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Posted at 07:09 AM ET, 11/09/2011

2012 Toyota Corolla: What's New

After its mild refresh for 2011 , the 2012 Toyota Corolla gets more standard features, along with new audio, multimedia and navigation options. The Corolla still comes in L, S and LE trims, like last year. The base L trim now has exterior-color power side mirrors, power windows with driver-side auto-down, power door locks and remote keyless entry, all standard. Those features were previously optional. The LE trim adds 16-inch steel wheels and steering-wheel audio controls to the standard roster. The S trim gets new double-stitched upholstered seats and the same radio upgrade found in the LE. That new radio unit includes a USB port for MP3 players and smartphones, Bluetooth connectivity and automatic sound-leveling adjustments, standard. The radio is a factory option on the base L trim. Most of the now-standard equipment was part of the Premium Package on the LE trim (formerly a $2,150 bundle) that also included a power sunroof. The new Premium Package packs a 6.1-inch touch-screen navigation system and Toyota’s new voice-activated Entune multimedia system. Entune is also available on the S trim. This is the first time that either a navigation or a touch-screen has been offered on the Corolla since its midcycle redesign last year. No word on when the new Corolla will be available or at what price.

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