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|aka||Auris, Axio, Altis|
|Production||1968 - Present|
|Body Style||4-door Sedan|
|Weight||2,530 - 2,615 lbs|
|Transmission|| 5-speed Manual, FWD, 4WD |
4-speed Automatic, FWD
|Engine|| 1.5 liter DOHC VVT-i |
1.6 liter DOHC VVT-i
1.8 liter DOHC Dual-VVT-i inline-4, 16 valves
2.4 liter DOHC inline-4 (US)
1.4 liter TDI diesel
|Power|| 1.8L 132 hp @ 6000 rpm |
128 lb-ft of torque @ 4400 rpm
2.4L 158 hp @ 6000 rpm
168 lb-ft of torque @ 4000 rpm
|Similar|| Ford Focus |
|Designer||Designer (lead designer if it was a team effort)|
The Toyota Corolla is a compact car produced by Toyota of Japan, known worldwide for its reliability, conventional engineering, and low fuel consumption. In 1997, the Corolla became the best selling nameplate in the world. Toyota has sold over 35 million Corollas since its launch in 1966, making it the best selling car of all time. Within Toyota's current inventory line-up of American cars, only the Land Cruiser is an older name than the Corolla.
See WikiCars' comprehensive Toyota Corolla Review.
- For 2011, the US-market Corolla follows suit of its Euro sister and gets a facelift. 
2011 Corolla S
- For 2011, the European-market Toyota Corolla receives a subtle facelift entailing a new front fascia with a redesigned bumper, upper and lower grille, as well as restyled headlamps, new power retractable door mirrors with integrated turn indicators, new alloy wheels, new rear license plate garnish, tail lamps and rear bumper. Inside, the steering wheel is revised with a thicker rim and a flattened bottom. Also, the instrument panel, door handle trim, centre console and door switch surrounds are now finished in silver coating to enhance the car's perceived quality. The seats are now upholstered with new fabric selections including Alcantara. Underneath, the Corolla 2010 adds 1.33-liter Dual VVT-i and 1.6-liter Valvematic petrol engines and 1.4-liter and 2.0-liter D-4D diesel units.
- The Corolla was refreshed for the 2009 model year. The front and rear fascias get sharper, more contemporary styling along with other modifications.
- Australsian bound Corollas get Electronic Stability Control as standard equipment except for the base model Ascent but is available as an extra cost option.
- In 2009, Toyota Australia released a limited edition Corolla Edge. It gets 16 inch alloy wheels, side skirts and rear spoiler, front fog lamps, 6 disc CD audio with Bluetooth and MP3/USB connectivity, rear mudguards and unique 'Edge' floormats and badging. 
Toyota Corolla in India
New Toyota Corolla Altis is one of the biggest car brand been launched by Japanese car maker Toyota Motors. This car would be pruduced in India at its Indian plant Toyota Kirloskar Motor. The most amazing about the car is its amazing style and improved engine versions with advanced technologies like engine transmission, which gear up the vehicle for better fuel efficiency. In the Indian auto market, Toyota Corolla is giving tough competition Honda Civic, Chevrolet Cruze, Skoda Octavia, Skoda Laura and Volkswagen Jetta.
Engine of the new Toyota Corolla is a 1.8L variable valve timing with intelligence (VVT-i). This very special engine of the car is capable of delivering a power of 140bhp. This VVT-i engine is a 4 cylinder type with 16 valves in built, which is capable of delivering a displacement of 1794cc. Maximum power which can be delivered is 132ps at the rate of 6000 rpm. While on the other hand maximum torque delivered is 17.34 Kg m/4200 rpm. Transmission offered by the car is a four speed automatic with super ECT type. Front suspension are Mac Pherson Strut type while the rear suspension are Torsion beam. Steering is equipped with Electric Power Steering (EPS) technology.
Toyota Corolla Altis is featured with wider and lower front character line, exterior flow line is also very distinctive. Wing mirror of the car is provided with turn indicators, transmission is totally alectronocally controlled, parking sensors are present at the car at the front and the rear side, AC is auto climate controlled, audio system is totally integrated, steering control is tilt and telescopic vision equipped. Other feature include 08 way power front seat. The turning radius of the car is just 5.3 meter.
