Silver and Medium silver were offered in this generation of Corolla,
The discontinued colors were normal Silver and Shimmering Green. Medium silver was always there, The color it self is wonderful, what i meant was, Just like strong blue and Gunmettalic look more grace full on the facelift, the Wine looked better on prefacelift.
Yes the wine red color wasnt avalible in the pre-facelift the car and pic above was probably a sample car.
Still waiting to see the new blue color, I doubt they would discontinue the strong blue shade as its a very gracefull shade, as im expecting the electric blue color to be new, Which to me looks gud only in overcast weather.