The popular Toyota Corolla enters the 2013 model year with a few option package changes. The most notable addition is the availability of a power sunroof on the base Corolla CE, which Toyota claims is the lowest-priced compact car with a sunroof.
The Corolla S now includes a sound system with a 6.1” display. It also bundles a USB port, six speakers as well as Bluetooth phone and streaming audio connectivity. The optional Moonroof package, which includes automatic headlights and climate control, adds an intelligent key system. The new Technology and Leather package also equips the Corolla S with leather upholstery, heated front seats, navigation and satellite radio.
As for the Corolla LE, it also gets the new stereo with 6.1” display. Its Upgrade package adds a power driver’s seat in addition to an intelligent key, automatic headlights and climate control, while its Premium package includes navigation, satellite radio, a leather-wrapped wheel and woodgrain trim.
The sporty Corolla XRS and its larger, 2.4L engine is no longer offered.
The 2013 Toyota Corolla is now on sale, starting from $15,450.
The 2013 Mazda Adventure Rally, organized by Mazda Canada's Vehicle Dynamic Group, took place in Boulder, Colorado last week. The event brought together teams of automotive journalists from across Canada to compete and raise money for their favourite charitable foundation. Mazda handed out generous amounts of $10,000, $2,000 and $1,000 to the top three duos that accumulated the most points throughout the two-day event.