IT’S now easier than ever to buy one of the more highly appointed models in the new Corolla range, according to sales manager at Wonthaggi Toyota, Sarah Ventura.
That’s because Toyota has condensed the range of models on offer, to simplify the choice, and they’ve included all the most wanted features in each of them from Ascent to SX and ZR.
“They’ve really packed the features in and the price hasn’t gone up, so the new Corolla represents excellent value.
“Plus it’s a really great car to drive. It’s comfortable, it has all the safety features you could want and it’s the perfect size.
“They’ve also come up with some terrific new colours, including Moonlight and Blue Mist, which are something a bit different and of course, they also have the popular white and silver.
“We’ve got a new ZR down here now on the showroom floor and we’d love to take you for a test drive.”
Toyota’s new Corolla sedan is designed to appeal to the heart as well as the head with advances in design, roominess and driver enjoyment.
Designers and engineers have crafted a larger and more elegant exterior with greater on-road presence and an upscale interior that provides more space, comfort and practicality.
The most significant advance is a 100mm increase in the length between the front and rear wheels, providing greater design freedom that results in a more expressive body with dynamic proportions.
“The added length has provide more space for five adults in a really comfortable, functional and attractive interior,” said Sarah.
Driving feel has been enhanced through a lower centre of gravity, lighter yet more rigid body structure and by pushing the wheels closer to the corners of the car.
“It’s just a great car to drive.”
Improved suspension calibration, more direct steering response and key powertrain improvements, including a new seven-speed Multi-drive automatic transmission, come together to provide a more engaging driving experience while reducing fuel consumption and emissions.
The new sedan range starts at $20,740 (plus on roads) for the Ascent – a reduction of $250 despite the advances of the new-generation model and additional features valued at around $2,000. Corolla hatch remains priced from $19,990.
For the first time, Ascent sedan has cruise control, a reversing camera and sonars, multi-information display in the speedometer, and microphone and amplifier for hands-free mobile telephone connection. It can be distinguished from the outside by 15-inch steel wheels and halogen headlamps.
Corolla is designed and built to achieve the maximum five-star safety rating with seven airbags, whiplash injury-lessening front seats, stability and traction control and anti-skid brakes.
Corolla sedan is also covered by capped-price servicing, Toyota Service Advantage, at a maximum of $130 per service. But that’s not even half of the story. Check Toyota Corolla out at Wonthaggi Toyota today, you’ll not be disappointed.