Toyota revealed the Corolla Furia Concept at the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, foreshadowing the future styling cues and direction for the next generation Corolla.

The Corolla Furia Concept is an early indicator of where our compact car design may lead in the future,” said Bill Fay, group vice president and general manager of the Toyota Division. “It blends a heightened emphasis on dramatic design and modern elements of high technology to generate curb appeal that will surprise a lot of people.”

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Designed around the theme “Iconic Dynamism”, Toyota sought to redefine what the brand can do in terms of automotive designs. Toyota describes the Corolla Furia as featuring “a more provocative, dynamic interpretation of a compact sedan that displays a more stable, athletic stance with 19-inch allow wheels pushed to the vehicle’s corners with short overhangs to help emphasize its long wheelbase”.

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Designers shaped an aggressive front fascia with a blacked-out grilles to highlight a pair of sculpted front LED headlamps. Towards the rear, Toyota also installed a pair of composite LED taillights for a high tech design impact. High tech, performance oriented details like carbon fiber, rocker panels, the exhaust outlet combine for what Toyota calls “modern athleticism”.

“It’s only a concept, but the Corolla Furia sends a clear message where we’re going in the future,” continued Bill Fay. “Not only will the styling be more expressive, but it will also reflect our overall approach to the compact segment in every way.”