Toyota Corolla VIII

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Toyota Corolla sedan VIII

Toyota Corolla

I t is generally that new cars should be than their predecessors, why not remain unchanged? The current Corolla is on the contrary. Visually, it a lot more conservative than its which was the most elegant-looking in this segment a few years For the new Corolla, I can still remember my impressive about it in 1995: I even believe my eyes, it more like an older car its predecessor! Well, conservative is not (it depends on your taste and but this car looks cheap and to be made with degraded something every other had successfully avoided during reduction. It hurt the Corolla’s healthy image very


Luckily, drive it, one can found is still some improvement a little bit quieter, engine is torquer at low rev, plus minor changes in the cabin. 2000, VVT-i technology has added to further improve and torque. Now the 1.4-litre four is for 97 hp, 1.6-litre is 110 hp while the US-only 1.8 125 hp, all are well above class if not Honda-chasing. In additional to the lightweight, is one of the fastest cars in the C segment.

European Corolla

Lively aside, Toyota has been improving the chassis of Corolla. with the ’95 model, Corolla (especially the European handles better, thanks to the of chassis. Although steering is too light and lack of feel, it the body precisely. The setting of the all suspensions is bias towards but without introducing too much roll. As a result, the Corolla is and comfortable enough to please drivers while without men down. Of course, for real fun, Corolla is still not a choice.

Today, the biggest disadvantage of is perhaps cabin space for passengers. Basically, its wheelbase is short compare with — 150 mm shorter than Focus and Honda Civic so that rear legroom is limited. Not only this is the cabin in class, it is also the There’s no much style in the — grey dash, seats, cheap-looking plastics.

Then, why are there so many buy the Corolla? what made it the no. 1 seller in history, with 23 people purchased 8 generations of From the beginning, the Corolla’s selling points have reliability, economical and good service. This one remains in this respect.

This Corolla was developed the economic recession in Japan years ago. Its major was to reduce production cost as as development cost, so the basic and mechanical parts are carried with little modifications and most modifications are made for the of cost reduction. It seems the company is too sensitive to the recession. It profit but lost two precious — image and competitiveness in market. Now the recession has gone, hope its successor to be radical.

The above report was last on 22 Apr 2000. All Rights Reserved.

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