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Considered as a legend of sorts in the automotive world, the name Corolla is as iconic as they come in the ever-competitive compact car market. Trying to bring back its old glory, the 2017 Toyota Corolla comes back with some very nice upgrades, while re-emphasizing the strengths that made it one of the best choices in the UAE automotive market.
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Not much has changed from the body styling since 2013 for the 2017 model year. While some may still think that the Corolla suffers from an image that is “boring”, a closer look at the exterior reveals a car with just the right lines and proportions. Minor changes refresh the look just enough. An optional body kit for the higher trim options also gives the Corolla a sportier look.
The interior is still what you come to expect from a Corolla, function first. Every single element of the interior is placed in such a way that it enhances both driver and passenger experience. It features well-cushioned seats, good-quality trim, and a clean dashboard arrangement. In what would be a welcome sight for enthusiasts, the interior features a sportier look, from the plush leather-wrapped steering wheel to the aggressive-looking dashboard arrangement.
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There are some extra features you would like to watch out for in the 2017 Toyota Corolla. The higher trim options feature more sporty goodies such as upgraded wheels, a body kit, and a fine-tuned suspension. A start-stop ignition system and steering wheel controls are also available on top-end models. Power seats for the driver and LED daytime running lights are other premium options available.
There are 2 engine options available for the 2017 Corolla. There is a 1.6-liter engine with a maximum output of 121 horsepower, and there is a 2.0-liter engine with a maximum output of 143 horsepower, all sporting Dual-VVTi technology. Both engines provide adequate power while boasting great fuel efficiency, though some may find these options underwhelming for their competition. These motors are paired with a 7-speed automatic transmission. The suspension is calibrated in such a way that it provides good handling characteristics without sacrificing ride smoothness.
Because it has recently earned a reputation for being a little on the boring side, many people have diverted their attention away from it. Having said that, the 2017 Corolla is a great car in just about every aspect, and it’s designed to break some of the stereotypes working against it. All in all, it’s one of the best-rated compact cars in the UAE and for a good reason.