Last year saw the introduction of a new version of the popular Toyota Corolla. The Corolla has been around for decades, but it hasn’t had a hatchback version in many years. So, with the discontinuation of the Scion sub-brand, Toyota decided to rebrand the Scion iM as a hatchback version of the Toyota Corolla. This year, the 2018 Toyota Corolla iM in Palatine IL promises to continue turning heads with its sleek, sporty design and abundance of great specs & features.
The Corolla iM may not be a sports car, but it’s certainly on its way to earning a hot hatch designation. Its designers included several cues congruent with a sporty vehicle, like its standard body aero kit or its honeycomb mesh pattern side bezels. Even its selection of exterior colors, including options like Electric Storm Blue and Blizzard Pearl, lends itself to being a sporty vehicle
While the design is certainly an exciting aspect of the Corolla iM, let’s dive into some of the more important areas of the vehicle like safety, performance and utility. When it comes to advanced safety features, the Corolla iM has plenty to offer in the form of the Toyota Safety Sense C package coming standard on all trim levels. This includes technologies like Lane Departure Alert and the Pre-Collision System.
As for performance, the Corolla iM benefits from mechanical and technological features like its MacPherson strut suspension system and Sport driving mode. But performance really comes down to what’s powering it from beneath the hood. That happens to be a 1.8L 4-cylinder engine capable of doling out 137 horsepower alongside 126 pound-feet of torque. While that isn’t a ton of power, the fact that the Corolla iM is such a light vehicle makes it a bit more powerful than it might sound.
Utility is another important aspect of a hatchback vehicle like the 2018 Corolla iM. While the standard Corolla trunk only offers 13 cubic feet of space to fill with groceries, luggage or whatever it is you need to bring along, the hatchback nature of the Corolla iM enables it to offer much more, to be specific 20.8 cu. ft. If you’re interested in a 2018 Toyota Corolla iM of your own, be sure to get in touch with us right here at Arlington Toyota.