The current Toyota Corolla is pretty much due for a replacement – we may have only gotten the stylish European-spec sedan car in 2014, but it’s been on-sale worldwide since 2013, and this is its first facelift ever since its debut.
Thankfully, Toyota is now developing a successor, as can be seen from these photos from some European spies. From a closer look, the car looks all-new although the existing model’s body has been squeezed into the upcoming model.
It gets a reworked headlamps with new LED clusters, smaller upper grille, larger lower grille, new front bumper with C-shaped endings, resculpted bonnet, new design 16- and 17-inch alloy wheels. A redesigned tail lamp with a chrome strip can be seen at the back. Three new colours are expected – Platinum Bronze, Tokyo Red and Earth Bronze.
Details are pretty scarce, but the interior too is expected to be upgraded. Trusted reports also suggests that the upcoming 2016 Corolla will get the Toyota Safety Sense suite of advanced safety and assistance technologies like Pre-Collision System (PCS), Lane Departure Alert (LDA), Road Sign Assist (RSA) and Automatic High Beam (AHB).
As for the mechanicals, the Corolla should retain the current 1.8-litre VVT-I petrol engine and 1.4-litre D-4D diesel engine. The existing 6-speed manual gearbox on the petrol and diesel, as well as a 7-speed automatic gearbox on the petrol should also be carried over.
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