Toyota has finally unveiled the 2014 version of the iconic Corolla nameplate but the changes made on the vehicle surprised a lot of buyers as well as many car experts since most of them have expected more tweaks than what they have seen.
For the 2014 model year, Toyota has only implemented a few changes on the Corolla and among the most significant of these were the new standard LED headlamps and the more chiseled look. Due to the limited changes seen on the vehicle, many car experts were convinced that the Japanese carmaker is trying to avoid the risks involved in totally changing the current designs of the mainstay products that Toyota is trying to sell and one of these is the Corolla.
Aside from that, it has recently been known that the base version of the 2014 Toyota Corolla will still be utilizing the same engine that the outgoing model has been using. This simply means that the base 2014 Toyota Corolla will still be powered by a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine which is capable of producing a maximum power output of up to 132 horsepower.
The said engine will be mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission or to a 6-speed manual transmission on the base L model. The 6-speed manual transmission is also offered on the S trim of the 2014 Toyota Corolla.
Although the Environmental Protection Agency or EPA has not yet rated the 2014 Toyota Corolla, many car experts are expecting that the current model will provide a similar set of fuel economy ratings as the outgoing models. The 2013 Toyota Corolla which is powered by a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine mated to a 5-speed manual transmission obtained the estimated fuel economy ratings of 27 miles per gallon in the city and 34 miles per gallon on the highway. The 2013 version of the Corolla with the same engine but mated to the 4-speed automatic transmission on the other hand got the ratings of 26 miles per gallon in the city and 34 miles per gallon on the highway.
Unfortunately, Toyota has not yet revealed the pricing information of the upcoming version of the Corolla. However, the carmaker has assured the buying public that the price of the Corolla will be announced before the vehicle hits the market.