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Toyota Corolla turns 50, gifts itself two new editions (pictures)

The ​world's all-time best-selling car celebrates its 50th anniversary at the 2016 New York auto show, debuting new updates and a black cherry special edition.

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Antuan Goodwin
Antuan Goodwin gained his automotive knowledge the old fashioned way, by turning wrenches in a driveway and picking up speeding tickets. From drivetrain tech and electrification to car audio installs and cabin tech, if it's on wheels, Antuan is knowledgeable.
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2017 Toyota Corolla XSE, 50AE
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2017 Toyota Corolla 50th Anniversary Edition

Toyota's plucky little Corolla turns 50 this year and the automaker is celebrating with a new look, new features and a 50th Anniversary Special Edition.

2017 Toyota Corolla XSE, 50AE
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2017 Toyota Corolla 50th Anniversary Edition

The 50th Edition is finished in a unique black cherry color and rolls on 17-inch alloy wheels with dark gray inserts and machined faces. "Complex-LED headlamps" add a bit of jewelry to the front end.

2017 Toyota Corolla XSE, 50AE
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2017 Toyota Corolla 50th Anniversary Edition

All 2017 Corolla models, including this one, will now feature a standard rear camera.

2017 Toyota Corolla XSE, 50AE
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2017 Toyota Corolla 50th Anniversary Edition

50th Anniversary badging inside and out help to mark this edition as a special one. The black cherry color scheme continues into the cabin stitching, accents and more.

2017 Toyota Corolla XSE, 50AE
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2017 Toyota Corolla XSE

The Corolla also gains a new, sporty XSE trim level near the top of its lineup. Across the line, the sedan's front bumper design has been changed dramatically.

2017 Toyota Corolla XSE, 50AE
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2017 Toyota Corolla XSE

The 2017 Corolla will also debut Toyota's Safety Sense-P technology options.

2017 Toyota Corolla XSE, 50AE
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2017 Toyota Corolla XSE

This suite of driver aid functions includes a forward pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, lane departure alert with steering assist and automatic high beams.

2017 Toyota Corolla XSE, 50AE
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2017 Toyota Corolla XSE

LED headlamps are standard across the line, but the upper SE, XSE and XLE models also feature the same "complex LED" headlamps of the 50th anniversary model.

2017 Toyota Corolla XSE, 50AE
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2017 Toyota Corolla XSE

It's not yet clear if this XSE features a more aggressive fascia than the average Corolla, but the visage is certainly shared with the 50th anniversary model.

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2017 Toyota Corolla XSE

Inside, the Entune infotainment system gets a bump. The top-trim model grows to a 7-inch screen.

2017 Toyota Corolla XSE, 50AE
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2017 Toyota Corolla XSE

Entune is standard, but GPS navigation is not. There are also two levels of navigation: Scout GPS App Link or onboard Entune navigaion.

2017 Toyota Corolla XSE, 50AE
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2017 Toyota Corolla XSE

Aside from the Entune upgrade and the new driver aid features, any changes to the Corolla's interior are subtle.

2017 Toyota Corolla XSE, 50AE
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2017 Toyota Corolla XSE

The refresh helps to keep the Toyota Corolla current with the competition -- not that world's all-time best-selling car needs much help.

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2017 Toyota Corolla 50th Anniversary Edition

Be sure to check out the rest of our coverage of the 2016 New York International Auto Show.

2017 Toyota Corolla XSE, 50AE
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2017 Toyota Corolla 50th Anniversary Edition

Be sure to check out the rest of our coverage of the 2016 New York International Auto Show.

2017 Toyota Corolla XSE, 50AE
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2017 Toyota Corolla 50th Anniversary Edition

Be sure to check out the rest of our coverage of the 2016 New York International Auto Show.

2017 Toyota Corolla XSE, 50AE
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2017 Toyota Corolla 50th Anniversary Edition

Be sure to check out the rest of our coverage of the 2016 New York International Auto Show.

2017 Toyota Corolla XSE, 50AE
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2017 Toyota Corolla XSE

Be sure to check out the rest of our coverage of the 2016 New York International Auto Show.

2017 Toyota Corolla XSE, 50AE
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2017 Toyota Corolla XSE

Be sure to check out the rest of our coverage of the 2016 New York International Auto Show.

2017 Toyota Corolla XSE, 50AE
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2017 Toyota Corolla 50th Anniversary Edition

Be sure to check out the rest of our coverage of the 2016 New York International Auto Show.

2017 Toyota Corolla XSE, 50AE
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2017 Toyota Corolla XSE

Be sure to check out the rest of our coverage of the 2016 New York International Auto Show.

2017 Toyota Corolla XSE, 50AE
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2017 Toyota Corolla 50th Anniversary Edition

Be sure to check out the rest of our coverage of the 2016 New York International Auto Show.

2017 Toyota Corolla XSE, 50AE
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2017 Toyota Corolla 50th Anniversary Edition

Be sure to check out the rest of our coverage of the 2016 New York International Auto Show.

2017 Toyota Corolla XSE, 50AE
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2017 Toyota Corolla XSE

Be sure to check out the rest of our coverage of the 2016 New York International Auto Show.

2017 Toyota Corolla XSE, 50AE
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2017 Toyota Corolla XSE

Be sure to check out the rest of our coverage of the 2016 New York International Auto Show.

2017 Toyota Corolla XSE, 50AE
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2017 Toyota Corolla XSE

Be sure to check out the rest of our coverage of the 2016 New York International Auto Show.

2017 Toyota Corolla XSE, 50AE
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2017 Toyota Corolla 50th Anniversary Edition

Be sure to check out the rest of our coverage of the 2016 New York International Auto Show.

2017 Toyota Corolla XSE, 50AE
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2016 Toyota Corolla

Be sure to check out the rest of our coverage of the 2016 New York International Auto Show.

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