After tons of teasing, Toyota finally unveiled the all-new 2014 Corolla in the wee hours of the – at least to those of us here in the Midwest. The fresh new face of the US-spec car takes a number of cues from the Camry and Avalon sedans, and in S trim with the large alloy wheels and blacked-out front fascia, we'd even venture this is the most boldly styled North American Corolla to date (faint praise as that may be).

Of course, our friends in other markets will also be getting fully updated versions of the Corolla as well, and here, we're getting our first glimpse at the European-spec car, complete with a very different front fascia that, at least in this trim, seems to take a more conservative design approach. A quick poll of the Autoblog staff shows that we're torn as to whether or not we prefer this European look to our North American-specific car, but at least in the sporty-ish S trim, we think the Americans may have got the better end of the deal.

The Euro-spec Corolla actually shares a lot of its design with its larger platform-mate, the Auris, a car that we don't – and likely won't – get in the States. Inside, the European Corolla looks basically the same as the NA car, and while market-specific engines and specifications haven't been released yet, it's expected that the Corolla will share much of its dirty bits with the European Auris, as well.

Have a look through the Euro-spec gallery above, as well as the US-spec gallery below, and then let us know which Corolla you think looks better in our poll and in Comments.


Which version of the new Toyota Corolla do you think is better looking?
European-spec 6236 (54.2%)
North American-spec 4142 (36.0%)
I can't decide 1133 (9.8%)


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      Typesbad
      • 1 Year Ago
      The US version is more bold and agressive, the Euro version more attractive. To accomplish their goals, Toyota is wise to go with the US version here.
        dohc73
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Typesbad
        That's what I think. The Euro version looks like they designed it for tough financial times, ya know, kindda of depressing looking. They can keep it for themselves; not missing a thing.
      domingorobusto
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wow, some of you actually find that better looking than the US spec car? The US spec nose isn't bad, but it's much better looking than this. I hate the chrome grille and the way the lights are integrated into it. Ugh. The NA car looks pretty OK. This is ugly.
        Stephen Liu
        • 1 Year Ago
        @domingorobusto
        I'd say the US version has the better nose while the EU version has the better butt.
      Zachary
      • 1 Year Ago
      I like the clean looks of the euro spec headlights and the smaller footprint of the U.S. spec tailights. I wish the grill was a little smaller on the Euro spec, but that is much more bareable than the boy-racer black out that every company thinks Americans love. I loved it on the Misubishi Evo because that was lust-worthy and made it look aggressive. It just looks dopey on a low tier family sedan.
      Jim Moran
      • 1 Year Ago
      It needs more ride height.
      antacid
      • 1 Year Ago
      I like the lower grill a lot better, but the upper grill is atrocious
      cfrb1
      • 1 Year Ago
      I am thinking what will this Corolla do for the Avensis? They are almost identical in size now, and Corolla should actually be Roomier Corolla Avensis Wheelbase 106.3 in 106.3 in Length 182.6 184.8 Width 69.9 71.3 Height 57.3 58.3 I am not sure if they used a new platform for the corolla or used the avensis platform and turned it into a corolla. As for the Next Avensis, My guess is it has to move up to Camry platform.. And just to point out, I prefer the clean cohesive look of European model, especially like how the front light match the rear lights. USA version seems like a Frankenstein, a bit of everything everywhere. Dodge dart, last gen Ford Focus on the front light, tire and side profile of Kia, rear 3 Quarter is more like geely chineese car proportions
      mazeroni
      • 1 Year Ago
      Too much chrome...
      Kimura
      • 1 Year Ago
      Well the Euro spec has tumors for headlights while the US spec has flush lenses. That automatically makes the North American-spec car better.
      zchmcqn
      • 1 Year Ago
      Keep in mind this is a sedan, not a sports car, there's just so much you can do with it's design. That being said, you gotta give credit to Toyota for designing something more exciting than the boring version it replaces.
      askroon
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wow, the interior looks even worse from that angle. The dashboard is sooo upright. On a side note, I thought they were done selling Corollas in Europe? I thought that's what the Auris was for.
      kwa
      • 1 Year Ago
      I voted for the NA spec not because it looks better, but because it looks more interesting.You put the Euro Spec next to a Camry and Avalon and its a complete snoozefest--they all look the same. Even though the NA is not as pretty it has more character.
      oneviwatara
      • 1 Year Ago
      New face and butt, look fantastic.
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