Better late(r) than never. Today, Toyota announced that the Furia concept would debut at the 2013 North American International Auto Show. The announcement comes as somewhat of a surprise because the show is less than a month away. Previously, rumors had it that Toyota would be bringing a concept car, but it would be of the next-generation Corolla, which is slated for a mid-summer introduction. No word yet if the Furia is that concept, or something else entirely.
The new sedan concept, as Toyota is calling it, will make its official debut on Monday, January 14. If you won’t be in Detroit that day, Toyota will also have a live stream of the Furia unveil. Until then, Toyota has released a teaser video of the Furia concept, giving us hints of what we can expect. From what we can see, it looks like Toyota has taken the accusations of being “too boring” to heart. There’s carbon fiber, LED lights, and aggressively styled body lines, all things that should grab people’s attention. There also appears to be chrome exhaust outlets and a healthy dose of fire balls. No word yet if those will shoot out the tailpipes though.
Besides the fire, chrome, and edgy styling, it looks as if Toyota’s latest concept will feature taillights seen on previous Lexus concept vehicles like the LF-LC. There’s a brief shot of the trunklid, and a carbon fiber spoiler as well. However, we have a strong feeling that if the Furia is given the green light for production, the carbon fiber, chrome, and Lexus-inspired lights will be left on the cutting room floor. Of course, there is the chance that this is a peek at the next-generation Toyota Corolla. If that’s the case, color us stunned. Toyota has long been known for its reliability, which masks a vanilla personality, but if the Furia makes it to production and holds true to most of the concept, the future just got a lot more exciting for Toyota. Check out the teaser video of the Furia for yourself below.