Toyota Corolla 2001

Toyota Corolla 2001: Toyota tries to make its front-drive Corolla extra appealing to young buyers by offering it a new look as well as a stylish S version. The subcompact Corolla sedan obtained a very early jump on the design year when sales of '01 models started in May 2000.

The S design fits between the base CE and the high end LE. Last year's cheapest design, the VE, is gone.

Chevrolet offers a clone of the Corolla as the Prizm, which has various styling however uses the same front-drive system as well as mechanical parts. Both are developed at a plant both business cooperate California. Some Corollas offered in the United States also are built in Ontario, Canada.

Toyota's current plans call for the Corolla to be revamped for the 2003 design year, when it is anticipated to get more youthful styling.


Toyota Corolla 2001


Exterior

This year's face-lift includes a new front fascia, multireflector halogen headlamps, a lower front bumper and chrome trim, as well as new taillights. The new S version includes color-keyed side moldings, grille as well as rear mudguards.

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

Inside

The Corolla's common equipment is skimpy compared to some opponents. Cooling and also power windows, locks as well as mirrors are optional also on the top-of-the-line LE, which is the only design that comes with a conventional cassette player.

All versions seat five. The S and also LE include a remote trunk launch and also a 60/40 split back seat that broadens the trunk's freight ability to 12.1 cubic feet.

Under the Hood

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

Safety

Side-impact airbags are optional on all three versions, and anti-skid brakes are optional on the S and LE. Toyota claims the bumpers can endure a 5-mph collision without damage-- a case some larger autos and even some trucks cannot make.

Driving Perceptions

The Corolla is one of the blue-chip models in the small-car sector, using a remarkable mix of economy, improvement, integrity and longevity that is hard to beat. The engine supplies stylish acceleration, the ride is smooth, and also the Corolla is quieter than a number of bigger sedans.

Conservative designing as well as a dull image, nevertheless, have steered young buyers away from the Corolla to automobiles such as the Honda Civic, Volkswagen Jetta as well as Ford Focus. Image aside, this is still among the best subcompacts on the marketplace.