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Images claiming to reveal the design of the all-new Toyota Corolla sedan have appeared online, giving us our first look at the production version of the four-door variant of the Japanese car maker’s top-selling small car.

The images – supposedly from Poland, published by a Subdriven forum member – expose the complete exterior styling of the new Corolla sedan, which draws inspiration from both the already-released hatchback and the sporty Toyota Corolla Furia concept that debuted at last month’s Detroit auto show as a preview to the new sedan.

The Toyota Corolla sedan embraces the brand’s new design language. Hard-edged headlights meld into a multi-slat horizontal grille with a prominent badge, while a broad lower air intake and foglights pushed to the corners of the front fascia add width to car’s front end.

Sharp panel creases in the front and rear bumpers, bonnet, wheel arches and along the doors give the new Corolla sedan an edgier character compared with the rounder outgoing four-door.

Inspiration from existing Toyota sedans is also evident at the rear, with its horizontal tail-lights and adjoining chrome bar reminiscent of the Aurion large car.

Toyota has given no indication of when the new Corolla sedan will be officially revealed or when the car will go on sale, although the four-door variant is expected to launch in at least some markets before the end of 2013.

Currently, Toyota Australia continues to sell the previous-generation Corolla sedan alongside the new-gen hatchback that launched locally in October.




  • Monk

    Less hideous than the hatch

    • Gazza

      The hatch is by far the best looking car in its class i think you need to go to SPECSAVERS!

      • SLORE

        Hahaha the irony of you telling Monk to go to specsavers when you yourself are saying that the Corolla hatch is the best looking car in its class. Hahahahahahahahahahahaha you ignoramus.

        • 451

          hahahahaha +100

        • Gazza

          IF you hurry you can get 2 pairs for the price of one! From the way you speak (BOGAN) i bet you drive a camira or a gemini! 

          • Jober As A Sudge

            When all else fails…resort to the “bogan” insult

          • Someone who knows better

            Gazza, even my cousin who is in senior management at Toyota would be ashamed of fanboi’s like you. By the way calling a Toyota the best looking in any class really does mean you need to go to specsavers. Even though it looks better than the previous is far from the best looking in class. And yes the old bogan claim comes out. You remind me of the 2 girls from NSW on My kitchen rules with your comments and you deserve the same kind of response. I suppose you think Tony Abbott is a good person and would be a good prime minister… He won’t, I know him to well to even consider that.

          • Gazza

            What planet are you from LABOR boy? You cant be of this world with comments like that!

          • Golfmother

            Rather the corolla than the holden crude , probably juliars next car come october . 

          • Poison_Eagle

            Gazza and Golfmother. Two sheep with no idea about politics who still throw judgements and borrowed rhetoric around as if it were their own.
            Instead of insulting someone else for their views why not do some research and make an informed voting decision, you pair of unfathomably stupid dolts?

      • Golfmother

        Iam with you gazza , in the flesh it looks the business , the orange colour looks very swish , another case of being fooled by pics .

        • Monk

          Unfortunately I’ve seen many on the road – and they are all atrocious.

          • Golfmother

            Monk you would like something more conservative then , like the golf , if this is a bit wild for you .

            I think its a pretty good effort , not my personal cup of tea , but under 30,s will buy it in numbers , and of course the red cross will buy thousands .

          • Monk

            haha. Good try Golfmother. It’s not too wild, I just dislike the design.

            I like the Golf but I’m not a gambling man.

            I’m glad your ownership experiences have been positive and I hope they continue that way… But the stats tell us without doubt that VDub reliability is an issue, a fact that sumpguard has clearly highlighted in quoting the Aust CEO recently. That’s not a giod sign to my mind. Those warning bells should be ringing loudly in our ears.

          • Barry

            Golfmother are you trying to tell me that Opel received 25 billion Euro off the German government last year.RUBBISH.VW also have there snout in the trough bludging off the German taxpayers.

    • Zaccy16

      yeah i agree, the back of the hatch looked like a deformed i30′s!

  • JD

    wow looks good, though front end looks similar to the Honda CRV

  • Guest333

    Very high boot. It seriously needs a reverse camera. 2013 prices for LCD screen $10 a pop, camera $10 a pop wholesale or around there.

    • Passer By

      I don’t even think Chery would use such cheap/low quality parts

  • kazuo

    Looks like that hybrid hatch released in japan few years ago.

  • Vti07

    Needs much bigger wheels to fill out those wheel arches.

  • Luke Brinsmead

    Looks quite ok, as world’s most sold car it has to not look ugly doesn’t it?

  • http://www.bryanbyrtrenault.com.au/ Modern Man

    whats with all the weird angles and lines on japanese cars.

    Honda first and now Toyota.

    I wonder how these will age in the future?

    Mazdas lines are at least a bit flowing.

    • John

      I thought the same about Renault.

      • Tex

        I agree, the lines on the Renault do have nice flows to them.

        • Matty

          I’m going to have to disagree, they’ve got some weird angles and lines in there.

    • $29896495

      Toyota are just trying to be different. Not necessarily successfully, but they are trying.

  • $29896495

    Being a Corolla, we won’t see it in this country. The vehicle though called Corolla here isn’t one. 

    • Tex

      What?

