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Consumer Reports auto experts report from the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
Toyota Corolla Furia

What is it? While the static car isn’t fast, we’ve seen the future of the Corolla, and it’s Furia(ous).

Saying that it’s “an early indicator of where our compact car design may lead,” Toyota showed a sportified four-door sedan with the typical over-the-top auto show must haves, such as 19-inch wheels stuffed into the wheel arches, dramatic styling, exterior carbon fiber trim, a rear spoiler, integrated exhaust outlet, and a rear-valance that mimics race cars.

What is new or notable? Everything about the concept is new and exciting. Expect few—if any—of the go-fast, super-shiny bits to make it to production.

CR's take: Despite its age and old-tech powertrain, the dowdy-looking Corolla continues to get the job done. Let’s hope Toyota can add some sizzle to the appearance, but also keep the steak by making sure the next-generation Corolla is still a very reliable and fuel-efficient sedan.

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