Toyota Corolla 2001

Toyota Corolla 2001: Toyota aims to make its front-drive Corolla much more enticing to young buyers by giving it a new look as well as a stylish S version. The subcompact Corolla sedan got a very early jump on the design year when sales of '01 versions began in May 2000.

The S model fits in between the base CE and also the upscale LE. Last year's most inexpensive version, the VE, is gone.

Chevrolet offers a duplicate of the Corolla as the Prizm, which has various styling but makes use of the same front-drive system and mechanical elements. Both are developed at a plant both business cooperate The golden state. Some Corollas offered in the United States likewise are constructed in Ontario, Canada.

Toyota's present plans call for the Corolla to be revamped for the 2003 version year, when it is expected to get even more vibrant styling.


Toyota Corolla 2001


Outside

This year's face-lift incorporates a new front fascia, multireflector halogen headlamps, a reduced front bumper and chrome trim, and brand-new taillights. The new S design includes color-keyed side moldings, grille and rear mudguards.

The Corolla is 174 inches long-- regarding an inch shorter than the Honda Civic or Ford Focus.

Interior

The Corolla's conventional devices is revealing compared with some rivals. A/c and also power home windows, locks as well as mirrors are optional even on the state-of-the-art LE, which is the only model that features a typical cassette player.

All designs seat 5. The S as well as LE include a remote trunk release as well as a 60/40 split back seat that broadens the trunk's cargo ability to 12.1 cubic feet.

Under the Hood

All models make use of a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine with 125 horsepower. A five-speed manual transmission is typical across the board. A three-speed automated is optional on the CE, and also a four-speed automated is optional on the S and LE.

Security

Side-impact airbags are optional on all three designs, as well as anti-skid brakes are optional on the S and also LE. Toyota says the bumpers can endure a 5-mph crash without damage-- a case some bigger automobiles or even some vehicles can't make.

Driving Impressions

The Corolla is just one of the blue-chip designs in the small-car segment, providing a remarkable blend of economic climate, improvement, integrity as well as resilience that is hard to defeat. The engine supplies snappy velocity, the flight is smooth, as well as the Corolla is quieter compared to a number of bigger cars.

Traditional designing as well as a boring image, nevertheless, have actually steered young customers away from the Corolla to cars such as the Honda Civic, Volkswagen Jetta as well as Ford Emphasis. Image apart, this is still among the best subcompacts on the marketplace.