Styles and Major Options
The 2009 Corolla comes in the following models: Standard, LE, XLE, S, and XRS. Options and packages are as follows:
Standard – Available Options and Packages
- P195/65 R15 tires
- Heavy duty rear window defogger
- XM® satellite capable AM/FM/CD audio with four speakers
- Filtered air-conditioner
- Intermittent windshield wipers
- Two 12-volt power outlets
- Daytime Running Lights
- Folding Power Mirrors
- Power Steering
- Tilt and telescopic steering wheel
- 60/40 split folding rear seats
LE – Available Options and Packages
- in addition to features on Standard Package
- Power Windows with driver-side one-touch-down
- Shift-activated Power Doorlocks
- Color-keyed manual-folding Power Mirrors.
XLE – Available Options and Packages
- in addition to features on LE Package
- P205/55 R16 tires with full wheel covers
- Variable intermittent wipers
- Remote keyless entry
- Optitron gauges
- Center console with sliding armrests
- Wood grain trim
- Driver and passenger rear-seat pockets.
S – Available Options and Packages
- in addition to features on Standard Package
- Standard P205/55R16 tires with full wheel covers
- Color-keyed front and rear underbody spoilers
- Fog lamps
- Front sport seats
- Leather-wrapped steering wheel
- Black headlamp housing
- Chrome exhaust tip
- XM® capable AM/FM/CD audio with six speakers.
XRS – Available Options and Packages
- in addition to features on S Package
- Rear deck spoiler
- P215/45 R17 tires with alloy wheels
- P205/55 R16 tires with 16-inch alloy wheels
- Sport strut tower brace
- VSC (Vehicle Stability Control) with TRAC (Traction Control) and cut-off switch
- XRS scuff plate
- Leather-trimmed shift lever and knob
- Cruise control
- Interior chrome accent.
- JBL audio system with AM/FM/six-disc CD changer with MP3/WMA playback capability, XM® satellite and eight speakers in six locations.
- Navigation system with AM/FM CD with MP3/WMA playback capability.
Today's actual prices by city can be found at CarsDirect.
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As seen on the FuelEconomy.gov website, the City/Highway MPG averages are as follows:
|1.8-liter Dual VVT-i Inline-4||2.4-liter VVT-i Inline-4|
|27/35 mpg||30/30 mpg|
Engine and Transmission
Two engines are available with the Toyota Corolla.
The base engine, standard on all models but the XRS, is a 1.8L 4-cylinder producing 132 hp @ 6,000 rpm and 128 lb-ft @ 4,400 rpm. This engine is mated either to a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission.
The Toyota Corolla XRS comes with a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine producing 158 hp @ 6,000 rpm and 162 @ 4,000 rpm. 5-speed manual or automatic transmissions are available.
This has always been the Corolla's strong suit, even now.
- The 2006 Toyota Corolla was rated "Excellent" in reliability by Consumer Reports and ranked second highest (just shy of the Honda Civic) in reliability in the small car category.
- The 2004 Toyota Corolla won the JD Powers award for "Highest Ranked Compact Car in Initial Quality."
- RECALL ALERT: Toyota issues voluntary recall for 1.13 million 2005-08 Corolla/Matrix models for "improperly manufactured" engine control modules, beats Feds to it
- According to Car Survey.org, the average reliability rating for the current model Corolla is 7.5 points out of 10.
Toyota Corolla comes packed with a range of advanced safety features that help to keep you and your passengers secure from most hazards, though envy isn’t one of them.
Dependable GOA Body – The unique Global Outstanding Assessment (GOA) body was developed to Toyota’s own safety standards, which exceed those of most countries of the world. The crumple zone and high integrity cabin reinforced with energy absorbing materials, help to minimize injury to passenger.
Dual SRS Airbag – The Innova comes with Supplementary Restraint System (SRS) Airbags for driver and passenger. In event of frontal collision, the airbag inflate to cushion the blow to your upper torso and head. Front dual SRS airbags to protect heads & chests of the driver & front passenger.
ELR Seat Belt – All outboard passengers have a 3-point ELR (Emergency Locking Retractor) seatbelts to minimize damage in case of a collision.
Large Disc Brakes – Front and Rear Disc Brakes provides better braking ability with improved disc brakes and also smooth brake pedal operation.
