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Toyota Corolla: Features You Need To Know

Toyota becomes the best selling cars worldwide

Toyota was introduced in 1966 and was manufactured in the line of subcompact and compact cars. By 1974, it was heralded as the best selling car worldwide. BY 1997, it surpassed the Volkswagen Beetle as the best selling nameplate in the world.

A recorded 40 million Corolla’s have been sold worldwide across 11 generations till July 2013.

The name Corolla - Steeped in tradition

Toyota has traditionally used names derived from the Toyota Crown for sedans. The name ‘Corolla’ has also been derived from there taking into account the tradition it upholds. In Japan it is an exclusive car found across the Toyota Corolla store locations. It also had a twin in Japan called the Toyota Sprinter till the year 2000.

The specifics of the car

Toyota Corolla is a front wheel drive car. The earlier models had mostly rear wheel drive which they did away with later. The Nissan Sunny introduced in the same year as Corolla and the Honda Civic are its nearest competitors. The Toyota chassis and engine codes describe the Toyota chassis designation code as “E”.

7.4 millions Toyota’s were called back on October 10, 2012 including the Vitz and Yaris. These included 2.47 million cars from the US, 1.4 million from China and 1.39 million from Europe. The reason was to check a reported problem in malfunctioning power windows.

Photo Gallery of Toyota Corolla

Technical Characteristics of Toyota Corolla

Technical Characteristics of 2011 Toyota Corolla Altis Diesel produced by Toyota (JP).

Body Type Saloon (sedan) 4 doors / 5 seats
Weight 1230 Kg
Length 4540 mm
Height 1480 mm
Wheelbase 2600 mm
Front Track 1530 mm
Rear Track 1535 mm
Ground Clearance 175 mm
Fuel Capacity 50 liters
Engine location front
Engine alignment transverse
Drive Wheels Front wheel drive
Steering rack & pinion PAS
Fuel Supply System common rail direct diesel injection
Max Power 88HP (65 kW) @ 3800 rpm
Max Torque 205Nm @ 1800 rpm
CO2 Emissions n/a
Engine Coolant water
Displacement 1364 cc
Bore 73 mm
Stroke 82 mm
Cam Design DOHC - Double Overhead Camshaft (per bank)
Cylinders 4 INLINE
Valves per cylinder 4
Total Valves 16
Compression Ratio n/a
Aspiration Turbo D.
Front Brakes VeDi
Rear Brakes Di-S-ABS
Standard Wheels n/a
Standard Tyres 195/65 R 15 / 195/65 R 15
Suspension Front n/a
Suspension Rear n/a
Transmission 6 speed manual
Number of gears 6
Acceleration 0-100 Km/h n/a
Acceleration 80-120 Km/h n/a
Top Speed n/a
City n/a
Road n/a
Mixt n/a

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