Three years after its launch Toyota has given its bestselling Corolla a slick-looking facelift for the 2017 model year.
Accounting for some 20% of the Japanese automotive giant’s total global sales, the 11th-generation Corolla has been met with mixed reception with regards to its swoopy design language.
Toyota has given the updated car a sharper look that integrates a new nose with revised LED daytime running lights and a redesigned bumper. The door handles also receive new trim garnish, while the taillamps now incorporate LED elements.
It doesn’t look as though Toyota will introduce any major mechanical changes, with the engine line-up likely to be carried over from the current model. EU market-bound models will feature a suite of advanced safety features. Dubbed Toyota Sense, this system features lane-departure alert, pre-collision system, road sign assist and automatic high beam assist, all of which are over seen by a camera/laser array.
The 2017 Toyota Corolla will go on sale in Europe during the middle of the year and will find its way here in 2017.
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