ABS (Anti-Lock Brakes System) – ABS prevents brakes from locking up when slipping and allows for smoother stoppage. EBD (Electronic Brake-Force Distribution) distributes braking power appropriately to each of the four tires, helping to keep car stable when braking.
Rear Window Defogger – It helps to remove the mist on the rear glass.
Theft Deterrent System (Immobilizer) – It compares the ID code of each ignition key and registered into the vehicle when the ignition key is inserted into the key cylinder. If the ID codes do not match, the engine will not start. Once ID code is verified, security warning lamp will turn OFF and enable the engine to start. As per the details available at Toyota Corolla Safety Features
Optional safety features include full-length side curtain airbags and front side-impact airbags. Also optional is the 4-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS) with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD). However, ABS with EBD is standard on the XRS. Stability control is optional on models equipped with an automatic transmission and ABS.
The Toyota Corolla earned five stars for frontal-impact protection and four stars for side-impact protection in NHTSA's crash tests results. IIHS crash test results are also available.IIHS: Toyota Corolla Crash Test Results</ref>
Engine of 2006 Toyota Corolla
- Super White
- Silver Streak Mica
- Phantom Gray Pearl
- Desert Sand Mica
- Impulse Red Pearl
- Cactus Mica
- Indigo Ink Pearl
- Black Sand Pearl
- Pebble Beige
- Dark Charcoal
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Of the cars surveyed by the RACV, the 2003-2006 Toyota Corolla is the cheapest small car to run on a weekly basis.
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Criticisms of the 2006 Toyota Corolla are relatively minor. Cons/objections may include:
- Awkward driver-seat position
- Lack of front legroom can cause poor comfort for larger people
- Bland on-road personality
- Adding options can make the vehicle pretty pricey, leaving other economy sedans on the market more attractive in terms of value for the money
- Combination of lightweight, rear suspension, and aerodynamic qualities makes you feel every passing car at highway speeds.
The tenth generation Corolla receive some complains from owners such as the interior quality which feels cheap and unsolid.Owners are also complaining about the small curve edge armrest which makes the elbow get hurt easily and the seat structure that bent their shoulder on the second row which makes them feel tight.Other complains including the lack of steer feel and and the rough engine noise.
The new generation of the Altis Corolla for the south east Asian market has some complains such as the uncomfortable seat structure at the back , noisy and rough engine , noises coming from outside,cheap quality dashboard,and a cheap sound produced when closing the cargo door.According to carsurvey.org , most owners are not satisfied with the new Altis.
Owners are also complaining of the handling.Some people find it hard to keep the car in the lane.This can be dangerous at high speed.This problem is caused by the slow steering response,the light weight steer,and the wide body. Some also believe that this is caused by the electric power steering.
Ninth Generation (2003 – 2008)
Main article: Toyota E120 series
The ninth Corolla generation (E120 Series) came to the United States in Spring 2002 as a 2003 model. It is also known as the Corolla Altis in Southeast Asia. The 2003 Toyota Corolla had a lengthened wheelbase of 102.4 inches (5 inches longer than the previous model). This is the same length wheelbase as the original 1983 Camry. The car was powered by a 1.8-liter DOHC, 16-valve engine rated at 130-hp. For the 2005 model year, a sporty XRS model was introduced. It was powered by a high-revving 172-hp 2ZZ-GE engine and 6-Speed manual from the Toyota Celica GT-S and Lotus Elise.
In 2005, the 30 millionth Corolla rolled out from the factory to the showroom.
Eighth Generation (1998-2002)
Main article: Toyota E110 series
The eighth generation Corolla (E110 Series) received a head-to-toe makeover, including a new engine and safety features. All North American Corollas were now being built in California (by NUMMI) or Canada (by TMMC). A new all-aluminum engine powered all Corollas and made this generation lighter than its predecessor. In the US market only sedans were offered. Grades were VE, CE, and LE. The Touring Package with side skirts, a whiteface instrument cluster, and aluminum wheels are reserved for CE and LE. VVT-i variable valve timing was added to the engine for 2000. For 2001 model year, the VE was deleted, the CE became the base model and the sporty S was added as the replacement of the Touring Package.
