One of the major changes for Japanese model is that the traditional Toyota logo has been replaced by a new one which has ‘C’ for Corolla and three corollas as its motif
Toyota Corolla Sport made its global debut in March, 2017 in New York. The Corolla is in its 12th generation and it is the best selling model in the world. The new Corolla is based on TNGA platform of Toyota, which is used by most of the new generation products of Japanese manufacturer. The company has finally launched the Corolla Sport in its home market.
One of the major changes for Japanese model is that the Toyota logo has been replaced by a new one which has ‘C’ for Corolla and three corollas as its motif. The aggressive new sweeping headlamps with projector and DRLs extend to the grille along with a sporty bumper with large air-dam which is finished in black gives a sporty look for Corolla Sport.
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The side continues the sporty theme from front with new alloy wheels. At the rear, two piece tail lamp is similar to headlamps look sporty along with new bumper which has quad exhaust with black finish for the lower part. Overall, the exterior design of Corolla Sport is sporty and aggressive which is the new theme for future Toyota vehicles.
The interior continues the sporty theme from exterior as the Japanese manufacturer has given three spoke multi-function steering wheel. The dashboard has a flowing theme with new 7 inch touch screen infotainment system in the middle which misses out Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The Corolla Sport comes with new bucket seats with enhanced side bolsters for extra support.
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Like the Crown, the Corolla Sport also comes with lots of connected system to improve driving and ownership. Toyota Corolla Sport is powered by two engines – the 1.8 L hybrid engine comes from Prius producing combined output of 125 PS and 275 Nm of torque. The 1.2 L turbocharged engine produces 116 PS of power and 185 Nm of torque.
These engines are mated to new 10 speed CVT gearbox and in August, Toyota will introduce a manual gearbox option for turbocharged petrol engine. The Corolla Sport petrol model comes with all wheel drive system and the company offers multiple drive modes. Toyota offer new 8 colour options for Corolla Sport and sales will begin next month.