New 2017 Toyota Corolla Facelift has made its debut online via a set of official images. The public debut of the car is expected to take place in a few weeks. To be launched in Australia early next year, the new Corolla facelift will also be launched in India, probably later in 2017.
Design changes on board the new Toyota Corolla facelift includes a new bumper in the front flanked by sleeker and redesigned headlamp cluster. Updates at the rear include a pair of LED taillamps. Top of the line Corolla facelift will also receive LED headlamps flanked by LED DRLs.
It also gets new chrome door handles and a thin chrome garnish on the lower part of the doors. Overall, the design of the new Corolla is pretty much like that of the current one, with inspiration from brand’s “Under Priority” and “Keen Look” design language.
Apart from the updated design, new Corolla is also loaded with new tech along with standard tech which is already on offer with the current variant. New tech includes LDA – Lane Departure Alert, PCS – Pre-Collision System, AHB – Automatic High Beam. All three of these new systems rely on laser and a camera which is mounted on the windscreen.
Radar and laser-based tech were banned in India until now. With Govt of India lifting ban, we can safely expect to see the same on India-spec Corolla facelift.
Powering the 2017 Toyota Corolla Facelift are expected to be the same engine and transmission options which are seen on board the current Corolla. In India, Corolla is offered with 1.8-liter petrol 138 hp / 173 Nm engine mated either to a 6 speed MT or CVT, and a 1.4-liter diesel 87 hp / 205 Nm mated to a 6 speed MT. Current price ranges from INR 13.06 lakh to INR 17.73 lakh, ex-showroom, New Delhi.