Seventh Generation (1993–1997)
Main article:Toyota E100 series
In June 1991, the seventh generation Corolla (E100 Series) was introduced for the 1993 model year. It was larger, heavier, and more expensive, with development chief Dr Akihiko Saito wanting to develop a 'mini-Lexus', after success with that range's flagship. It had a rounded body shell and featured driver airbag SRS. With its 97 in (2465 mm) wheelbase, the Corolla had moved into the compact size class once occupied by the Toyota Corona and Camry. The coupe was dropped for North America, replaced by the Paseo.
The LE was discontinued for 1996, and the base is also offered with CE Package. Sport Corollas were no longer imported during and after this generation as well as 4WD versions.
In 1997, the 20 millionth Corolla rolled out from the factory to the showroom.
Sixth Generation (1988–1992)
Main article: Toyota E90 series
The sixth generation front-wheel-drive Corolla (E90 Series) was introduced in 1987. The all wheel drive Sprinter Carib wagon used a solid axle rear suspension with coil springs, while the rest used struts all around. It was sold from 1988 to 1994 and had different bodywork to other Corollas. It was called the All-Trac in the US and sold with the Tercel or Corolla name in some countries. The Corolla All-Trac Sedan was sold in very small numbers.
The North American models feature longer bumpers and small red indicator lights on the quarter panels. Minor changes for 1991 model years were Toyota (T) ellipse emblem on the grille, all-red tail lights, door-mounted and manual lap front seat belts, and new wheelcovers for DX.
1988 marked the 10th anniversary of the Corolla in the US and a major milestone: the sale of the 10 millionth unit. American production of the sedan took place at NUMMI and Cambridge, Ontario.
SR-5 and GT-S models (AE92 body) now came in the FWD platform. Both models still featured a more sporty design with flip-up headlights and is arguably the better looking Corolla design when compared to the older AE86 rear wheel model. The GT-S came with a slightly upgraded "red/top" 4A-GE twin can engine during years 1988 & 1989 wich featured a 5 rib block design for greater durability. In 1990 & 1991 the GT-S received the rare "silver top" 4A-GE witch removed the TVIS system and introduced a higher 10:1 compression allowing this engine to put out 140hp compared to the older "blue-top's" 116hp in american models. In years 1990 & 1991 the SR-5's 4A-F got upgraded with feul injection making it a 4A-FE. 1991 was the last year the SR-5 and GT-S were sold in the US.
Fifth Generation (1984–1987)
Main article: Toyota E80 series
The fifth generation (E80 Series) is generally regarded as the most popular Corolla when measured against its contemporaries, and some 3.3 million units were produced. This model, from 1984, moved the Corolla into front wheel drive, except for the SR-5 and GT-S which continued on the older rear wheel drive platform, along with the three-door "liftback" (E72), three-door van (E70) and five-door wagon (E70) of the previous generation, that were still being produced.
A hot DOHC 16-valve engine, designated "blue/black top" 4A-GE, was added in 1983 on the rear-drive cars. It was a 1.6 L (1587 cc) I4 and produced an impressive 124 hp, turning the Sprinter Trueno (Japan), Corolla GT Coupe (Europe) and Corolla GT-S into a popular sports car. This engine was also combined with the front-drive transaxle to power the mid-engined Toyota MR2.
The two-door coupes and three-door liftback forms were notable for the line's first use of pop-up headlamps, which the equivalent Corolla Levin sports models did not have. These SR-5 and GT-S models have been immortalized in the anime series Initial D, and have been also featured in the computer and video games: Need for Speed; Underground 2; Gran Turismo 3 & 4; and Auto Modelista.
Also in 1987, the first US-assembled Corolla rolled off the assembly line in Fremont, California.
Fourth Generation (1980–1983)
Main article: Toyota E70 series
The fourth-generation model (E70 Series) was released in 1979. It was boxy and was the last generation to have the enitire lineup in rear wheel drive. The fourth generation was the last series with a 2-door sedan and 3-door wagon. Although most of the fourth generation was replaced by 1984, the station wagon and van versions were offered into 1987.
