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Since debuting as the Scion iM in 2016 and becoming the Toyota Corolla iM last year, we haven’t seen many changes to this hatchback. We expect much of the same from the 2018 Toyota Corolla iM, as it should have no major changes when it hits showrooms.

As a carryover model, we expect no significant changes to the Corolla iM’s appearance on the inside or outside. The exterior will continue with its Toyota Auris -- its name overseas -- appearance, while its interior will remain roomy and comfortable but relatively basic looking.

We also expect no major updates to the Corolla iM’s generous standard features for 2018. These should include dual-zone auto climate control, a 7-inch infotainment touchscreen, cloth seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel., power accessories, LED taillights, a rear spoiler, 17-inch alloy wheels, and more.

Just like the current model, we expect no optional packages, but it will have a slew of available accessories. This lack of packages harks back to its days in Scion’s lineup.

The goods under the hood are also expected to remain the same. Given this proves true, look for the 2018 Corolla iM to retain its 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 137 horsepower and 126 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed manual transmission will remain the base gearbox, while a continuously variable transmission will be optional.

The 2017 Toyota Corolla iM hasn’t been fully safety tested by the IIHS just yet, but it did receive “Good” ratings in the two tests it’s completed: the moderate small overlap and side tests. Despite lacking the test results, the 2017 Corolla iM does have lots of standard advanced safety features. These include automatic emergency braking, lane-departure alert, eight airbags, and more.

Pricing & Release Date

The exact release date for the 2018 Toyota Corolla iM isn’t available yet, but we do expect to see it later in the summer of 2017. Official pricing will range from $19,745 to $20,485 (destination fees included).

The competition for the 2018 Corolla iM will include the Ford Focus hatchback, the Hyundai Elantra GT, and the Chevrolet Cruze hatchback.

Learn about the current Corolla iM on sale now »

Pictured: 2017 Toyota Corolla iM

Toyota Corolla iM

Toyota Corolla iM

Toyota Corolla iM

Toyota Corolla iM


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