2016 Toyota Corolla Facelift for European Market Revealed

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The Corolla isn't quite the global car that Toyota says it is. Models sold in Asia are quite different from the ones made in Turkey for the European market. What's more, the American version has just been made to look outdated by this radical new update received across the ocean.
Most of the redesign magic happens at the front end, where the Euro-spec 2016 Corolla now has a new front bumper that follows Toyota's Under Priority and Keen Look design languages. The best way to explain it is as a big X mark that converges onto the middle of the fascia, where the Toyota badge sits.

The headlights of the compact sedan have been slimmed down a bit, giving the Corolla a sleeker, more modern appearance. At the bottom, the grille has been stretched towards the fog lights.

Some changes have also been made to the side of the car, although they are more discreet. Both sets of door handles now have chrome trim, and Toyota has bestowed the Corolla with freshly designed 16- and 17-inch alloy wheels. Around the back, new LED taillights have become available. Buyers can also look forward to a total of nine available colors, including Earth Bronze, Tokyo Red, and Platinum Bronze. Some of these tones have been introduced on the Avensis facelift and look pretty good.

No engine changes have been announced, but some tech updates are happening. The European Corolla sedan will receive a new generation of Toyota Safety Sense, as well as Road Sign Assist, Lane Departure Alert, and a Pre-Collision System.

Sales will start this summer, so maybe there are a few juicy details that have been intentionally left out. The Corolla accounts for 20% of Toyota's global sales and ships to 150 countries and regions. It remains the most popular vehicle in the company’s line-up.
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