Moreover introducing the brand new Toyota Corolla GR Sport at this time, UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT) additionally up to date the present 1.8E and 1.8G variants of the C-segment sedan in Malaysia. The previous now retails at RM139,800 on-the-road with out insurance coverage, whereas the 1.8G sells for RM147,800.
These figures symbolize a rise from the final time the Corolla bought a value revision again in January this 12 months, with the 1.8E going up by RM4,912, and the 1.8G by RM1,912. A five-year, unlimited-mileage guarantee is included with every buy.
On the outside, the Corolla now comes with a revised decrease consumption that includes a distinctive mesh with polyhedral dots. This replaces the pre-update look that was made up of a collection of horizontal slats, and the fabric is Toyota Tremendous Olefin Polymer (TSOP), which can also be used for the bumper and fog lamp moulding.
Different adjustments embody new wheel designs, with the 1.8E sporting 16-inch twin-spoke models (with 205/55 profile tyres), whereas the 1.8G will get 17-inch models (with 225/45 profile tyres) with a multi-axis spoke configuration. There’s additionally a brand new color possibility known as Steel Stream ME, which is joined by Celestite Grey Metallic, Crimson Mica Metallic, Platinum White Pearl MC and Perspective Black.
Inside, the entrance seats have a revised design for higher consolation, and there’s now a USB-C port within the centre console field. A extra vital change is the 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster that’s normal on the 1.8G and GR Sport variants. This replaces the earlier 7-inch show and comes with 4 themes (Informal, Sensible, Powerful and Sporty) and three layouts for drivers to select from.
UMWT additionally factors out the keyless entry system has been added to the entrance passenger, and the Qi wi-fi charging pad that’s normal on the 1.8G now has a clip to stop the smartphone from shifting round.
As for remainder of gadgets within the equipment checklist, they’re carried over from earlier than, with the 1.8E coming normal with computerized halogen headlamps, LED taillights, a reverse digital camera, entrance and rear parking sensors and fog lamps, keyless entry and begin, a 4.2-inch multi-info instrument cluster show, single-zone computerized local weather management with rear vents, a 6.8-inch touchscreen head unit, six audio system, black cloth upholstery and an eight-way powered driver’s seat.
The 1.8G provides LED projecter headlamps, dual-zone local weather management, black leather-based upholstery, an digital parking brake (with auto maintain), paddle shifters, rear aspect window sunshades, a 3D panoramic view monitor, Automobile Telematics System (VTS) and digital video recorders (entrance and rear).
The Toyota Security Sense suite is unique to the 1.8G and GR Sport and contains Pre-Collision System (PCS), Lane Departure Alert (LDA) with Steering Help & Lane Tracing Help (LTA), Dynamic Radar Cruise Management (DRCC), (Computerized Excessive Beam (AHB) and Blind Spot Monitor (BSM). It must be famous a few of the 1.8G’s equipment is on the market as a price possibility for the 1.8E, together with the 3D PVM (RM2,700), VTS (RM2,000) in addition to entrance and rear DVRs (RM1,180).
The engine stays the 2ZR-FE 1.8 litre naturally-aspirated inline-four engine that makes 139 PS (138 hp or 103 kW) at 6,400 rpm and 172 Nm of torque, mated to a Shiftmatic CVT with seven digital speeds driving the entrance wheels.
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