2017 Toyota Corolla may lead segment with safety features
The next generation of Toyota Corolla, which is expected to be the company’s 50th edition may lead compact sedan market, but the one feature it doesn’t offer is thrills.
Toyota had unveiled a special edition of the vehicle, as the organisation boasted that the 2017 edition would come a 1.8-liter four-cylinder makes 132 hp—140 hp in the LE Eco model—and drives the front wheels through a six-speed manual or a CVT.
Besides a 6.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth is standard across the variations but can be upgraded to a 7.0-inch unit with navigation.
At least, Toyota has sold about 43 million of the cars since it was introduced in 1966, making the vehicle one of the company’s best selling car s
Toyota’s Safety Sense P (TSS-P), an active safety package that combines the Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD), Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/SA), Automatic High Beams and other safety measures combine to deliver value in the 2017 Corolla an edge.
With a total new look, 2017 Corolla seems to get closer to Camry in appearance. While Toyota is making diffident changes, Honda Civic and Hyundai Elantra are getting much more serious about the segment.
The dashboard has also received a face-lift and this is expected to enhance Corolla’s upscale feel, featuring flowing lines, premium materials and available contrast stitching.
In the area of infotainment, the edition offers Toyota’s Entune Audio Plus system, featuring a 7-in. high-resolution touch-screen display, MP3/WMA playback capability, auxiliary audio jack and Siri® Eyes Free.
When paired with a compatible smartphone equipped with the Scout® GPS Link App, Entune™ Audio Plus also becomes your source for turn-by-turn directions.
Its redesigned headlights and front fascia also remain remarkable with addition of a rear-view camera to the base model and Toyota’s forward collision prevention system with emergency auto braking on all trims.
According to Car and Driver, Toyota is the only brand that offers this important safety system in the segment, which IIHS proves can reduce rear-impact crashes by 40 per cent. Toyota is expected to present a 50th anniversary Corolla with the custom color, Black Cherry Pearl, shown in our image above.