Toyota Corolla 2001

Toyota Corolla 2001: Toyota attempts to make its front-drive Corolla much more appealing to young buyers by giving it a face-lift as well as a stylish S version. The subcompact Corolla sedan got an early get on the design year when sales of '01 models began in May 2000.

The S version fits in between the base CE as well as 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 different designing but makes use of the exact same front-drive platform as well as mechanical elements. Both are built at a plant both business share in California. Some Corollas offered in the United States likewise are constructed in Ontario, Canada.

Toyota's current plans ask for the Corolla to be revamped for the 2003 model year, when it is expected to get more youthful designing.


Toyota Corolla 2001


Outside

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

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

Inside

The Corolla's common devices is revealing compared with some competitors. A/c and power windows, locks and mirrors are optional also on the state-of-the-art LE, which is the only design that includes a basic cassette player.

All designs seat 5. The S as well as LE include a remote trunk launch as well as a 60/40 split rear seat that expands the trunk's freight capability to 12.1 cubic feet.

Under the Hood

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

Safety and security

Side-impact air bags are optional on all three designs, as well as anti-skid brakes are optional on the S and LE. Toyota claims the bumpers can hold up against a 5-mph crash without damages-- an insurance claim some larger autos or even some vehicles can not make.

Driving Impressions

The Corolla is among the leading models in the small-car section, providing an impressive mix of economy, refinement, integrity and also sturdiness that is tough to beat. The engine provides snappy velocity, the ride is smooth, as well as the Corolla is quieter than several bigger sedans.

Conventional designing as well as a boring image, nonetheless, have actually steered young purchasers far from the Corolla to cars and trucks such as the Honda Civic, Volkswagen Jetta and also Ford Emphasis. Image aside, this is still among the best subcompacts on the marketplace.

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