NYIAS: Fifty-Year-Old Toyota Corolla Gets New Nose

Chris Tonn
by Chris Tonn
nyias fifty year old toyota corolla gets new nose

The eleventh generation Toyota Corolla has been refreshed with a new beak-like nose, and equipped with new safety features and options. Furthermore, as the Corolla is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, a special commemorative edition has been announced.

I’ll expect to see a few of these rolling across the blocks at the Barrett-Jackson auction in 2046.

The restyled Corolla offers an optional suite of safety features, referred to as Toyota Safety Sense-P. We have been assured that it is not a mobile bladder evacuation device; rather, a package including a pre-collision system that detects pedestrians, radar cruise control, lane departure warning, and automatic high beam headlamps.

Those headlamps are now fitted with LEDs across the line from the base model up to the XLE.

The 50th Anniversary Special Edition is limited to 8,000 units, all well equipped, and featuring unique alloy wheels, Black Cherry stitching on the seats, steering wheel, shift boot, and armrest, and Black Cherry accents on the door and dash.

Unsurprisingly, the Anniversary car is in Black Cherry, as well as Classic Silver and Blizzard Pearl, and will be available fall 2016.

Required with any special car release these days, Toyota developed a marketing campaign centered around the hashtag The campaign, in partnership with Buzzfeed, allows Corolla owners to share their memories of owning the best-selling car worldwide.

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  • Frozenman Frozenman on Mar 24, 2016

    This isn't funny anymore, there is something very very wrong down at Toyota HQ.

  • SnarkyRichard SnarkyRichard on Mar 25, 2016

    And I thought the Lexus RC was ugly with it's giant sucker fish grill and late 90s Camaro turd like side profile . Looks like Toyota is trying to outdo those Mazda clown smile grills .

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