The Furia concept gives a big clue as what the brand has in store for the new Corolla. It continues to sell well in the US, with 290,000 finding homes in 2012, but faces stiff opposition against the likes of the Honda Civic and Ford Focus.
Measuring 4,620mm long, 1,805mm wide and 1,425mm high, with a striking front end, low roofline and short overhangs, the Furia certainly cuts a dash on the stand.
It’s the latest in a string of stylish concepts from Toyota, charged with shaking off the company’s dowdy image and increase appeal to younger buyers. 19-inch wheels and carbon-fibre accents add a further sense of occasion.