There is a lot of news coming from Toyota as they are getting ready to unveil their 2018 Toyota Corolla vehicle. This is going actually to be a Special Edition car which is gong to mark the 50th anniversary of the model. Thus we are getting a 50th anniversary special edition Corolla which is being based on the Corolla SE model and is perhaps going to be the most exclusive and sporty looking sedan out there.
Since Corolla was introduced in 1966, there have been more than 40 million units sold and it even managed to become the best selling vehicle in the world and is managed to surpass the Volkswagen Beetle model in 1997. The popularity of the Corolla in the US is so high that it can only be matched with the Ford F-Series model and actually shows us how important the Corolla actually is for the industry. The 2013 was the year when the Toyota Corolla received its eleventh-generation model which managed to sell 300.000 units which was the number archived in 2008 for the last time. After a number of special editions models and a TRD pro concept model as well it is time to celebrate the birthday in style with a completely new special edition release.
The new model is going to be based on the Corolla SE model and is going to be an exclusive sport sedan which includes a lot of bespoke details which are designed in order to celebrate the popularity the vehicle has managed to gain so far. Thus the outside and the inside of the car have been reworked and tweaked and is adding a lot of optional equipment from the SE as a standard choice here. Only 8.000 models are going to be made which is going to make it one of the rarest cars in the future. Read the review and see how the 2018 Toyota Corolla celebrates its birthday.
There are many new things added for the 2018 Toyota Corolla. Actually, what mainly makes the special edition so special is the fact that it adds a number of standard points of equipment which were only available as optional ones with the previous car. In fact the car is already a well equipped machine and it only manages to go even further and build upon the basis with the exceptional and new add-ons made. Some of the added parts of equipment are LED low-beam headlamps with halogen high beams, integrated fog lamps, LED daytime running lights, front grille surround with Piano Black insert, heated side mirrors, body-colored door handles, Gloss Black 17-inch alloy wheels, a rear trunk lid spoiler, a chrome-tipped exhaust, and variable intermittent windshield wipers. The list is actually quite long and exclusive and is where the prosperity of the vehicle lies.
The 50th Anniversary Package actually allows us to have even more with the aforementioned options. Making its way exclusively to the car are the Complex-LED headlamps, machine-finished wheel with Dark Gray inserts which are going to replace the Gloss Black rollers, a “50th Anniversary” badge, a moonroof and three new exclusive paint options that are only going to be offered here. So you can make your pick from Black Cherry, Classic Silver, and Blizzard Pearl.
Inside the 2018 Toyota Corolla edition is no different from the outside. The interior of the vehicle packs a pretty awesome array of additions that manage to make its way inside the car. These include a seven-inch touchscreen, a 4.2-inch TFT instrument cluster, Entune Audio Plus with Connected Navigation which take care of the technology apartment. You can also get black seats and steering wheel, center armrest with Black Cherry contrast stitching, with teh dashboard and the doors getting the same kind of Black Cherry trim as well, while the anniversary logos are seen everywhere throughout the car.
A a Smart Key system comes as a standard option for the car, with push button start. But these are of course the added parts of equipment that are part of the anniversary package as the car already has the Corolla SE equipment standard here. This includes automatic climate control with dust and pollen filter, six-way adjustable driver’s seat and four-way adjustable front passenger seat, integrated backup camera with projected path, 60/40 split fold-down seat bench, power door locks, sport instrument cluster, day/night rearview mirror and power windows.
There is something special prepared under the hood of the 2018 Toyota Corolla as well. The 50th anniversary model is going to get a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine, which is actually the same one placed inside the Corolla SE model. This model is able to make 132 horsepower and 128 pound-feet of torque and is going to be combined with a CVTi-S transmission. The powertrain is also going to include independent MacPherson front suspension, electric power steering, torsion beam rear suspension, 10.8-inch front disc brakes and nine-inch rear drum brakes.
Wheelbase: 106.3 in
Length: 182.6 in
Width: 69.9 in
Passenger volume: 97.5 ft³
Cargo volume: 13.0 ft³
Curb weight: 2800 lbs
Top Speed: 113 mph
0-60: 9,1 sec
MPG: 29/38 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Black Sand Pearl, Classic Silver Metallic, Slate Metallic, Super White…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs
Release date and price
Currently the 2018 Toyota Corolla is still not available but will be by the beginning of next year. As there are only going to be 8.000 units sold it can be quite hard to get one but if you do manage to get your hands on one of these babies you will have to pay more than the $20,635, that the SE model was priced.