|Engine Size:||1.8 L|
|Transmission:||Automatic and Manual|
The Toyota Corolla iM is a new kid on the block and is Toyota’s recent offering in the compact hatchback segment. With Scion out of the picture as Toyota’s platform for hip and youthful small vehicles and hatchbacks, the Corolla iM is Toyota’s answer to begin to fill that void.
With the small performance hatchback a popular choice as seen by the Mazda 3, Ford Focus, and Honda Civic hatchback, Toyota has smartly co-opted its Corolla to carry the banner of small hatchback crossover.
Two systems of power are available in the iM, a six-speed manual and a CVT with intelligence and shift mode, both aligned with a 1.8 4 cylinder producing 138HP. What the iM lacks in raw power, it makes up for in delivering an exciting ride. Electric Power Steering, Macpherson strut front suspension, Power-assisted ventilated front brakes and rear disc brakes ensures an agile and sporty driving experience. Toyota’s Star Safety system delivers further aid for an incredible ride. Sports mode setting instantly delivers a boost of performance as well.
Terrific exterior body features like projector beam headlights, LED Daytime Running lights, LED taillights, heated side mirrors with LED turn signal, and 17” alloy wheels are standard in the Corolla iM. Visually, the Corolla iM is sharp looking and has a sport body kit that is standard. Aerodynamic for good fuel mileage and performance, those smooth cost-cutting lines also project a dramatic and energetic look in the Corolla iM.
Toyota carries providing great features in its interior platform as well. Dual zone climate control, Integrated back-up camera, Sport Fabric, leather trimmed steering wheel, Multi-Instrument Display, 12V aux cable and 2.0 USB port are standard. The iM’s stylish instrumental panel is the first thing that stands out in the interior. It possesses clean flowing lines, is attractive and organized, and is distinctively Toyota.
It is in safety where the 2017 Toyota Corolla iM shines and it is here that Toyota delivers beyond measure.
Nine advanced air bags protect the front and sides of the front passengers. Front and side curtain airbags complete the package. Highlighting the Corolla’s standard safety features is Toyota’s Safety Sense™, an extra protection system previously offered only is Toyota’s higher end models.
Also, standard in the Yaris is the Star Safety System. It enhances the overall safety of the Yaris with Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, Electronic Brake Force Distribution, and Smart Stop Technology.
Toyota doesn’t hold anything back in technology either. Everything today’s hi-tech drivers requires is standard in the Corolla iM. Bluetooth® hands-free connectivity, HD Radio™ technology, and Toyota’s Entune™ Audio are all standard. Entune™ comes with a 6.1-inch touchscreen, and has voice recognition. A USB port and auxiliary input jack are also standard.