The Japanese manufacturer has been able to continuously produce the Corolla model since 1966 and its now on its 11th generation. This continuous production of the vehicle has made the vehicle the most popular and best-selling automotive nameplate in its history.

The giant automaker boasts of around forty million corollas manufactured ever since the nameplate debut and continues to grow. With this year’s Chicago Auto Show, the automobile giant has decided to bring on board several limited-edition models set to accompany the redesigned Avalon, among the models will be the Special Edition vehicle.

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And while the automaker hasn’t made any news known yet about the anticipated occasion, the fiftieth-year anniversary might just be it. The SE has been based on the sporty Corolla S Plus trim model and will come with a number of features as standard.

These features will be geared towards comfort and functionality. The following review has been prepared by some of the most respected industry players privy to the 2016 Toyota Corolla Special Edition.

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Exterior Design of the New Toyota Corolla Special Edition 2016

The North American bound 11th generation of the Corolla Special Edition will be less than two years old this year and the automaker hasn’t given up on providing unique features that create a comfortable ride. The add-ons that will be conspicuous in the new vehicle will include the 17” set of alloy wheels that will be donned in a gloss black finish design. The exterior will come with some carefully thought after palette. The palette will include Absolute Red, Super White and Black Sand Pearl, all of the colours will be exclusive to the Special Edition model.

2016 Toyota Corolla Special Edition side

At the front fascia, the somewhat angry headlamps and wide-mouth grille will adorn it. This will result in the new vehicle being aggressive in comparison to the previous model of the Corolla. Left unchanged is the side profile. It features subtle crease that imitate a character line while raising up towards the posterior end. Speaking of the rear end, there will be the same traditional looking taillights that are joined by a horizontal line and the origami-like creases on the bumper’s sides.

2016 Toyota Corolla Special Edition rear

2016 Toyota Corolla Special Edition rear side

2016 Toyota Corolla Special Edition rear light specs

2016 Toyota Corolla Special Edition Interior Photos

Not much is available to talk pertaining the interior of the new vehicle, however the Japanese manufacturers infused some quality materials and equipment in the model that will ensure it rides on the same gory as the previous generation models.

Most conspicuous feature in the cabin is the black interior with red contrasting stitching, door trim and accented dash for a sportier feel. Coming standard will be the Push Button Start, Smart Key System and Special Edition floor mats that come with logos and exterior badges embedded on them.

For buyers who want extra comfort amenities, the automaker has made Entune Premium Audio with Navigation and App Suite, and a powered roof with slide and tilt functions will be made available.

2016 Toyota Corolla Special Edition interior

2016 Toyota Corolla Special Edition instrument cluster

Price & Release Date of the New 2016 Toyota Corolla Special Edition

The pricing of the new Corolla Special Edition vehicle is pegged at 20,635 USD and will be produced between August this year of January next year. The production cars of the new 2016 Toyota Corolla Special Edition have been capped to a maximum of 8,000 units only.

2016 Toyota Corolla Special Edition grille

2016 Toyota Corolla Special Edition wheel

Engine Specs – Toyota Corolla Special Edition 2016

Comparing similarly to the Corolla S plus that comes as the base model, the new Special Edition model will come powered by a 1.8L four cylinder engine. The engine will be able to produce a paltry 132 hp and 128 pounds of torque.

The power will be transmitted to the wheels through the Continuous Variable Transmission system (CVT), but no drive systems have been provided as yet. Unfortunately for power savvy clientele, no performance adding modifications has been effected on the limited-edition models.

2016 Toyota Corolla Special Edition engine

Some of the most prolific rivals that the new 2016 Toyota Corolla Special Edition might encounter will include the 2015 Mazda 3 which comes with better handling and handsome styling. Another car is the Ford Fusion which boasts of bold styling and alluring design. Lastly is the Toyota Camry which comes with a lot of handsome and cosmetic changes including alloy wheels and a sport body kit. More info on Topspeed.


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