Toyota is refreshing its Corolla and C-HR model ranges with its new Toyota Smart Connect+ multimedia system, new trims, colours and a special new version of the Corolla Trek Touring Sports.
Order books for the revised 2022 model ranges are open now and customer deliveries will start early next year.
For 2022, the Toyota Corolla and C-HR ranges both adopt Toyota Smart Connect+, Toyota’s latest multimedia system, improving connectivity, functionality and ease of use.
Provided as standard or an option on all versions except Corolla and C-HR Icon grade, the new platform has more powerful processing capacity (CPU) that operates 2.4 times faster than the current system.
Operated via an eight-inch high definition central touchscreen, it gives access to a series of smart connected services, including cloud-based navigation with continuous, “always on” traffic information, 3D city mapping, highway signage and fixed traffic camera locations.
All data and information are delivered via the communications module (DCM), so no phone pairing is required for smart connected services and no additional data costs are incurred, says Toyota.
The driver can also make use of a new on-board voice control system to operate the multimedia and navigation.
Smartphone integration is provided via Apple CarPlay, with wireless connection, and (with a wired connection) Android Auto.
A four-year Toyota Smart Connect package, including local parking and road event information, over-the-air updates and the voice control, is included in the vehicle’s purchase price.
New colours are also being introduced for Corolla – hatchback, touring sports and saloon – with the addition of platinum white pearl and silver metallic.
These will also be available in a bi-tone combination for the hatchback.
For the saloon, there is a new 10-spoke 17-inch alloy wheel design with a bright machined finish. This will be fitted as standard to the Design grade.
New Corolla Touring Sports Trek Special Edition
Toyota is introducing a new Corolla Trek Special Edition model, building on the established Trek Touring Sports.
It offers a higher specification and will be powered exclusively by the 2.0-litre self-charging hybrid electric system and feature the more powerful Trek exterior look, with ride height raised by 20mm, wheel arch mouldings and front and rear under-runs.
The Trek Special Edition will introduce new-design 18-inch alloy wheels, chrome door window frames, while the cabin will feature piano black door handles, black leather upholstery and a satin chrome deco line across the instrument panel and front doors.
The 2022 Toyota C-HR
Toyota is updating its most popular C-HR mid-size SUV, meanwhile, with new-design 18-inch alloy wheels.
In the cabin the seat upholstery is a new combination of fabric with supple synthetic leather and the trim details are in a cool gun metal tone.
In addition to these design grade changes, there is new colour option for C-HR, Deep Amethyst. This is available on all versions and in a bi-tone finish on the CH-R GR Sport.