Toyota has surprised the world lately with its new Corolla; the car has passed through generations from 1960’s. The latest model is the eleventh generation piece. The car launched in India in May 2014, and within a month itself the company sold 548 pieces contributing a 6% growth. In June the company sold 922 Corolla Altis models.
Corolla has formed a strong bond with America for years, and is among the top sellers. As soon as Toyota’s main unit in Japan announced of its plan to unveil the new Corolla, the American subsidiary was attentive. The 2014 Corolla is a greater stunner of the past at a glance contributed by the innovative Furia concept showed in grand style at 2013 Detroit Auto show. The crowd was just too overwhelmed and the factors that caught the eye are its angular frame and high-tech nature. It looks dynamic from the outside and has many more equipments inside.
The car market at present is highly competitive because of the many launches to drift past the current challenging economy. The new Corolla is a threat to other strong contenders such as Chevrolet Cruze, Ford Focus, Hyundai Elantra and Honda Civic. One of the variants introduced in America is LE Eco Plus trimline sold at an initial rate of $20,605 which includes Driver Convenient and Moonroof optional package an addition of $2,360 which totals to $22,570.
The specialty of 2014 Corolla lies in a more modern design compared to the current piece. Toyota did not decorate the car to the brim with lines and creases, but ensured that the vehicle is a more elegant version of the past in a pure form. The headlights occupy most of the front area, the front portion moves up to small upper grille. Here there is an inventive blend of colours, the professional black filler spills against the shiny dark metallic green paint. The rear section is differently styled; it does not have the huge carbon stuffed on a segment of low fascia. It also does not have super illuminating LED lights, the sight of the rear is better than the earlier car.
The new Toyota Corolla is not filled with too many style elements, but looks spectacular nevertheless. If the exterior is a majestic leap from the past, let’s go over the layout of the interiors. The Eco LE variant is a upper mid level car, and is hence not too heavenly and does not top notch leather seats, high-tech touchscreen and world class gauges. There is a touchsreen which is smaller, but attractive. It is well engineered, customers can easily access navigation software, hands free phone devise and sound equipment. On the gauge cluster is a small information screen that provides useful information of fuel economy and trip meter along with fuel gauge, speedometer and analog tachometer.
Corolla Eco Plus LE variant has comfortable seats covered with dual texture two coloured material. The light nature of upholstery merges well with vibrant dashboard layout. The cabin room is vastly spacious with sufficient room in back, front and driver’s compartment. The roof and seats are well positioned comfortable for a six foot person.
The drive encounter in 1.8 litre engine is smooth, it pumps out 126 lb ft torque and 140 horsepower engineered with the advanced (CVT) Continuously Variable Transmission technology.
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