Toyota’s new Corolla sedan could be headed for a styling update, if these new spy shots are anything to go by.
Published on Chinese website Mobile01 this week, the images reveal a revised front-end look that draws on the styling of Toyota’s overhauled Camry sedan.
Revealed around this time in 2014, the updated Camry’s updated look includes a broad new grille flanked by tall driving lights, resculptured headlights and a slender new chrome garnish through the upper grille.
The Corolla sedan seen in these photos boasts a similar look, with the same broad triangular look to the grille and slender LED driving/fog lights.
A bold new chrome garnish wraps the Toyota badge, bring the sedan’s front-end styling in line with the recently revealed 2016 Corolla hatch facelift.
The rear of the spied car is largely identical to the current model, with only the re-styled bumper, boot-lid lip and greyed-out tail lamps setting it apart from Australia’s Corolla sedan.
Although the car shown here is yet to be confirmed as an official update to the still-new Corolla sedan, a Toyota video screened at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this month, revealing a similar styling makeover, suggests the carmaker could soon unveil a refreshed model.
It is also possible that the car shown here is merely a sporty special-edition car intended for other markets, with the bulk of the changes focused on the bumpers and grille garnish.
Speaking with TMR today, Toyota Australia product communications manager Stephen Coughlan said there are no confirmed plans that would see a refreshed Corolla sedan hit Australia in the immediate future.
As for the newly updated hatch, Mr Coughlan said we can expect to see that model in Australian showrooms from mid-2015.