2011 Toyota Corolla gets a slightly facelift


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Toyota is debuting its new 2011 Corolla sedan for the members of the press today at the LA Auto Show. Although not much dramatic changes to last year model, but we do see a bit of improvement on looks of the new 2011 Corolla sedan.

The most apparent visual feature changes to the 2011 Corolla sedan are in the front fascia with a new bumper, grille and headlamp designs. And for the rear end, there are newly designed tail lamps as well. Additionally, a larger side-view mirrors and a new set of alloy wheels to round out the improvements. For the interior, the new upgrades include new seat colors and patterns and distinctive trim on the instrument panel and doors.

The 2011 Toyota Corolla sedan gets the same engine power from previous year model. It comes with a standard 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine, which produces 132 hp at 6,000 rpm and 128 lb-ft of torque. Toyota claims that the 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine has an EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of 28 mpg city and 35 mpg highway with the five-speed manual transmission. While with a four-speed automatic transmission, it has a fuel economy rating of about 26 mpg city and 34 mpg highway.

The 2011 Toyota Corolla sedan is expected to go on sale in December of this year, which will be offered in three trims: Base, LE, and S, all powered by the same 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine.