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Toyota Corolla Altis – A Great Car


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Toyota Corolla is definitely one of the highest selling luxury sedans in the country. After the success of first Toyota Corolla, the company has introduced many generations of Corolla. In every changing generation Toyota has continuously made modifications and advancements in response to customer’s demands and requirements.

Though the old Corolla or the ninth generation Toyota Corolla was running successfully in the market, the company introduced another generation with better features and improved engine technology. The new Corolla, tenth generation Corolla, is launched in the Indian car market with the title of Toyota Corolla Altis, a car that inspires envy.

Here are some of the basic specifications of the new Corolla:

Car Exterior

The new Corolla Altis is beautifully designed with sleek and sophisticated appeal. Smooth curved lines and striking headlamps add to the beauty of the car exterior. It is definitely shorter and slimmer than the Honda Civic but taller by 30 mm. The length, width and height of the new car are 4540mm, 1760mm, and 1450mm respectively.

Engine and Performance:

The new Corolla Altis is propelled by a 1.8L petrol VVTi engine delivering 130bhp of maximum power. There will be no diesel option available but the buyers have an option to choose from manual and automatic transmission. The automatic transmission system is intelligently designed with sequential shift, delivering a smooth and comfortable ride. The company promises a maximum speed of 60 kmph in just a span of 4.76 seconds and about 100 kmph in 11.66 seconds. Overall, the car gives a silky and smooth performance and outstanding driving experience.

Interior Space and Features

The interior of the car is spacious and roomy with elegant and attractive features. The company has used world class upholstery to adorn the car interiors. Some of the other exciting features fitted in the car interior include flawless leather seats, power driven driver seat with lumbar support, drop-down holder for sunglasses, sliding arm rest, electro-chromatic rear view mirror, premium audio system with 6-CD changer, and a new efficient air-conditioner. It is believed that this new air-conditioner cools the cabin in just a span of 11.3 seconds.

Safety Technology

As the new Corolla is an advanced and innovative version of the ninth generation Corolla, it has all the new and upmarket safety features. Priced at Rs 13 lakh, Altis offers a range of high-end safety features like anti-lock brakes with the electronic brake force distribution, global outstanding assessment body structure, dual supplemental restraint system airbags, and whiplash injury lessening concept seats. These safety technologies ensure high-end safety of the car and the passengers.

In short, the new Toyota Corolla Altis is just commendable.

By: Toyota USA Blog

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The Best Cars for your Teens


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Teenage life involves several explorations. This is the time of one’s life where many of life’s crucial discoveries occur. And this is also the start of their wanting to own a car.

With summer season just around the corner, this is probably the best time to give your teens the car they want. But it is understandable for parents like you to have scattered ideas as to what car to buy. As you always remind your children when they were still small, safety is still the top priority in looking for the right car for your teens. Other factors such as price, economy of operation and reliability are just under the SAFETY umbrella.

But your teens, since they have not yet experienced much you did, would prefer styling and performance when looking for one. In this case, it is better to look for a vehicle that offers the characteristics that both you and your teens prefer, without compromising safety.

But you must take note that high-performance cars are often too dangerous for inexperienced young drivers. Plus, these cars consume a lot of gasoline. Performance, therefore, should be the last priority. This is also to ensure practicality.

Teens should have safe vehicles. And it goes with saying that larger vehicles are better; they will burn more fuel, though. Safety experts agree on that. And the larger the vehicle and the bigger the amount of cargo, the more fuel it burns.

Consumer Reports editors identify a list of new and used vehicles as appropriate for young or teen drivers. The 10 bests are the Ford Focus (from 2002 to present, except two-door models), Honda Accord EX four-cylinder (1998 to present), Honda Civic EX, Mazda 3, Mazda Protege ES (1999-2003), Nissan Altima 2.5 S four-cylinder (2003 or later), Subaru Forester 2.5X, Toyota Camry XLE V-6 and LE four-cylinder, Toyota Corolla LE (1999-present) and the Toyota RAV4 (models 2001- present).

Though larger cars imply a huge safety, Consumer Reports did not list trucks, only two SUVs and both are car-based compact crossovers. The magazine also does not recommend anything more than a four-cylinder engine for teen drivers.

Consumer Reports believes that they had a pretty good list in terms of reliability and economy of operation.

Really, the more high-performance the car is, the faster the teen driver will drive it. And the faster it goes, the higher is the risk of accidents.

The magazine understands that because of the size factors in crashes, there are strong arguments for putting teens in mid- or full-size pickups rather than in small cars such as the Focus, Civic and Corolla.

G. Chambers Williams III, a New York Times Editor, said that the more steel the kids have around with them whenever they are on the road, the higher is the possibility of their survival in a crash. Another point he would like to defend is that teens should go for pickups with only a front bench seat or a pair of bucket seats. According to him, the back seats are important for the occupants who might be a major distraction to the teen driver if they opt for the front seats. And if you opt for a vehicle with a pair of bucket or dash seats, your teen will be able to take just one other person along. And that is not fun for some teens.

Chevrolet Silverado Classic and Ford F-150 and other brand-new regular-cab full-size pickups cost about $25,000 or less. This cost is about just the same when you opt for a new small car. The editor also recommends compact-midsize pickups, which are usually less expensive than the full-size models and easier to operate. Most of these are offered with ample fuel-efficient four-cylinder engines. And that is what economy means.

Famous for their long-term reliability and economy of operation, the Toyota Tacoma and Nissan Frontier, Ford Rangers, Chevrolet S10s, GMC Sonomas and the new Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyons are among the options. The Mazda B-series trucks with quality Mazda exhaust gasket also belongs to the choices.

G. Chambers Williams III said writes that when you balance the rollover potential with the overall structural safety of SUVs, these vehicles might also be a good choice for some teens. Vehicles like RAV4, Honda CR-V, Honda Element, Mitsubishi Outlander, Ford Escape/Mercury Mariner/Mazda Tribute, Chevrolet Equinox/Pontiac Torrent/Saturn Vue, Suzuki Grand Vitara, Kia Sportage, Hyundai Santa Fe and Hyundai Tucson are examples of crossovers that you might also want to consider.

He also suggests Nissan Xterra, Nissan Pathfinder and Toyota 4Runner because according to him, these are the best truck-based SUVs. Latest wagon models such as the Toyota Matrix/Pontiac Vibe, Suzuki Forenza, Scion xB and Scion xA are also recommended. He stated that those aforementioned smaller vehicles provide few structural protections but they offer higher economy operation.

All V6 engine using cars are also recommended because they are fun to drive, at the same time economical. Examples of this are the Mustang, Mazda 3 and the Altima – the last two are in the latest Consumer Reports list. The magazine also stated that all Volkswagen models are fun to drive as well as economical on gas.

Those were Consumer Reports’ recommended vehicles. But the last decision is still in your hands. Just choose the right one; the vehicle that will not compromise your teens’ safety. After all, that is what parents always remind their kids: “Take care!”

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The 4 Best Toyota Cars


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Toyota has existed in the automotive industry since the 1930s. These automotive manufacturing giants have gained great popularity throughout the years. The reason behind Toyota’s popularity is the reliability of the automobiles they’ve manufactured.Toyota vehicles are preferred worldwide due to their very low maintenance costs, top class interiors, eye catchy exteriors and the perfect aerodynamics. There are four very popular cars currently produced by Toyota. Let’s review these models and the outstanding features of the ‘4 Best Toyota Cars’.

1. The Spacious Toyota Camry

The Toyota Camry is well known for its riding comfort. The very generous leg room and the spacious design makes the Camry the most ideal car for long trips. Not only is the Toyota Camry spacious but it’s powerful too. Though it is a family Sedan, the Camry’s engine is highly powered. This powerful engine is extremely quiet and you won’t feel any vibration inside the cabin. The Toyota Camry also comes in hybrid options too. The Camry is really an attention grabber. The excellent headlight assembly and the fog lamps make the front end of the car look magnificent. Great riding comfort with a powerful engine and great looks makes Toyota Camry a great value-for-money vehicle.

2. The Compact Hatchback – Toyota Matrix

The Toyota Matrix is a product manufactured by the joint venture of two automotive giants – Toyota and General Motors. With lots of safety features and great looks, the Matrix is the best Hatchback available today. Though the older models of the Matrix lacked power; the innovative Matrix XRS comes with a very powerful engine. With the inclusion of a sporty suspension and a five speed gear box, the Toyota Matrix XRS offers great riding comfort. Though the Toyota Matrix is a bit disappointing in terms of acceleration, the fuel efficiency will keep owners of the Matrix delighted. There is a superior model of Matrix to be released in 2009.

3. The Mid-Sized Hybrid Car – Toyota Prius

Toyota Prius is the first mass produced hybrid car on the planet. This hybrid car has won many awards. The popularity of Toyota increased greatly with the launch of the Prius. The innovative design of the Toyota Prius makes it one of the most futuristic cars ever produced by Toyota or any other company. The egg shaped profile of the Prius is really eye catchy. With sufficient acceleration and low emissions, the Prius is the best family car from Toyota.

4. The Perfect Sedan –Toyota Corolla

The Toyota Corolla is the best selling car today. The Toyota Corolla has taken many forms since its introduction in 1968 – a sedan, a coupe, a hatchback and a wagon. With great pricing, excellent fuel efficiency, fabulous looks, and enormous power, the modern-day Toyota Corolla is the most perfect sedan available on the market today. Statistics show that a Corolla is sold somewhere in this world every 40 seconds.

The Toyota Dealerships

One of the best Toyota dealerships in the United States is located just minutes from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. You can find all Toyota manufactured vehicles, ranging from cars to trucks, at Greensburg Toyota. There are classy used Toyota cars for sale too if you cannot afford to buy a new Toyota. You must look for the best when it comes to buying used or new Toyota vehicles from a Toyota dealership. Greensburgtoyota.com, with its huge selection of Toyota vehicles, should be the first place you check out when buying used or new Toyota cars and trucks in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area. With the interactive search tools provided at their website, choosing the best Toyota vehicle, the one that best suits your preferences and requirements, is a breeze!

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Toyota Is Hot In Us And Japan


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Major car manufacturer Toyota has produced car models that have consistently ranked high in both the US and Japan market, specifically with regard to the Toyota Camry and the remodeled Toyota Corolla.

While the Toyota Camry has been the best-selling car in the United States for the past four years (2002-2005), back in Japan where Toyota is based, it is the Toyota Corolla that has been the best selling vehicle. Reports say there were 70,675 units of the Toyota Corolla sold from January to June this year. That total is actually a decrease of 11.7% from their total sales during the same period a year ago.

According to figures from the Japan Automobile Dealers Association, the Toyota Corolla has actually been the best-selling car in Japan for the last four six-month periods. Toyota actually released a fully remodeled Corolla in August 2000 and its impressive sales performance since that time attests to its immense popularity.

The performance of the Toyota Camry in the United States has been simply amazing. Not only has it been the best-selling car for four straight years now, it has also been the country’s best seller in eight of the last nine years. It has consistently topped its mid-size competitors such as the Honda Accord and the Chevrolet Impala in that period.

Reports say that plans are currently afoot to launch a hybrid Camry later this year as well a fully redesigned version of the Camry in 2007. The general expectation is that Toyota Camry set to be unveiled Monday at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the sedan likely will set the bar high for its competitors.

Understandably, Toyota has been mum about the new Camry, hardly releasing any details. However, according to Jim Press, president and chief operating officer of Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc., it will offer better style, technology and drivability. And it will build on the reputation the nameplate has established in previous incarnations.

Press said he expects the company this year to sell about the nearly the same as the 432,000 Camrys it sold in 2005, but may lose some sales as it switches from offering the old model. He said Toyota strives to keep Camry’s style timeless while keeping in mind the goal of a well-balanced car that satisfies drivers’ needs.

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South African-made Toyota Corollas Head to Europe


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The South African subsidiary of motor company Toyota is expected to export its locally produced Toyota Corollas from Durban to Europe starting next year. This is a move set to build up the economy of KwaZulu-Natal.

The decision was taken after a meeting on Wednesday in Tokyo, Japan between the provincial government and Toyota representatives.

