TORONTO, ON. (October 17, 2014) – Now here’s a Corolla like you’ve never seen it before. For 2015 the Toyota Corolla offers two 50th Anniversary Special Editions, available for a limited time only, they are made in Canada and available only in Canada. Of course this is on top of an already generous choice of stylish, fun-to-drive, and fuel-efficient models that are part of the regular line-up.
“We may be celebrating 50 years of Toyota in Canada, but we’re looking forward with Toyota’s most popular car in Canada: the Corolla,” said Larry Hutchinson, Vice President of Toyota Canada Inc. “The limited time only 2015 Toyota Corolla 50th Anniversary Special Editions reward Canadians with what they want: fun-to-drive, stylish and efficient vehicles that they can depend on”
The compact sedan market is fiercely competitive in Canada, so every Corolla offers enjoyable performance plus the surprising levels of comfort and features that make it a popular choice, year after year after year.
All Corollas are built around a powerful and efficient 1.8-litre four-cylinder engine mated to either a responsive six-speed manual, proven four-speed automatic, or an efficient CVT. Suspensions designed for driving fun maximize handling while reducing vibration.
From the curb, the Corolla’s styling is bold and expressive, with sleek sculpting to give this compact a slippery drag co-efficient of just 0.28. Inside, the Corolla expresses craftsmanship with a stylish, functional and inviting cabin displaying attention to detail not typically found in its segment. Ornamental stitching, pinstriped accents and piano black gloss trim with metallic touches convey an upscale, sporty image. Thoughtfully designed and engineered front seats offer plenty of support for those up front, while maximizing room for those riding in back.
The 2015 Corolla is the first in its class equipped with LED headlamps as standard on all models – providing exceptional night-time visibility that outperforms traditional halogen lights. Other standard features include audio systems with USB and Bluetooth connectivity, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, power windows and door locks, the versatility of a 60/40 split fold-down rear seat, power adjustable, colour-keyed and heated side mirrors, and a full complement of active and passive safety systems, including the six active technologies in the Toyota Star Safety System.
All this, plus the Corolla’s Canadian-built reputation for legendary quality, durability and reliability – which makes Corolla not only easy to love, but also easy to justify.
The 2015 Toyota Corolla is available in seven models, as follows:
Corolla CE – six-speed manual (starting MSRP: $15,995)
Corolla CE – four-speed automatic (starting MSRP: $18,635)
The Corolla CE is offered with a choice of transmission and comes well equipped with a list of standard features typically found on class-up vehicles – including dual vanity mirrors, map lamps, remote trunk release, a 12-volt accessory power outlet, and more.
- The Corolla CE with manual transmission may be enhanced with an available Air Conditioning package. Air conditioning is standard on the Corolla CE with automatic transmission.
Corolla LE – CVTi-S (starting MSRP: $19,960)
The Corolla LE has a continuously variable transmission for inspired performance and efficiency, plus an enviable list of standard features – including 6.1” touch-screen Display Audio, 6 speakers, an ECO driving indicator, cruise control, air conditioning, back-up camera, heated front seats, automatic headlamp system, and more. New this year, the LE receives a fresh front grille treatment and a fold-down rear-seat armrest.
- An available Upgrade Package adds: A leather-wrapped steering wheel; 16” aluminum alloy wheels with locks; automatic air conditioning; a power tilting/sliding moon roof; and fog lamps.
Corolla S – six-speed manual (starting MSRP: $19,600)
Corolla S – CVTi-S (starting MSRP: $20,585)
Sporty and stylish, the Corolla S offers spry performance, advanced technology, and a premium interior. Whether equipped with a six-speed manual or a CVTi-S with paddle shifters, every Corolla S is loaded with S-exclusive features – including front sport seats, sport fabric seat material with leatherette trim, a sport speedometer, sport front and rear fascia, a rear lip spoiler and more. Additional standard features include heated front seats, chrome exhaust tip, 6.1” Display Audio, 3.5” TFT multi-information display, leather-wrapped steering wheel, integrated signal lamps, fog lamps, automatic headlamp system, and more. New this year, the Corolla S receives a fold-down rear-seat armrest.
The Corolla S may be enhanced with a choice of available packages:
• The Upgrade Package adds: 17” aluminum alloy wheels with locks; rear disc brakes; automatic air conditioning; and a power tilting/sliding moon roof.
• The Technology Package builds on the Upgrade Package, adding: integrated SiriusXM Satellite Radio; AVN Premium Navigation; an eight-way power adjustable driver’s seat; Softex Leather seating surfaces; the Smart Key System with Push Button Start; and an electro-chromatic rear view mirror with integrated digital compass.
Alternatively, the Corolla S may be enhanced with a choice of two special packages to celebrate 50 years of Toyota in Canada. Available for a limited time only, made in Canada and available in Canada only, each is available in several colour combinations, including an exclusive Absolutely Red exterior:
- The 50th Anniversary Special Edition package adds: 17” aluminum alloy wheels with unique black gloss finish; rear disc brakes; and unique red interior stitching.
- The 50th Anniversary Special Edition with Moonroof package builds on this, adding: automatic air conditioning; and a power tilting/sliding moon roof.
Corolla LE ECO – CVTi-S (starting MSRP: $20,710)
The Corolla LE ECO features a special 1.8-litre four-cylinder engine with VALVEMATIC technology, matched to the efficient and advanced CVTi-S. Low-resistance tires and other features boost efficiency, giving this Corolla a remarkable fuel efficiency of 6.8L per 100 kilometers (city/highway combined)*. An extensive list of standard features includes: 6.1” Display Audio system; automatic air conditioning; ECO driving indicator; a rear lip spoiler; back-up camera; heated front seats; automatic headlamp system; tire pressure monitoring system; and more. New this year, the Corolla LE ECO receives a fresh front grille treatment and a fold-down rear-seat armrest.
Corolla LE ECO – Technology Package – CVTi-S (starting MSRP: $25,435)
This Corolla comes with everything in the Corolla LE ECO – and a whole lot more. Additional standard features include AVN Premium Navigation; voice recognition; Integrated SiriusXM Satellite Radio; Softex Leather seating; an eight-way power adjustable driver’s seat; electro-chromatic rear view mirror with integrated digital compass; the Smart Key System with Push Button Start; 16” aluminum alloy wheels with locks; tire pressure monitoring system; a power tilting/sliding moon roof; chrome window accent trim; fog lamps; automatic headlamp system; and more.
The 2015 Toyota Corolla is now on sale at Toyota Dealers across Canada. For more information on features and specifications, visit www.toyota.ca/corolla.
* Fuel efficiency ratings are based on the new 5-cycle testing procedures (Natural Resources Canada)
About Toyota Canada Inc.
Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Toyota, Lexus and Scion vehicles. Celebrating its 50th anniversary in Canada, Toyota has sold over 4.6 million vehicles in Canada through a national network of 285 Toyota, Lexus and Scion dealerships. Toyota is dedicated to bringing safety, quality, dependability and reliability in the vehicles Canadians drive and the service they receive. TCI’s head office is located in Toronto, with regional offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Halifax and parts distribution centres in Toronto and Vancouver. Toyota operates two manufacturing facilities in Canada which build popular Canadian vehicles: Toyota RAV4, Toyota Corolla, Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h hybrid and just celebrated production of its 6 millionth vehicle.