The most popular car in the world, with more than 43 million units sold worldwide, the current Toyota Corolla is ready for an update on the US market. The 2017 version comes with refreshed styling, new technology and a new special edition, called Corolla SE 50th Anniversary.
The exterior design features a new front grille and LED headlamps. The L, LE and LE Eco grades gain Bi-LED headlamps, while complex-LED headlamps come standard on SE, XSE and XLE grades. With the base L model adding a back-up camera, that feature is now standard across the Corolla line. Redesigned 16-inch wheels are standard on the LE and XLE, while the SE and XSE step up into standard 17-inch alloy wheels.
Inside the car we find upgraded fabric, a redesigned climate control panel and circular air vents. The technology list includes standard Bluetooth and Entune Audio. Audio and connectivity upgrades include available Entune Audio Plus with Connected Navigation (Scout GPS Link App) or available Entune Premium Audio with Integrated Navigation and App Suite. Both the Entune Audio Plus and Entune Premium Audio systems feature a 7-inch touch screen for 2017.
Standard on all Corollas, TSS-P is a safety system that bundles the Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control and Automatic High Beams.
The Corolla 50th Anniversary Special Edition adds an exclusive exterior color, Black Cherry Pearl. Also available in Classic Silver and Blizzard Pearl, the Corolla SE 50th Anniversary Special Edition will be offered in a run of 8,000 vehicles.
Inside, Toyota introduced mixed seats with Black Cherry piping and contrast stitching. Black Cherry contrast stitching also trims the black interior’s steering wheel and shift boot. The distinctive Black Cherry theme also distinguishes the dash panel and door trim, and unique “50th Anniversary Edition” floor mats and exterior rear badging make the final touch.
The 2017 Corolla 50th Anniversary Edition comes standard with a 7-inch touch-screen and Entune Audio Plus with Connected Navigation (Scout GPS Link App). There’s also a color 4.2-inch TFT Multi-Information Display in the gauge panel. A standard Smart Key system with push button start and power tilt/slide moonroof are included.
The prices for the 2017 Corolla ranges from $18,500 for the L CVT grade with a continuously variable transmission with intelligent shift (CVTi-S) to $22,680 for the XSE with CVTi-S.