The vice chairperson of Toyota Motor Corporation, Katsuhiro Nakagawa said that Toyota South Africa would produce Corollas specifically to be exported to Europe. The statement was made at the meeting with KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sbu Ndebele.

In his statement, Mr. Nakagawa announced that almost 50 engineers had already been sent to South Africa to help with the manufacturing of the vehicles. He said that Toyota is determined to produce more vehicles in South Africa for exportation to other countries which is vital for South Africa’s economy.

Furthermore, he said that they also wanted an increased presence in Japanese automotive parts suppliers in South Africa since the country was considered to be the gateway to the rest of the continent. According to him, they want to make their South African plant more competitive compared to Toyota plants in other countries.

He acknowledged that the training of workers would be necessary to achieve, in a bid to ensure the competitiveness of their South African plant. He uttered that if they train more workers, more automotive parts supplier companies will go to South Africa.

He also explained that they planned to put up a Toyota Training School in South Africa, which would benefit the company’s employees and create a much needed skills base for growth.

The production of the latest model of the Toyota Corolla in South Africa is well in process and will be launched in August this year.

In his speech, Mr. Nakagawa further said that they are trying hard to introduce new models of Toyota to be produced is South Africa as well.

Premier Ndebele appreciated the assurance shown by the company to South Africa, particularly to KwaZulu-Natal. He said that they appreciate the new investment of more than R4 billion at the plant at Prospecton in Durban. But he would also like to see Toyota producing other automotive components in KwaZulu-Natal.

Mr. Ndebele said that they would welcome and highly appreciate the development of an Automotive Supplier Park in the province as it is important to accelerate training of the current and future workforce.

He added that training is needed all the time for the market elsewhere.

Toyota Motor Corporation is the world’s leading automaker. Maker of quality Toyota tonneau covers, the car company has held its reputation as an excellent manufacturer since its first year of existence.

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Facts of Toyota Corolla


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Corolla Sedan

A perfect family sedan combined with luxury and simplicity in design.

Targeting the family luxury for this car is the main overview for the makers of the Toyota Corolla 2008.  The Corolla legacy is explaining the forward thinking of Toyota.  An innovation perfected by Japanese manufacturers.  As history of Japanese car making would tell us, the Japanese have developed many ways to make your driving, fit to you.  Japanese makes and models are globally renowned and are internationally acclaimed.

Features

The 2008 Toyota Corolla extends its features in a wide variety; there is the Toyota Corolla CE, the Toyota Corolla S, and the Toyota Corolla LE.  All of these models are self speaking the clarity of fresh designs in the Toyota family. Toyota production in Japan has announced a production of total 333,047 passenger cars in June 2008. Designing the style and the comfort of riding, the Japanese Corolla makers did a great job for the car to be able to compete in the Japanese market.  With features such as comfort and convenience, the instrumentation and lighting, the Corolla could compete even in a used car market.

Programs to Choose From

To get your own comfort of driving a Japanese car that fits for you, there are many programs that the Japanese have dedicated their service for their clients.  Online Japanese auction and used car dealer were made so that interested clients may get the car they feel they’ll fit into.  Their program did not stop there, choosing the car that best’s suites the client was just the appetizer for these car shoppers.  Providing them with benefits such as used car warranty and the shipment, rest assured that your make and model will be delivered to you like choosing it in the store yourself.  Making it more accessible to you, they know they have to give that full service so as to make your driving and owning these Japanese makes more meaningful to you.

Driving with Luxury

As one of the great innovators, the Japanese continues to develop a modernize style of driving luxury and bringing it in the comforts of your home.  Transportation is a big factor for the upcoming years, and the Japanese has already committed themselves of searching for a car that individually fits you.

The Toyota Corolla, a premium world class automobile, is just a click away from anywhere you are in the world.

Alternate fuel vehicles

Toyota Motor has adapted all of its vehicles sold worldwide to E10 fuel in 2006, and the next year introduced “Flexible-fuel Corolla” models in Brazil that can run on E100. Besides flexible fuel vehicles, Toyota motor will launch plug-in electric vehicles in Japan from 2010. Toyota is also working for Hydrogen FCHV (Fuel cell hybrid vehicle)adv, and has received a certification from ministry of Land, infrastructure and transport ,Japan in June 2008.

