The Toyota Corolla has reached 2017 model year in United States where the hugely popular sedan has received some cosmetic tweaks along with more standard safety kit.
Joining the US-bound 50th Anniversary Special Edition, the 2017 Corolla has gained more standard equipment on the L, LE, and LE Eco trims that now have bi-LED headlights and a rearview camera. Upgrade to the SE, XSE or XLE grade and you benefit from more advanced LED headlights, an upgraded interior cabin, and a better sound system.
Two exterior colors are being added to the range and there’s now a slightly more aggressive front grille. The attached images show the XSE variant with the beefier wheels, darkened taillights, and also a subtle rear spoiler.
Regardless of the trim you go for, the 2017 Corolla US Spec will have the Toyota Safety Sense-P with a lot of standard safety kit, such as automatic high beam, dynamic radar cruise control, lane departure alert (with steering assist), and a pre-collision system that has a built-in pedestrian detection function.
On the entertainment front, world’s most popular car gets standard Entune Audio and Bluetooth for US version. New for the 2017 model year is the switch from a 6.1- to a 7-inch screen for the optional Entune Audio Plus and Entune Premium Audio systems.
There aren’t any changes under the hood, so the latest Corolla US Spec soldiers on with its familiar 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine linked to a six-speed manual, an outdated four-speed automatic or a continuously variable transmission.
As a final note, we need to remind you the European Corolla has also been given a nip and tuck, but just like before that one looks slightly different on the outside than its American counterpart.