Biz Buzz Blog: Toyota introduces the redesigned Corolla

By Dennis Seid/NEMS Daily Journal

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So, here’s the new 11-th generation Toyota Corolla… what do you think?

Toyota introduced its newest design Thursday night in California, and the world’s best-selling car – nearly 40 million have been sold through the years – definitely has a different look.

The first built Corolla was built in 1966 and introduced to the U.S. in 1968.

In North America, the Corolla is built in Canada, and of course, here in Northeast Mississippi in Blue Springs.

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi rolled out its first Corolla in October 2011. Production of the new Corolla should begin in August, and cars should begin hitting dealer’s lots sometime in the fall.

The new Corolla has a longer wheelbase, giving it a better ride and more interior room. Toyota also said highway mileage should be north of 40 mpg.

The Corolla will come in four trim levels.The L, LE, and S models are all powered by a 132-horsepower 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine. They’ll come with a continuously variable transmission (CVT). The L and S also will have an optional six-speed manual transmission.

A new LE Eco model gets a 140-horsepower, 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine.

The car will come with eight airbags and Bluetooth connectivity. And all models will feature LED headlights.

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