It’s that time of the year where Toyota refreshes the Corolla, but is it worth the extra cash to trade in your current year model Corolla for the new 2017 Toyota Corolla? Let’s find out.
This is the 11th generation Toyota Corolla refresh since the last debut back in 2013 which is the mid-cycle update that is scheduled during the six-year life cycle of each Toyota model. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Corolla, Toyota offers a new special trim package with a beautiful dark purple and blue paint job and cosmetic changes here and there. So with some facial updates and no engine change or power increase, would the 2017 Toyota Corolla’s simple refresh be enough to seduce buyers?
The 2017 Toyota Corolla features a newer face with an updated grille, a sharper design and day time running Bi-LEDS integrated with the side vents instead of fog lights. I personally think the front end looks miles better than before with inspiration taken from sister luxury company Lexus’s outrageous sharp design and exciting line structure.
The Corolla is one of the most purchased small sedans in Dubai and around the world, it’s by far one of the most selling cars in the world because its reliability history speaks for its self. The side profile of the car remains unchanged although the side panels are sharper than before. The rear-end also remains vastly unchanged for the exception of the rear tail-lights that get rid of the white strips of light at the top of the light housing in favor of a full red integrated housing.
As for the interior of the 2017 Toyota Corolla; we get some updates that see a revised center stack and instrument panel. A new feature i really liked with the new touchscreen infotainment system that gets rid of traditional buttons and knobs. The instrument cluster receives a digital display screen with one gauge on each side which is better than the previous 3 gauge cluster. The air ventilation vents have been redesigned and now have a circular design as opposed to the older triangular vents. Overall, the interior is very sleek and resolves any aesthetic issues seen in the older model.
I’m not sure if this package might be enough to seduce buyers in this tough economy but personally, I would’t mind having one as a daily driver but I would probably go for the bigger Camry.