The 2014 Corolla was revealed in both U.S. spec, which featured a more aggressive stance and in Euro Spec which featured a more civilized, a more gentlemen type stance, bathed in white instead of red, we certainly hoped to avoid Euro Spec in Pakistan.
Anyway, Toyota has revealed details and pictures today which it earlier refrained from sharing with the press.
Three engines are announced for the Euro Corolla; a 1.3 liter dual vvt-i petrol engine which produces 98 bhp and 128 lb-ft of torque, which is sent to the wheels through a six-speed manual transmission. The fuel economy is also quite impressive at 17.85 kms per liter/5.6 liters per 100 km.
A 1.6 liter dual vvt-i petrol engine which produces120 bhp and 154 lb-ft of torque with a fuel economy of 15.15 kms per liter /6.6 liter per 100 kms. Another 1.6 liter engine is also made available with Valvematic technology instead of vvt-i, the 1.6 liter Valvematic engine produce more then vvt-i with 130 bhp and 160 lb-ft of torque. The Valvematic will give 16.66 kms per liter / 6 liters per 100 kms.
The most powerful engine, which we believe will be featured in the Altis is a 1.8 liter dual vvt-i petrol powerplant producing 138 bhp and 173 lb-ft of torque which is sent to the wheels through Multidrive S automatic transmission with a fuel economy of 15.62 kms per liter / 6.4 liters per 100 kms.
The last and least powerful engines of all announced is a 1.4 liter diesel engine which produce only 89 bhp but 205 lb-ft. of torque with a staggering fuel economy of 26.31 kms per liter / 3.8 liters per 100 kms.
Apart from that, the diesel will also have a six-speed MultiMode transmission and Stop & Start technology for fuel saving, which automatically turns off your car when you come at a signal or sit idle, and then restarts the engine when you dab the accelerator.
Ever since diesel became so expensive, people ceased to buy diesel cars and Indus Motors also stopped producing the famous 2.0D Corolla but with so much torque and such a great mileage, we think the 1.4 liter diesel Corolla will be cheaper to run and better to drive in the cities with that amount of torques.
At today’s fuel prices, 100 kms will only cost 405 rupees (3.8 into 106.76 pkr) in the 1.4 diesel Corolla, and 100 kms will cost 570 rupees (5.6 into 101.77 pkr) in the 1.3 Corolla which has the best mileage of all the petrol engines.
Even though that diesel prices are as yet expensive then petrol, even then a 1.4 liter diesel Corolla is 165 rupees cheaper to run and has more torques then all four petrol engines, so here’s hoping we get the diesel back.
Apart from the engines, Toyota has released 65 images of the Euro Spec Corolla which will be available in three trims; Live, Active and Lounge.
In Pakistan, those trims are called; Xli, Gli and Passion.