2018 Toyota Corolla iM

Do you want to have a nice appearance for a fair price? Maybe the new 2018 Toyota Corolla iM, is your best choice, since although its price starts at $ 19,745 it is a pretty good-looking vehicle. This vehicle keeps the previous Scion in design, but since Scion is now defunct, the iM joins the Toyota line up as a Corolla, with practically no changes besides some safety upgrades.

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2018 Toyota Corolla iM Redesign, Exterior

The exterior of the 2018 Toyota iM is gorgeous, very sporty and clean hatchback, in the front, it has a beautiful honeycomb grill, it has halogens and LED headlights with a smoky look that gives it a sporty but elegant semblance. It has an awesome design on its wheels (see the gallery), 17-inch vortex designed with the gloss-black accent with the Toyota badge on center, housed by 225/45R17 tires. Furthermore, hatch rearview mirror can be folded and they are even heated. That could be helpful on winter days. The only choice that you have to make is the color, transmission and a navigation upgrade (for around 900$). It could be a problem for people who like to choose between different trims and packages, but a relief if you only want a nice blue automatic car, and you don’t care about anything else.

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New colors:
– Blizzard Pearl,
– Black Sand Pearl,
– Electric Storm Blue,
– Classic Silver Metallic,
– Barcelona Red Metallic, and
– Spring Green.

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Toyota Corolla iM 2018 Interior

On the inside of the 2018 Toyota Corolla iM, you can see that it´s keeping the athletic look, but not forgetting about comfort. The driver seat is a Sport fabric-trimmed seat adjustable in 6 ways, and the back seat provides relaxation to passengers with 90.4 CU. FT. passenger volume. It also features a sports gauge cluster, with a 4.2-inch color multi-information display screen with your average mpg, current song playing, and some other basic information. Also, there are 6 speakers pioneer audio system along with premium grade multimedia system is installed in the car.

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2018 Corolla iM Interior

However, the real fun is in its 7-inch touchscreen in the center, with Aha Radio app with over 100.000 stations, auxiliary audio jack, USB 2.0 port with iPod connectivity and control, advanced voice recognition, hands-free phone capability, phone book access and music streaming. On this screen you can also see the backup camera, that helps you to fit in those tiny parking spots, this is indeed one of its biggest strength on the inside.

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The Dual zone climate control with dust and pollen filter, is perfect to set two different temperatures on each half of the car, so if you like it cold, and your passengers warm, that will be no problem. It also has a nice cargo space, without even folding the seats, so you can carry your cargo without leaving some of your friends behind, but in case you need more cargo space and fewer people space, the 60/40 split rear seats can come in handy.

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The engine on this one doesn’t match with its sporty-aggressive look, its 1.8-Liter 4-Cylinder DOHC motor, which isn’t so fast, and the acceleration isn’t great at all. The engine is able to produce an output of 138 horsepower. It is mated with a six-speed manual (6M) transmission or CVT automatic transmission. However, CVTi-S along with Shift mode and intelligence is also offered, but as an option. In regards to the suspension it has a MacPherson strut in front and a double-wishbone rear suspension with rear stabilizer bar, this isn’t the best choice for those who like the speed, it will take you there, on its own relaxed way, as I said before, this is your car if you don’t care too much about other things than color and transmission. This iM with optionally sports transmission (CVTi-S) has the solid fuel consumption of 28 mpg cty/36 hwy/31 com.

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Safety Features

The biggest difference between the 2018 Toyota Corolla iM and the late Scion iM, is the Toyota Safety Sense C installed in the new hatchback. There are standard safety features, like:
• It has a lane departure alert to prevent you from driving out of the lines on the street.
• A Pre-Collision System using a camera and laser to warn you from vehicles ahead of you, by using audio and visual warnings, even forcing your Brake Assist to prevent a collision.
• The automatic high beams will help you to see more clearly at night, detecting other vehicles ahead of you, in aid to regulate the intensity of your headlights preventing other drivers to get blinded.

The next-gen TCorolla iM, has eight airbags, and adjustable front shoulder anchors with force limiters in the seatbelts.
The Star Safety System, includes an Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control to help you to maintain the control on the car under adverse conditions, Traction control, Antilock Brake System, Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA) and Smart Stop Technology® (SST).

2018 Toyota Corolla iM

2018 Corolla iM Release date, Price

The new Corolla iM 2018 price starts at $ 19,745, you can get upgrades such as continuously variable automatic transmission or a rear wind deflector, with all the upgrades available installed the price is $20,144. This new vehicle is available at the dealerships now.

2018 Toyota Corolla iM Pictures

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