Third Generation (1975–1979)
- Main article: Toyota E30, E40, E50 series
The third-generation Toyota Corolla (E30, E40 & E50 Series), built from 1974-81 (worldwide versions), marked Toyota's greatest growth in the United States. Road & Track was critical of the 1975 Corolla, however, calling it "large and heavy" and "expensive" compared to the Honda Civic and Datsun B210. They also criticized the "relatively crude rear suspension" and lack of interior space and poor fuel economy when compared to the VW Rabbit. The base model cost US $2,711 in 1975, but one needed to step up to the $2,989 "deluxe" to get features comparable to the contemporary pack. However emissions became a problem further into the 1970s and the 4K engine became popular because of its low fuel consumption.
Second Generation (1971–1974)
Main article: Toyota E20 series
The second-generation (E20 Series) appeared in 1970 for the 1971 model year and had "coke-bottle" styling. It had a longer wheelbase than the previous generation. The front suspension design was improved greatly, using a swaybar, however the rear remained relatively the same. A 5-door wagon was added. Grades for sedan were Standard, Deluxe, and Hi-Deluxe. The coupe was offered in Deluxe, SL, SR, SR-5, and Levin GT. The TE-27 Levin GT is featured in Auto Modellista, a racing video game by Capcom.
Main article: Toyota E10 series
The first Toyota Corolla was launched in Japan in October 1966, and exports to the United States began in 1968 at about $1,700USD. First generation models included a 2-door sedan, 2-door coupe (aka Corolla Sprinter), 4-door sedan, and 3-door wagon. In 1970, the Toyota Corolla became the number 2 best selling import in the US.
Using the Corolla Chassis
A slightly upmarket version is called the Toyota Sprinter, sold in the Japanese home market. It was replaced in 2001 by the Toyota Allex. There have also been several models over the years, including the Toyota Corolla Ceres (and similar Sprinter Marino) hardtop, Corolla Levin and Sprinter Trueno sports coupes and hatchbacks, and the Corolla FX hatchback (now Corolla Runx).
Over the years, there have been rebadged versions of the Corolla, including the 1980s’ Holden Nova of Australia, and the Sprinter-based Chevrolet Nova, Geo Prizm then Chevrolet Prizm of the United States. In Australia, the Corolla liftback (TE72) was at one point badged the T-18. The five-door liftback was sold with the Corolla Seca name in Australia and the nameplate survived on successive five-door models.
The Daihatsu Charmant was produced with the E30 through E70 series.
The Geo/Chevrolet Prism was produced with the E80 through E110 series.
The Holden Nova was produced with the E90 and E100 series chassis.
Using the Corolla Name
The Toyota Tercel was a front wheel drive spinoff of the rear wheel drive Corolla introduced in 1980, called the "Corolla Tercel" which later became its own model in 1983.
The Corolla is sold in over 140 countries. Corollas are currently manufactured in Japan, the United States (Fremont, California), the United Kingdom, Canada (Cambridge, Ontario), China (Tianjin), India, South Africa, Brazil, Turkey, Thailand, Venezuela and Pakistan.
Each generation of Corollas was released one to two years prior in Japan. For instance, the first generation Corolla was released in Japan in 1966 but not introduced in the US until 1968. The current ninth generation Corolla was released in Japan in 2000 but not introduced in the US until 2002. Since 1969, the Corolla has been the best selling car in Japan every year, with the exception of 2001 and 2002.
Corolla models vary slightly by name and available features across the world. In Asia (excluding Hong Kong, Japan & India), the Toyota Corolla is branded as the Toyota Corolla Altis and is similar to the US-spec Corolla. Two versions of engine are available, the 108 bhp 1.6 and the 134 bhp 1.8. The Altis range of the Corolla is manufactured in Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Taiwan and Thailand. The Corolla Sedan and Wagon (Japanese models), and 5 door Hatchback (Seca) are sold in Australia. Trim levels are Ascent, Conquest, and Ultima. The hatchback is also offered as sporty Levin and high performance Sportivo.
- 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004 - Corolla wins Best Compact Car in North America in J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Study
- 2003 - Corolla, along with the Toyota Prius electric-gas hybrid, wins the Automotive Market Environmental Superiority (AMES) award in the subcompact car category.
- 2003 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study 2nd winner (Compact)
- 1991 Australian Quality Award
News & References
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- 2011 Toyota Corolla Facelift: First Official Photos, will Debut at LA Show
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