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22 Feb 2001

All Corolla models are powered by a 1.8-litre four-cylinder engine that produces 85kW at 5800rpm and 154Nm at 4800rpm Transmission choices are a five-speed manual or optional four- speed auto Stopping power comes from four-wheel disc brakes, ventilated at the front. An anti-lock system is standard in the Ultima It rides on 5.5JJx14-inch alloy wheels shod with low-profile 185/60HR14 tyres New suspension has improved Corolla's handling and steering response Dual front airbags and front seatbelt pretensioners are standard Power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering has 3.2 turns from lock to lock and a turning circle of 9.6m Corolla's all-new body is stronger than before and is claimed to offer greater passive safety and refinement levels Boot capacity has been increased by three per cent to 417 litres Toyota claims the Corolla can accelerate from standstill to 100km/h in 10.4 seconds and cover the standing 400m in 17.0 seconds A power tilt-and-slide moonroof is available as an option for the first time in the sedan version Unlike the previous Corolla sedan, which was locally built, the latest model is imported from Japan Five Corolla models are now available - three liftbacks and two sedans The sedan models are expected to account for more than 40 per cent of Corolla sales The new Corolla is 45mm longer, 5mm wider and 5mm higher than the previous model Its drag coefficient has been improved from 0.33 to 0.30 which results in better fuel economy and reduced wind noise

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