Toyota Corolla: first images leaked

The first images of the new Toyota Corolla have leaked onto the internet.
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Portuguese publication Noticias Automotivas published photos of the new Toyota Corolla (called Auris in Europe) taken from what appears to be a Japanese brochure.

The scanned images show sportier lines, a deep central intake, sharper grille, sleeker, narrower headlights, fog lights reminiscent of the current Toyota Prius C and restyled tail-lights joining a character line that runs along the length of the body.

Speaking of length, the new model is reported to be 30mm longer and 55mm lower than the current Corolla.

The interior has been overhauled with a more modern design and higher quality materials that sees splashes of silver on the door trims, steering wheel, gear selector and stereo surrounds.

The engine line-up is set to include 1.5- and 1.8-litre four-cylinder petrol engines and, in what will be a first for the Corolla, two diesel engines – 1.6- and 2.0-litre units - both sourced from BMW. The images confirm show both manual and continuously variable transmissions (CVT) will be available.

With the next Toyota Corolla expected to be unveiled this July, more details and photos should be on the horizon. The new eleventh-generation Corolla will go on sale in Australia in the final quarter of this year.