      • $29896495

        Didn’t you know that?

    • Jervis

      I think we will see this, as the next Corolla sedan.

      • $29896495

        I think unlikely

  • Martin

    Not sure those looks are going to date well…

  • Sally Forth

    Why do I look at this and think Honda Accord Euro?

    • Antmindel

      Its got a bit of style this time around,and they will sell literally millions of them all over the world. 

  • F1orce

    The hatch looks good.

    The sedan will look even better.

  • c3vzn

    Please be some weird Chinese variant. This looks nowhere near like or as good as the Furia Concept.

  • davie

    a nice shape IMHO. Corolla is actually becoming a groovy car again. There’s been a few decen ones in the last 30 years, Its a real pity that they dull it up so bad in the interim.

    The rear lights overall shape are certainly in vogue – They are very similar in shape to the new Mazda6 wagon, Corolla hatch and I30 hatch.

    I also note that the boxy squared off bumper bars (front and rear) are already used extensively on the Lexus hatchback
     

  • LowRezFez

    I was expecting it to look bad… Not half bad

  • Ted

    Nice looking, but please put a better engine and possible  5/6 speed gearbox, rather than CVT !

    • TG

      Who cares about the trannie. Toyota needs to put the 2.5 litre 2AR-FE (same engine as in the Camry) into these things. Toyota open your bloody eyes up and read this, please.

      • F1orce

        The 2.5L 2AR-FE is a very good unit.

        Refined, powerful and efficient.

      • Ted

        I agree TG !

      • LowRezFez

        I do… I won’t touch a CVT or a DSG.

  • Sarah

    To me it looks like the back is a cross between a cruze and impreza for some reason. Wonder if they are channeling the furia that’s on the american website?

  • Zaccy16

    the front of the corolla hatch lokes better than this but the back of the sedan is less ugly than the corolla hatch

  • gtrxuone

    Hired a Corolla last week,great car to drive.Also like the new styling,front looks sharp and modern.

  • iNoob

     reminds me of a mix of Toyota Allion and Premio .. look those two up my simpleton aussie ‘mates’

  • Al Tungupon

    It’s hard to get excited when you know that this will just be your usual A-B appliance. Mazda has proven in the 3 that an economy car can be reliable and still have Euro-like dynamics that translate to good fun. While the CVT will be a far cry from the prehistoric 4-speed auto, the torsion beam rear suspension is nothing to pulsate your senses. The engine will be economical but not have the extra oomph when you just want a short blast to the speed limit. More performance is always welcome, even as an option, but since the ZZE112 Sportivo, they never had the sporty variant anymore.

    • Kaas

       When I shop for a 25K hatch…. I think dynamics is not so important.
      Kudos for Mazda but 95% of people buy them for value.

      Mazda 3 sales WORLD wide compared to Corolla proves this point…

  • Aus_poppa

    Of course this will be the Australian Corolla, and it will sell. Maybe not quite as well as the refreshed Mazda3 it will face in showrooms when it gets here, but anyone who doubts that Corolla will be in the top 3 in its class has rocks in their head. All this waffle about whether it has this or that tail light or rear crease makes one laugh. The car looks pretty similar to most of its competition, and that is enough for the punters shelling out their hard earned.

    Toyota sells on its reputation as a reasonable size, fairly well equipped, good value, bulletproof car, to people who put those attributes way above cutting edge looks or 10/10 handling – and this means most people.

    • $29896495

      What do you mean of course? You do realize we haven’t had a true Corolla in this country for years? Does Auris mean anything to you? I suggest you look at the swings and round abouts of Corolla and Auris and all the other name plates which have been given the Corolla name outside and inside Japan.

  • Aus_poppa

    Of course I am familiar with the Toyota nameplates. In Europe, where Corolla was a relatively minor player in the Golf/Focus/Astra/Megane space, in February 2007, they undertook a re-branding exercise, using a name which perhaps fitted better their range which is now Yaris, Auris and Avensis. The name applied to the hatchback only, the sedan, which has a very minor market in Europe, retainig the Corolla badge.

    In Australia at that time Corolla was market leader in its class by some margin, and had a rolled gold brand image dating right back to the original Corolla of 1966. It is my belief that Toyota Australia lobbied hard and long to successfully preserve the name plate here, something which Nissan failed to with Pulsar and for which it paid a price. It is interesting that Toyota USA, where sedans outsell hatches, also continues to use the Corolla name.

  • Save It For The Track

    Would she really? Didn’t know she was so loose….

  • Barry

    Golfmother did you know that the Australian tax payer pays $17 per year towards the local car industry.
    In Germany every tax payer pays $90 per year in subsidies to there local industry
    That’s 400% more per capita per taxpayer than what we pay here.
    In the USA and Sweden its over $500 per tax payer per year.

  • Poison_Eagle

     No he didn’t know that. And he will continue with ill informed posts like the zealot sheep coward he is.

  • Golfmother

    Barry yes probably opel , but not the big 4, who are all very profitable .

    And giving money to opel is the same as holden , subsidising a foreign owned entity , let them sink or swim .

    At least opel build the right size cars .

  • $29896495

    You have to remember Golfmother isn’t Australian, and barely speaks or writes English.