A Conversation With Friends – Wedding Car of the Future?

When a company announces the development of a new concept car for one of their popular lines of vehicles, this is usually an exciting time for car aficionados and hobbyists alike. While some concept cars are never built (probably because there is a flaw in their design or the design itself is too extravagant and impossible to build and produce), their design, styling cues, and technological and engineering attributes and features are oftentimes used for upcoming new models.

The same goes for people who offer wedding car services. Whenever there’s a brand new car out in the market, a lot of people take special interest in it. In fact, two friends of mine were talking about it for months now. One friend, Tom, was into wedding car services while the other, Jackie, is working with an insurance company. She’s a well-known insurance agent there. In fact, I always talk with Jackie when I had issues with dog insurance or with funeral insurance.

The three of us have been good friends since high school. When I’m not busy working in planning wedding concepts for clients, I hang out with these two for coffee and some good company.

My friend Tom is particularly excited about the Toyota Corolla Furia. The popular brand from Japan made news when they announced the development of the Furia this year. As of this moment, Toyota is selling around a million Corolla cars per year worldwide. If this is not a powerful statement towards the popularity of the Corolla brand, then I don’t know what it is.

Ever since it was introduced in 1968, the Toyota Corolla is considered as one of the most successful line of compact cars in the world. Both of my friends would know; Tom’s first wedding car in the day was a 1991 edition while Jackie is still using a Corolla.

When the Toyota Corolla was first introduced in the United States in 1984, the rest is history. More than 9 million Toyota Corollas were sold in the U.S alone. Half are still running in the streets, by the way. We’ve all seen ten generations of different Toyota Corolla types come and go, which is why the Furia is an exciting new concept for the popular Japanese vehicle company.

The Toyota Corolla Furia concept was introduced during the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit last month. The reason why the new concept was called “Furia” is because Toyota said that the car’s “ferocious” look and the “fury” of its design would play a big part in its name. The concept car had an extended wheelbase with short overhangs. Furthermore, the concept car has an upswept windshield, a tapered roofline and exaggerated fender flares. This gives the Furia a very unique look compared to the other Toyota Corollas of the past.


When Tom finally stopped talking about the new Toyota Furia, me and Jackie laughed. He’s always been a well-known car nut, so him talking so passionately about the things he love truly is a sight to see.