2016 Toyota Corolla (facelift) vs older model – Old vs New


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Following its world debut at an event in Russia last week, here’s a brief pictorial comparison between the 2016 Toyota Corolla (facelift) and the older model.


2016 Toyota Corolla (facelift) vs older model front quarter Old vs New

The new Corolla adopts a slightly more contemporary design with sharper elements and aggressrive touches. It features sleeker LED headlamps with new LED light guides, thinner upper grille with a chrome garnish, a full width lower grille that houses round foglamps.

2016 Toyota Corolla (facelift) vs older model rear three quarter Old vs New

At the side, there are new designs for the 16- and 17-inch alloy wheels. The changes at the back are less significant as compared to the front. The chrome strip is thinner and the taillamps adopt new LED clusters. Three new colour choices are also available: Platinum Bronze, Tokyo Red and Earth Bronze.


2016 Toyota Corolla (facelift) vs older model interior Old vs New

Changes are minimal inside the 2016 Toyota Corolla. The HVAC controls have been re-designed with better lighting, while the HVAC vents on either side are now round in shape. Build quality of the materials and upholstery have also been improved.

For the 2017 Corolla, Toyota has equipped a new Touch 2 system with navigation as standard, while the instrument cluster features a 4.2 inch MID display with updated software. It also offers Toyota’s new safety and assistance technologies pack called Toyota Safety Sense.

2016 Toyota Corolla (facelift) vs older model instrument cluster Old vs New

In the Corolla, the package incorporates Pre-Collision System (PCS), Lane Departure Alert (LDA), Road Sign Assist (RSA) and Automatic High Beam (AHB). The increased safety should bring down the insurance costs of the car.

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