Toyota introduces updated 2017 model year Corolla in the United States

Toyota introduces updated 2017 model year Corolla in the United States image

The wildly popular Corolla compact has received yet another refresh, which comes to complement the Euro-spec facelift and the 50th Anniversary Edition – this time around for the US market and as a 2017 model year.

Set to join the US-exclusive 50th Anniversary Special Edition, the 2017 Corolla will be boosting the equipment levels on the L, LE, and LE Eco trims as all of them use bi-LED headlights and a rearview camera. Go for the SE, XSE or XLE trims and owners will receive even more advanced LED headlights, an update to the cabin and a fresh sound system. Two new exterior hues can also be selected now and the design tweaks include a slighter aggressive take on the front grille. The XSE version for example uses larger wheels, darkened taillights, and also adds a subtle rear spoiler.

All trim models will get the standard Toyota Safety Sense-P pack which includes many safety systems such as an 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. Corolla also packs the standard Entune Audio and Bluetooth and new for the 2017 MY is the adoption of a 7-inch screen for the optional Entune Audio Plus and Entune Premium Audio systems instead of the previous 6.1 inch screen. The powertrain instead has remained the same: a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine mated to a six-speed manual, a very dated four-speed automatic or a continuously variable transmission.

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