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The new model is designed to give a striking appearance, but there's more under the skin, including upgraded safety system

COURTESY TOYOTA - The 2021 Toyota Corolla Special Edition is striking to look at, but it has a lot of upgrades under the skin.Toyota has announced a limited production 2021 Corolla Hatchback Special Edition. The automaker plans to produce just 1,500 units of the special vehicle, dressed in new Supersonic Red paint and carrying a unique body modification kit. The body kit adds a sporty front splitter, side skirts, black rear roof spoiler, a rear bumper garnish and a unique Special Edition badge. Special edition 18-inch black-painted alloy wheels are also part of the package.

As on the 2020 versions, all 2021 Corolla Hatchback models will include Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 as standard equipment. This suite of driver-assist technologies includes Toyota's pre-collision system with daytime/low-light vehicle and pedestrian detection, plus daytime bicyclist detection, lane departure alert with steering assist, automatic high beams, and road sign assistance. Additionally, models equipped with continuously variable transmissions include full-speed range dynamic radar cruise control and lane tracing assist.

COURTESY TOYOTA - Because it is a hatchback, the 2021 Toyota Corolla SE is practical, too.

Performance is also part of the package. Like all Corolla hatchbacks, the Special Edition includes a multi-link rear suspension and a 168-horsepower 2.0-liter engine, paired with the continuously variable transmission.

Toyota did not release pricing information on the new model, but noted that the Corolla Hatchback Special Edition will be available through area dealers in late summer.


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