2017 Toyota Corolla sedan revealed

By Jez Spinks, 29 Mar 2016 Car News

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2017 Toyota Corolla sedan revealed

The sedan version of the Toyota Corolla will gain a styling refresh and a suite of active safety systems for its early-2017 release.

Toyota’s first update of the 11th-generation small sedan that went on sale in early 2014 will see the top-spec ZR model add autonomous emergency braking, lane departure warning and auto high beam added to its standard features. 

The systems will be optional on the Ascent and SX models that comprise the rest of the sedan range, which accounts for about 25 per cent of Corolla sales alongside the twin hatch. 

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Toyota’s biggest change for the sedan version of what has been Australia’s biggest-selling vehicle since 2013 is up front. 

A narrowed grille is complemented by squinty headlights, while the lower air intake is enlarged and blends more naturally into the foglight housings for a sportier look overall. 

The Toyota Corolla ZR sedan features headlamp clusters and daytime running lights formed from LEDs, with all variants gaining LED tail-lights. 

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ZR also receives chrome finishes for the doorhandles and rear end. 

The Corolla hatchback was given its update in mid-2015, though the five-door currently doesn’t offer the active safety systems. 

The Corolla currently trails the Mazda3 in the 2016 race to be Australia’s favourite car.

Click here to read the full review on the Toyota Corolla