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Toyota gives its Corolla sedan a facelift


Toyota says it has enhanced the sedan version of the Corolla with a new, more sophisticated design, a higher quality interior and advanced, user-friendly equipment

The Corolla sedan’s new front features a redesigned bumper, radiator grille and lower grille with new headlights.

At the rear, there are changes to the combination lamps, bumper and license plate garnish.

New to the facelift model are door mirrors with integrated side indicators.

Exclusive to the GLX model are new five spoke 16 inch alloy wheels, a redesigned rear spoiler, chrome rear garnish, and a smoked tint which has been added to the headlights.

Two new exterior colours have been added for the Corolla sedan: Tidal Blue and Blue Steel.

Corolla Sedan’s interior has also been improved, with a new, flat bottomed steering wheel, finished in leather for the GLX. All models have controls for the audio on the steering wheel, while the GLX model adds controls for the newly available Bluetooth handsfree telephone system.

The combination meter design features a colour change from amber to white, and the instrument panel is now finished in a brighter silver coating. The same finish is also used on the centre console and door switch surrounds for the GLX model.

The GLX grade has newly upgraded seat fabrics and is available with optional leather seat trim.

The AM/FM/CD audio system has six speakers and is now available with USB and 3.5mm AUX sockets for the connection of portable music devices.

All Corolla sedan models offer driver and passenger front, driver’s knee, front seat side and front/rear curtain shield airbags. An Anti-lock System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA) is standard, as is Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and Traction Control (TRC).

Toyota New Zealand General Manager of Sales and Operations, Steve Prangnell said, “We’re very pleased with the fresh new look of this facelift Corolla Sedan, and we’re confident that the new Corolla sedan offers customers the right mix of style, specification and value.”

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