India bound 2014 Toyota Corolla enters production in Turkey

Posted on: Jul 5, 2013 - 4:45pm IST

The 2014 Toyota Corolla was announced in two specifications. While the North American markets are getting a sportier looking Corolla, the Europeans and us Indians would be getting the Europe spec Corolla that you see here.

2014 Toyota Corolla first car rollout in Turkey
TMC Chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada stands next to the first example made at the Sakarya plant.

The reason for this is quite simple. Toyota’s market research has shown them that the majority of the Corolla owners in the USA are self driven, while those in places like India, Thailand and other Asian and European markets are chauffeur driven. Hence, Toyota feels the need to have this European version which is not sporty looking, but looks premium and upmarket instead.

2014 Toyota Corolla on Turkish Toyota Website
Turkey could be the first market the European Corolla is sold to as the Toyota Turkey website is already taking contacts of interested customers for the new car.

With the explanation out of the way, today’s headline is that the first unit of the Europe spec Corolla has just been produced! The Corolla has commenced production in the Sakarya plant, located in Turkey.

2014 Toyota Corolla production commencement in Turkey

The first ever Corolla was finished in a white color while being welcomed by its Japanese and Turkish company officials.

Over 85% of the Corollas produced here would be exported to various parts of Europe, Africa, Middle East and Central Asia. Toyota has invested 150 million Euros in this plant, just for the production of the all new Corolla. In the process, 900 jobs were created.

The annual production capacity of this plant would reach 150,000 units by 2014.

Check out our exhaustive coverage on the 2014 Toyota Corolla

For India, the 2014 Corolla will be launched in the middle of next year. It would continue to be available with a diesel and petrol engine option.

2014 Toyota Corolla production commencement in Turkey Image Gallery

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6 thoughts on “India bound 2014 Toyota Corolla enters production in Turkey

  1. Ameerhamza says:

    It is beautiful and stlylish but plz reasonable price bring in the market & Corolla does look so up from road you must know that when 3 to 5 person site in the car it will touch on the road you must improve the its quality performs good by brands are like Honda japan cars

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    1. agator says:

      Today I’ve seen the Corolla 2014 not only at pics. The German Corolla here is looking so modern, so cool, so beautiful! I love this Toyota!!! ?

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      1. alligator says:

        Toyota is Japanese not German!

  2. zeeshan says:

    and the award for the ugliest car of the year goes to… Corolla euro-spec.

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  3. Ayyappan says:

    Not as bad as I thought it to be. From the side angle, the European Corolla does look sporty and sharp. Though the US design would have been better for India.

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  4. aiizaz says:

    Hi, If thats the Upcoming shape for INDIA, then what will be the shape for PAKISTAN?

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