2017 Toyota Corolla (facelift) bookings open now in India – Report
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Will reportedly go on sale this month.
As reported last month by Autocar India, the 2017 Toyota Corolla is arriving in India this month. According to a report from CarDekho this week, bookings for the facelifted Toyota Corolla are now open. Toyota Kirloskar Motor is yet to announce the start of the bookings publicly, so it may just be that some dealers are taking orders.
Launched overseas last year, the 2017 Toyota Corolla incorporates the Japanese automaker’s new Under Priority and Keen Look design. The front-end features a slimmer radiator grille, new LED headlamp clusters, new LED light guides, modified bumper and a larger air dam grille. The sides more or less remain the same, with a new chrome trim finish on the door handles and new alloy wheels designs in 16- and 17-inch sizes as the only key changes. At the rear, there’s new chrome garnish on the trunk lid and new LED tail lamp clusters.
Interior changes should include new MID with updated software, HVAC vents in a new shape, redesigned panel for the HVAC controls on the centre console and a new touchscreen infotainment system with navigation. The aforementioned exterior changes and these interior changes are from the international version, and the Indian-spec version may have some market-specific variations.
The Toyota Corolla should continue with the same engine options post the facelift. The current model is offered with the 2ZR-FE 1.8-litre four-cylinder petrol engine and the 1ND-TV 1.4-litre four-cylinder diesel engine. The petrol engine produces 103 kW (138.07 hp) and 173 Nm of torque and is available with a 6-speed manual transmission and a continuously variable transmission. The diesel engine develops 65 kW (87.13 hp) and 205 Nm of torque and is linked to a 6-speed manual transmission.
Prices for the current version start at INR 13,78,516 (ex-showroom Delhi) for the petrol model and at INR 14,81,988 (ex-showroom Delhi) for the diesel model.
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