Used Car Bargain

The cost of a used car is based on its condition, mileage, reliability, performance and popularity. Of course, you want a car that is reliable and performs well. But do you want the same used car everyone else wants? If so, you will pay a premium for it. In some cases, the only difference is the nameplate.

How much difference in price separates good-but-popular cars from the good-but-overlooked counterparts? There is a noticeable price difference in family sedan ‘Corolla’ and its sister version in Japan sold by the name of ‘Sprinter’ a less popular but with exactly same features. Price saving is about USD$800 over the nameplate Corolla. If you are adventurous and want to shop for a killer deal, go to top online dealer for a real deal. Yes it is never a bad idea to ask for a free advice from the top dealers of used cars, Nexuss International.

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Number of Toyota Pre-prod Vehicles Goes Up


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To ensure the highest quality of Toyota Corollas, the Toyota Motor Corporation is now going to double the number of units for this vehicle model. The newest Toyota Corolla would be sent out for sale in Japan in the upcoming autumn season. And the officials from Toyota were the ones who announced such a plan for the Toyota Corollas. However, the Toyota officials did not disclose if they were also going to enforce such a plan for auto parts Toyota so as to also ensure quality.

From the usual 150 Toyota Corolla units in pre-production, Toyota, along with Kanto Auto Works Ltd., would be now producing some 300 Toyota Corolla prototypes. These would be the base of the company to see and check for quality. The company calls them the Toyota Corolla trial cars. This is indeed a very good move for the newest model of this line would be actually the tenth. And with the company having just recently suffered from vehicle and car problems, being safe with the newest batch of Toyota Corollas would surely do them good.

Of course, Toyota is not the only car maker that creates prototypes before they actually send these vehicles out for production. All auto manufacturers go through such moves. And these car manufacturers also do make use of computers to check any problems with the vehicle.

Toyota would surely not want to send out a batch of Toyota Corollas that hold car problems. After all, this vehicle model has been known in the automobile world as being a reliable vehicle. In fact, it has been in the market since 1966 making it 40 years old at present. Last 1997, this Toyota model held the title as the best selling nameplate all around the globe and is currently known as the best selling car through all time.

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Toyota Corolla (2007 model) Crash Test Video


Video of the Toyota Corolla 2007 EuroNCAP crash test. The Corolla scored 5 stars.

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Price for 2007 Toyota Corolla Already Out


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Toyota’s Corolla line of vehicles has been and still is one of the most popular cars in the auto market. As for the next year, the MSRP, or the manufacturer’s suggested retail price, for the new and renewed 2007 Toyota Corolla has already been announced by Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. This 2007 Toyota Corolla has been proclaimed to be a carryover from 2006 model year. Come August this year, the 2007 Toyota Corolla would be available in dealerships around the country.

The 2007 Toyota Corolla is a part of the ninth generation of Toyota Corollas. The very first Toyota Corolla was produced in the year 1966. The car became a success that now, this vehicle is being produced in various countries around the world that includes Japan, United States, Canada, India, Brazil, Philippines, Venezuela, United Kingdom, China, South Africa, Turkey, Thailand, and Pakistan.

This ninth generation of Toyota Corollas started back in the year 2000. It has been built in four body styles – the sedan, the hatchback with three doors, the hatchback with four doors, and the wagon. Competition for the Toyota Corolla includes the Honda Civic, Mazda Mazda3, Hyundai Elantra, and the Nissan Sentra. And because this vehicle has already been in the market and has been popular among consumers and drivers for years, Toyota parts are easy to find. Where you buy your Toyota pickup truck parts is also a good source of replacement parts for this vehicle model.

The newest Toyota Corolla has been made available in three model grades. There is the 2007 Toyota Corolla CE, the S grade which has been created to be sporty, and the LE grade which boasts of various equipments and features. $14,205 is money well spent on the 2007 Toyota Corolla with a five speed manual transmission. If you are looking forward though for the Toyota Corolla XRS grade, you are going to get disappointed for this has been discontinued for the next year.

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