Patent sketches of both US-Spec and Euro-spec models of the 2017 Toyota Corolla facelift have surfaced online giving a clear idea on the changes. The world’s best selling car of all time receives significant styling changes at the front and minor revisions at the rear.
The Europe-spec variant (which is also available in India) gets sleeker headlamps with LED DRLs, a new chrome grille, and a sportier bumper with chrome highlights and wider secondary airdam. The US-Spec version too gets new headlamps and bumper but has a completely different appeal. Both models feature a mildly reprofiled rear bumper. We expect the interior to undergo only minor updates.
Details of mechanical changes are not available yet but we expect the existing powertrains to be retained with minor improvements. The Europe-spec sedan is powered by a 1.8-litre petrol engine which is tuned to deliver 140 PS and 173 Nm of torque. This motor is paired either with a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 7-step CVT.
In addition to the petrol motor, the India-spec Corolla Altis sedan is also available with a 1.4-litre diesel engine which is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. The oil burner dishes out a modest 88.4 PS and 205 Nm of torque.
The 2017 Toyota Corolla facelift for Europe is likely to be showcased at the Geneva Motor Show in the first week of March before going on sale in the continent. The updated D-Segment sedan is expected to reach India towards the end of this year or early next year.
2017 Toyota Corolla – Patent Sketches
Via – Caradvice.com.au