Toyota Corolla 2001

Toyota Corolla 2001: Toyota tries to make its front-drive Corolla more attractive to young customers by offering it a face-lift and a sporty S model. The subcompact Corolla car obtained a very early jump on the version year when sales of '01 models started in May 2000.

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

Chevrolet markets a clone of the Corolla as the Prizm, which has different styling however uses the exact same front-drive platform and also mechanical components. Both are constructed at a plant both business share in California. Some Corollas marketed in the United States likewise are integrated in Ontario, Canada.

Toyota's existing strategies ask for the Corolla to be upgraded for the 2003 design year, when it is expected to obtain even more younger designing.


Toyota Corolla 2001


Exterior

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

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

Interior

The Corolla's basic tools is revealing compared with some competitors. Cooling and also power home windows, locks and also mirrors are optional even on the top-of-the-line LE, which is the only version that includes a conventional cassette player.

All versions seat five. The S and also LE have a remote trunk release as well as a 60/40 split rear seat that broadens the trunk's freight ability to 12.1 cubic feet.

Under the Hood

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

Safety and security

Side-impact air bags are optional on all 3 models, and also antilock brakes are optional on the S and LE. Toyota states the bumpers can withstand a 5-mph collision without damages-- a claim some larger automobiles and even some trucks can't make.

Driving Impacts

The Corolla is one of the excellent models in the small-car sector, providing a remarkable mix of economic situation, improvement, integrity as well as resilience that is difficult to defeat. The engine provides snappy velocity, the trip is smooth, as well as the Corolla is quieter than numerous larger cars.

Conservative styling and also a dull photo, however, have actually guided young purchasers far from the Corolla to cars and trucks such as the Honda Civic, Volkswagen Jetta as well as Ford Focus. Photo apart, this is still among the best subcompacts on the marketplace.

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