Toyota has updated the popular Corolla and Toyota C-HR model lines for 2022, introducing new multimedia technology, trims, colours and a revised special edition. Orders can now be placed for these models, with customer deliveries expected early in 2022. But what detail changes have been applied?
2022 Toyota Corolla
Toyota’s philosophy of continuous improvement ensures that the Corolla never relies on past achievements but is constantly refined to fulfil its role as the perfect partner for everyday mobility.
Platinum White Pearl (lead image) and Silver Metallic (below) body colours are being introduced across all body variants – Hatchback, Touring Sports and Saloon – with the added of option of a bi-tone combination for Hatchback models. In addition, Design grade saloon models are gaining a new 17-inch ten-spoke alloy wheel design with a bright machined finish as standard.
For the Touring Sports model, Toyota is extending its partnership with leading bicycle manufacturer Trek. This relationship has already seen the elevated estate take on duties as a support vehicle for the Trek-Segafredo pro-cycling team. But now the revised special edition will continue through to December 2022 with a higher specification and 2.0-litre hybrid powertrain exclusively.
As well as the familiar 20mm raised ride height, wheel arch mouldings and front and rear under-runs, the 2022 Corolla Touring Sports Trek introduces new 18-inch alloy wheel designs and chrome door window frames. Meanwhile, the cabin features piano black door handles, black leather upholstery and a satin chrome deco line across the instrument panel and front doors.
2022 Toyota C-HR
Toyota is updating the mid-size SUV with subtle yet sophisticated style touches. The popular Design grade is enhanced with new 18-inch alloy wheels, while the cabin sees a new combination of fabric and supple synthetic leather with trim details accented in a cool gunmetal tone.
Deep Amethyst is a new colour option available on all grades, and can be specified as part of a bi-tone finish on the Toyota C-HR GR Sport grade.
2022 Corolla and Toyota C-HR: now with Toyota Smart Connect
Our latest Toyota Smart Connect multimedia system will be provided as standard or an option on all 2022 Corolla and Toyota C-HR models (pictured below) except those in entry-level Icon grade. Operated via an eight-inch high-definition touchscreen, this new platform takes connectivity and functionality to a higher level with a processor that operates 2.4 times faster than the current system.
As the name suggests, its features include instant access to a series of smart connected services, such as cloud-based navigation with live traffic information, 3D city mapping, highway signage and fixed traffic camera locations. All data and information is delivered via the communications module, so no phone pairing is required for smart connected services and no additional data costs are incurred.
The driver can also make use of a new on-board voice agent that recognises natural, conversational requests to operate the multimedia and navigation.
Software updates are made seamlessly over the air and smartphone integration is provided wirelessly via Apple CarPlay or with a wired connection for Android Auto. A four-year Toyota Smart Connect package, including local parking and road event information, over-the-air updates and the voice agent, is included in the vehicle’s purchase price.