Toyota reveals 2013 Corolla Furia

Toyota Corolla Furia
Toyota Corolla Furia

DETROIT – Toyota revealed the 2013 Corolla Furia concept Monday at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

The Furia is a sportier, more modern version of the current Corolla, which is the best-selling car of all-time. So, it's always news when Toyota makes any changes to the iconic Corolla and this may be the most extensive in years.

"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."

The front end seems to have the most extensive changes and the car itself sits lower than the current version. The back of the car also has a more modern design which resembles some of Toyota's other vehicles such as the Avalon.

When it was time for photographers to get a closer look at the concept on Monday, Fay joked about not opening the doors.

"There is no interior (yet)," he said.

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