and one diesel, along with six-speed manual, six-speed auto, and CVT auto transmissions.

The entry petrol option is a 1.33 litre Dual VVT-i engine, offering 73kW and 128Nm of torque. Mated to a six-speed manual, the engine lists fuel consumption at 5.6 l/100km on the combined cycle.

There's also a more powerful 1.6 Dual VVT-i unit, producing 89kW and 154Nm from 5200rpm. With the six-speed manual, fuel use is listed at 6.6 l/100km, while the Multidrive S CVT auto cuts consumption to 6.3 l/100km.

Another 1.6 litre petrol engine will also be offered, in the form of the Dual VVT-i based Valvematic engine. The unit offers a marginal power boost to 97kW and 160Nm, with torque coming on sooner at 4400rpm. Available only with the CVT auto, fuel use drops to 6.0 l/100km.

Topping the petrol range is the familiar 1.8 litre Dual VVT-i unit, again available only with the CVT auto in the sedan. Power is rated at 103kW and 173Nm - the latter from 4000rpm - and fuel use is listed at 6.4 l/100km.

Representing the diesel side of the equation is a 1.4 D-4D turbodiesel, offering 66kW and 205Nm, with max torque available between 1800 and 2800rpm.

Transmission options for the diesel are a six-speed manual (fuel use: 3.8 l/100km) and a six-speed MultiMode auto with stop&start technology.

While Australian engine options are still to be confirmed, we can likely expect Toyota to stick with the 1.8 litre petrol engine as its powertrain of choice.

Three trim levels will be offered in Europe, including Live, Active and Lounge grades. Features will include Smart Entry & Start, dual-zone air conditioning, Toyota Touch 2 infotainment system and Simple Intelligent Park Assist (SIPA).

Toyota says the new sedan is more spacious than its predecessor, riding on a 2700mm wheelbase (100mm longer than the hatch).

Overall, the new sedan is 80mm longer than before, and boot space has grown to 452 litres - around 20 litres more than the new Kia Cerato sedan and Ford's Focus sedan.

Australia

The new Corolla Sedan is due to go on sale in Australia in the first half of 2014, with specific timing and specifications to be confirmed closer to the launch date.

Filed under: Toyota, Toyota Corolla, Europe, sedan, News, small, toyota corolla sedan, overseas, 2014my

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  • Water says,
    10 months ago
    2 likes
    The front looks like a Camry
    The back looks a Yaris
    I wonder why people keep buying Toyotas
    Very boring!!!
    Mazda 3 2014 looks so much better!!!
    • Raff says,
      10 months ago
      5 likes
      They buy toyotas because the suspension is better set up for Australian roads and not as harsh as Mazda and the koreans. Also the servicing costs are less.
      • Shaun says,
        10 months ago
        4 likes
        Well that and they are one of if not the most reliable cars around plus generally offer great resale value.
    • Firefly says,
      10 months ago
      Plus the new Mazda 3 sedan looks crap with odd lines and if it's as noisy inside as the past 3 it's not nice on anything other than smooth city roads.
  • me says,
    9 months ago
    What!? the 1.8 only with CVT and not manual!? nope, I'm out then
  • Vivien says,
    7 months ago
    Its at least 1 year later then the Hatch version and still no confirm date (other than beginning of 2014) as to when the sedan will be release.....
    Disappointed...
  • David says,
    7 months ago
    2 likes
    The Sedan will be released in Feb 2014 and will be available in a Manual also for those asking. A very nice looking car in the flesh.
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