Looks like a new grille ,and some interior nav updates
From Kicking Tires:
http://blogs.cars.com/kickingtires/2...-at-17025.htmlWhen the 2013 Toyota Corolla goes on sale later this summer, it will start at $17,025, including a $795 destination fee. That's a $100 increase in the MSRP and a $35 increase in the destination fee.
The 2013 Toyota Corolla is available in L, S and LE trims. For the 2013 model year, all Corolla trims get a new front grille. The LE trim gets a chrome grille and a chrome-accented beltline. Photos of the updates won't be available until September, according to Toyota North American representatives. Both LE and S trims get a 6.1-inch touch-screen display with USB connectivity and Bluetooth streaming audio, standard. The S trim sees a $240 price increase, and the LE trim gets a $270 price increase.
The LE is available with two new packages, and the S with three new packages, including a Premium Complete Package, which comes with navigation and Toyota's new Entune multimedia system and automatic climate control. The North American 2013 Toyota Corolla is already in production in Japan (since July 9); Toyota will begin production at its two North American plants in early August.
Throw all of the sarcasm we want, but the reality is the brand name is platinum to many... around the world. And because of Toyota's talent for commonality in design and process... these facelifts mean one thing - profits. They barely change a damn thing (little investment) and gain a lot (ROI).
It's hard to argue that if you are a shareholder. The formula works. It's not their fault if people/consumers believe in the formula.
Couldn't look less inspiring if you covered it with a sheet. Seriously, has to be the most "vanilla" car on the planet. Should be called the "belly button" cos everybody's got one.
Alexandra New Zealand
Second Tig, 2013, TDi, Auto, night blue, park assist 2, auto lights and wipers, RCD510, fogs, tow pack