The 2017 Toyota Corolla iM: Vacation Planning? The iM is Ready to Go
Meet the Corolla iM
When Scion closed their doors in 2016, the iM model made its way over to the Toyota lineup as a package on the ever-popular Corolla. This new addition to the Toyota family gives Corolla a four-door compact hatchback option.
There is only one trim package for the iM, so there are a number of standard features on the basic model. Things like a rearview camera, touchscreen display and alloy wheels are all standard equipment, but Toyota has worked with their Toyota Racing Development team to offer additional accessories that add a sport touch to this little hatchback. You can add a rear spoiler or lower body graphics for an enhanced sport appearance.
The 2017 Toyota Corolla iM comes in two models: the 6M and the CVT. Both are equally equipped, and the only difference is that the 6M is a 6-speed manual transmission, and the CVT is a sport mode CVT transmission with intelligent shift.
Both models are powered by a 1.8-litre 4-cylinder DOHC 16-valve engine that produces 137 horsepower, which offers 8.8/6.8/7.9 city, highway and combined L/ 100KM in the 6M. The CVT gets 8.3/6.5/7.5 city, highway combined L/100KM.
With a 10.4 m turning radius, you can easily zip in and out of parking places in the busy city.
You can’t help but think it would be fun to drive with its low stance, sporty 17-inch alloy wheels and aerodynamic skirts.
Toyota Cabin Comforts
Toyota wants to make driving enjoyable, so they design their cabins with the softest materials, easy-to-reach controls and a cabin layout that offers comfort.
From behind a leather wrapped steering wheel, the gauges are centrally located and visible from within the wheel. They are a vivid blue for easy discernibility. The steering wheel comes equipped with all of your controls mounted at your fingertips. You can set the cruise as easily as you can take a hands-free phone call. The shift knob is leather wrapped, too.
The seats, which are trimmed in piano black trim for a touch of class, are heated for comfort on a cold winter morning and are constructed of durable cloth that can withstand use.
It comes equipped with dual-zone automatic climate control, which accommodates the temperature needs of the driver and the front passenger. No more trying to find a comfortable middle when one of you is hot and the other is cold, you each can set your own temperature.
The hatchback provides you with instant access to the cargo hold behind the 60/40 split rear seats. For extra security, a tonneau cover keeps things out of sight.
Safety and Convenience
Like all of the vehicles in Toyota’s lineup, the Corolla iM is equipped with safety features that are innovative and technologically advanced. The automatic headlamp system ensures that others can see you no matter what the weather is like. The daytime running lights and LED rear tail lamps offer maximum lighting. It is equipped with a folding power heated mirror with built in signal lights.
Toyota Safety Sense suite-C featuring automatic high beams, lane departure alert system and a pre-collision avoidance system is standard on the 2017 Toyota Corolla iM.
If you’re looking for a sporty, economical car that is vacation ready, then the 2017 Toyota Corolla iM may be your next car. Stop by and test drive the 2017 Corolla iM today.