2014 Toyota Corolla: Everything we know so far

The redesigned 2014 Toyota Corolla is slated to launch in just a few short weeks, with an official release date slated for June 6. So far, we've haven't had much to go off of save for some spy photos taken of the vehicle during a test drive with Car and Driver, but the car was wearing heavy black camouflage at the time and it was not possible to infer much from the images.

Now, Toyota has released an official teaser image of the 2014 Corolla, albeit not a very revealing one. The picture shows only one of the taillights, along with the emblem that will feature on the back of the compact.

While it won't be long before Toyota officially debuts the car, we can still posit a fairly reasonable guess as to what it will look like. It was already widely speculated that the 2014 Corolla would look similar to the Furia concept shown off at the Detroit Auto Show and Motor Trend has confirmed that this will in fact be the case.

Details on the new Corolla's specs sheet are also being kept a tightly guarded secret, but there are plenty of rumors to go off of. The engine is reported to be more or less akin to the one that preceded it, at 1.8-liters and 132 horsepower. The transmission will likely be a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic, although a six-gear is not out of the question and would certainly go a long way in modernizing the sedan compared to some of its competition. Additionally, the 2014 Corolla is expected to improve on the current model's fuel economy and deliver an EPA-estimated 27mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway.

As far as release date, Toyota hasn't announced anything, but the car will likely begin showing up at dealerships early next year as the company typically follows a five-year product cycle.  Also, Car and Driver reports that in place of an L, Le and S variant, the car will come in base configuration, LE, S and Eco. Some of the new options available will include Softex leather, navigation and single-button engine startup.

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