2017 Toyota Corolla update: AEB now offered in big safety upgrade

By David Bonnici, 11 Jan 2017 Car News

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2017 Toyota Corolla update: AEB now offered in big safety upgrade

The Toyota Corolla hatch now comes with an advanced safety package to bring it in line with the recently announced 2017 sedan.

Designed to help the driver prevent or mitigate collisions in a wide range of traffic situations, the safety package is standard equipment in the range-topping ZR while being a $750 option in the Ascent, Ascent Sport, SX and Hybrid.

The safety package includes Toyota’s pre-collision safety system with forward collision warning and autonomous emergency braking, lane departure alert and automatic high beam.

2017 Toyota Corolla

The pre-collision safety system relies on a windscreen-mounted camera and LIDAR (light detection and ranging) sensor to identify and calculate the distance to vehicles ahead.

When it detects an impact risk, it triggers audible and visual warnings and primes the brakes for extra stopping force. If the driver doesn't take action, the system automatically brakes to reduce the car’s closing speed.

Lane departure alert also uses the camera and LIDAR sensor to identify lane markings and trigger warnings. The system alerts the driver if the car begins to deviate from its lane if the turn signal isn’t being operated. 

2017 Toyota Corolla

Automatic high beam detects when there is on-coming traffic or vehicles ahead and automatically switches between high and low beam.

Standard safety features across the Toyota Corolla Hatch range include seven airbags, whiplash-injury lessening front seats, vehicle stability and traction control, electronic brake-force distribution, brake assist and reversing camera. 


COROLLA HATCH PRICES

  • Ascent (manual): $20,190
  • Ascent Sport (manual): $21,210
  • SX (CVT): $26,000
  • ZR (CVT): $30,020

Options:

  • CVT (Ascent, Ascent Sport): $2040
  • Safety pack (all except ZR): $750
  • Satellite navigation (Ascent Sport): $1000
  • Panoramic roof (ZR): $1530
  • Premium paint: $450

Read about the 2017 Toyota Corolla sedan update here.