Car reviews - Toyota - Corolla - Ultima sedan
15 Mar 2001
By BRUCE NEWTON
IF only Toyota allowed just a little bit of flair to creep into its sedan designs. Small four-doors have consistently missed out on the cheeky styling found in their hatchback or liftback stablemates, which quite apart from better looks also offer a taller cargo space and, usually, more load carrying versatility. Which brings us to the latest Corolla sedan, whose makeover includes new front bumper, grille and headlamp and front indicator designs, multi-reflector front fog lamps, body coloured doorhandles, bumpers and mudflaps front and rear, chrome window mouldings, seven-spoke alloy wheels as standard, a 45mm longer body and improved aerodynamics - the sedan's co-efficient of drag is down from 0.33 to 0.30Cd for less wind noise and improved fuel consumption.
Did you know?The first Corolla built in Australia was a 1.1-litre overhead valve coupe, built at the company's Port Melbourne plant in 1968. Before production ended in 1999, Corolla was Australia's longest continuously built small car
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