Car reviews - Toyota - Corolla - Ultima sedan
15 Feb 2001
By BRUCE NEWTON
THE limited edition turbo aside, one thing all Corollas now have in common is the engine - a 1762cc, 16-valve four-cylinder that produces 85kW at 5800rpm and 154Nm at a rather high 4800rpm. Claimed acceleration times include the 0-100km/h sprint in 10.4 seconds and the quarter mile in 17.0. Corolla uses 91 RON unleaded petrol and produces fewer emissions as a result of a new electronic control unit and oxygen sensor. Carbon monoxide emissions are claimed to be down as much as 60 percent. 7A-FE engine features a cast iron engine block and grouped electronic fuel injection, cross-flow alloy head and an electronic spark advance with a knock control system. NVH was improved by adopting a clamp type exhaust pipe.
Did you know?Corolla sedan colours are white, silver, 'Lucifer', red and three shades of blue. Additional colours for Seca liftback are black and gold
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