The Sport gets 16-inch 'Blade' alloy wheels, instead of the usual 15-inch steel items on the Ascent, along with lower profile 205/55R16 tyres. To match the more stylish wheels the Sport model also comes with a subtle bodykit with colour-coded skirt extensions and a front and rear spoiler.
Inside, the Corolla Ascent Sport comes with a new Bluetooth audio streaming and handsfree compatible stereo system including a USB and 3.5mm auxiliary port. The new stereo can also be controlled via buttons on a new luxury steering wheel.
Other handy features above the normal Ascent model include cruise control, fog lights and a luxury gear knob, as well as the already standard features such as stability control and traction control.
The model is available in both sedan and hatch layout with either the six-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission. It's also available in eight colours: Glacier White, Graphite, Ink, Shimmer, Silver Pear, Tidal Blue, Tungsten and Wildlife.
2011 Toyota Corolla Ascent Sport manufacturer's list prices (excluding government and dealer charges):
- Six-speed manual sedan/hatch - $22,490
- Four-speed automatic sedan/hatch - $24,490