The present Toyota Corolla hasn’t been with us for very lengthy. The aggressive-looking five-door hatchback mannequin first made its debut in the middle of 2018, and has since been joined by a equally wide-mouthed four-door sedan variant. Regardless of its relative youth and visible edge, Toyota has determined to make the brand new Corolla just a little spicier nonetheless with a brand new special-edition hatchback for 2021. The automaker has gone the literal route naming the automobile, too, dubbing it the Toyota Corolla Particular Version. You can suit your many higher title concepts within the Corolla’s spacious cargo space, however we digress.
A minimum of the paint job is nice—each in title and look. Each 2021 Toyota Corolla hatchback Particular Version will put on Supersonic Purple paint, which in these images resembles Mazda’s beautiful Soul Purple hue. Every one additionally will get sportier trying aspect skirts, some further cladding on the entrance bumper for a barely angrier demeanor, and a really racey spoiler out again. There’s additionally the requisite “Particular Version” badge on the hatch itself.
Nevertheless, if you happen to have been anticipating some performance-enhancing goodies to match the chili-pepper seems, you are going to be disillusioned. Since this isn’t a TRD or GR product (or the anticipated GR Corolla scorching hatch mannequin), Toyota hit the pause button after making use of the beauty upgrades.
Toyota is barely going to construct 1,500 of the Particular Editions, they usually’ll all be primarily based on the Corolla’s SE CVT trim, which begins at $22,345. (So, um, no guide transmission, a spotlight of the Corolla hatch lineup.) That stated, Toyota did not inform us how far more the Particular Version remedy will price past that baseline; anticipate to pay extra, at the very least.
Subsequent to the Particular Version, the 2021 Corolla lineup additionally sees quite a lot of modifications (which additionally apply to the Supersonic Purple examples). There’s a new no-cost enhanced cargo choice that provides one other 6 cubic ft of cupboard space to any hatch save for the Nightshade models, which might be coming again for 2021. Outdoors of the Particular Version, there are just a few new shade choices, together with Magnetic Grey Metallic and Wind Chill Pearl, each of which may be paired with a contrast-color black roof. Lastly, and maybe most significantly, Toyota is including a rear seat-mounted aspect airbag for 2021, giving the Corolla a complete of 10 airbags inside.
Whereas we do want we may row our personal gears on this specific particular version Corolla, we’re holding out hope that perhaps Toyota’s cooking up a particular version for the guide automobile someplace. For now we’ll simply cease and admire the brand new Particular Version’s oh-so-clean paint job.