As the summer draws to a close, Toyota is preparing to welcome the new model year for the Corolla, 86 sports car, and Corolla iM hatch.
2017 isn’t your ordinary model year for the brand either. For starters, the 86 and iM hatch are new to the lineup, after being brought over from the axed Scion brand. Then there is the Corolla. It’s celebrating its 50th anniversary with a special edition.
The 2017 Toyota 86 and Corolla iM will begin rolling into dealerships later this month. The 2017 Corolla will reach dealerships in early September. Here’s the rundown on the pricing and model info, which includes destination and handling charges.
2017 Toyota 86
If the 86 sports car doesn’t ring a bell for you, don’t worry. Toyota just transferred the model over from its now-axed sister brand Scion. Under Scion it carried the FR-S badge.
The sporty little coupe features a retuned 2.0-liter engine for five point boost in both horses and torque. The new numbers are 205-horsepower and 156 pound-feet of torque.
You get your choice of a six-speed manual or an automatic transmission. The base manual trim starts from $26,255. That’s nearly $1,000 more than pricing under the Scion brand. The automatic starts from $26,975, about $500 bucks more than the Scion model.
The Toyota 86 goes on sale at the end of the month.
2017 Toyota Corolla iM
The all-new Corolla iM follows the hot hatch trend. Like the 86, the five-door hatchback used to fall under the axed Scion brand. The model has always used the Corolla as the base. So basically it just gets new badging for the new year.
The model comes with an estimated 28-city and 36-highway miles per gallon. It carries a 1.8-liter engine with 137-horsepower.
There’s a modest price increase of $290 for 2017. It goes on sale at the end of this month with a starting sticker of $18,750. The CVTi-S automatic transmission starts from $19,450.
2017 Toyota Corolla
While it might not be the Corolla’s first rodeo, it does get some freshening for the new model year.
The 2017 Corolla features a new front grille complemented with new LED headlamps. The base L, LE, and LE Eco trims get Bi-LED headlights. The SE, XSE, and XLE trims get the fancier complex-LED headlights.
The model also celebrates its 50th anniversary this year after making its first appearance in 1966. Toyota will also build 8,000 special limited edition 50th birthday model, shown below. It comes in a unique Black Cherry pearl color with matching piping and contrast stitching on the interior upholstery.
The Corolla goes on sale in early September. The base model starts from $18,500 and heads up to the top-of-the-line XSE with CVTi-S at $22,680. This marks only a $281 overall price increase.
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