Toyota‘s popular Corolla compact will undergo a nip and tuck for the new model year. A fresh round of spy shots indicate the Corolla’s mid-cycle update with include a Mirai-inspired front end.
The Corolla’s 2017 refresh will be the compact’s first significant update since it was totally overhauled for the 2014 model year. Although still camouflaged, it’s clear that the Corolla will receive a new nose treatment inspired by Toyota’s Mirai fuel-cell. That means a new lower bumper and new vertical air inlets at the front corners.
The tweaks at the rear will be more subtle, with updates likely to be limited to reshaped taillights. Underhood will be much of the same story, with no powertrain updates planned.
The interior of the 2017 Corolla should see a light sprucing with updates to Toyota’s infotainment system. It’s possible a few more colors and trim materials could join the mix.
The 2017 Corolla should debut at one of the upcoming auto shows, possibly as early as next week’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Look for the new Corolla to arrive in showrooms by mid-year.