Toyota Revealed Active Sport Suspension For Corolla

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The 2024 release of the Toyota Corolla in Japan introduces the new Active Sport variant, offering a blend of sporty aesthetics, enhanced features, and a more dynamic suspension setup, akin to the GR Sport trim found in other global markets. Available in sedan and estate body styles, the hatchback option is notably absent from this lineup.

Toyota Corolla

Setting itself apart from its counterparts, the Active Sport models showcase a revamped front bumper featuring faux vents flanking a central intake, reminiscent of the facelifted GR Yaris. Additionally, they boast side skirts adorned with the Active Sport emblem, complemented by piano black accents throughout the exterior, and ride on fresh 17-inch alloy wheels finished in black. The available color choices are limited to white, black, and various shades of gray, with the option to pair them with a black roof. Interestingly, the inclusion of the Active Sport badge on the rear is left to the buyer's discretion. These design tweaks collectively impart a sportier demeanor to the compact vehicle, distinct from the broader-bodied GR Corolla hot hatch flagship.

2024 Toyota Corolla

Despite the sporty façade, the performance of the Corolla Active Sport remains consistent with its standard counterparts, retaining the 1.8-liter hybrid powertrain in both 2WD and AWD (E-Four) variants. Notably, front-wheel-drive models benefit from a revamped suspension setup and optimized steering, enhancing the driving experience without altering performance metrics.

The interior receives a sporty makeover as well, with the addition of front sport seats featuring integrated headrests and pronounced bolsters, upholstered in synthetic leather and "Blancnove" material with gray stitching and aluminum-style inserts, accentuating an otherwise all-black cabin. This theme extends to the dashboard, accompanied by aluminum pedals and optional branded floor mats, completing the sport-inspired ambiance.

Toyota Corolla interior

The Toyota Corolla Active Sport is currently available for purchase in Japan, with prices ranging from $20,703 for the 2WD sedan variant to $22,343 for the E-Four Touring model.

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