On The Cover Review: Toyota Corolla Furia Concept
Editor's Note: Welcome to our annual look at the concept vehicles that were revealed to the world at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. Part of determining used vehicle values is predicting the future. With that in mind, it makes sense to look at what the manufacturers believe the future will bring us. Whether it’s new ways to power vehicles or new ways to package them, there are lots of great ideas on the horizon. This is the second in a series of The Automobile Red Book’s annual review of some of the best concepts from COBO Hall.
Toyota is attempting to spice up the blandest car on the road with the introduction of the Corolla Furia Concept. That’s right—Furia; as in “furious.” You should see the headlights. It’s angry. Of course, this is just a concept, so there was no interior, and it had those huge concept car-style wheels, fancy paint, and other styling cues that will never see production. Still, at least they’re addressing the milquetoastness of the current Corolla with this car, and admitting there is a problem is the first step. Still, lots of people seem to be happy buying the current Corolla, so Toyota has to be careful not to make something with too much personality, lest they drive off their current loyal customers. It will be interesting to see where this car winds up once the makeup comes off.