Car reviews - Toyota - Corolla - Sportivo 5-dr hatch
16 Aug 2001
PERHAPS surprisingly the most powerful Corolla ever sold in Australia lacks traction control, an active safety feature that would seem to make sense. However, it does have anti-lock braking, dual front airbags, pre-tensioners and force limiters on the front seatbelts. There are lap-sash belts all-round as well as headrests for each passenger. The body of this generation Corolla has high-strength steel to increase rigidity, crashworthiness and dent resistance. Body reinforcements were made for increased front and side impact protection, and the B-pillar was also reinforced and pillar width increased to maximise side impact protection. The instrument panel is reinforced by high-strength steel to minimise the intrusion of steering column and pedals into the cabin. Energy absorbing material is incorporated into the doors, while soft upper interior sections on the roof side rails and inner A and B-pillars aim to protect the head.
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Did you know?A high-mounted rear stop light and three child anchorage points are provided
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