Toyota Corolla: Top 5 features

Toyota Corolla: Top 5 features

Think of compact sedans, and the Toyota Corolla will be among the first few cars that will cross your mind. Although the Toyota Corolla initially began its journey as a sub-compact sedan, it was the year 1991 when the Japanese automaker decided to overhaul its ever so popular car and provide it with bigger than before dimensions. Recently, Toyota unveiled the 12th-generation model of the Corolla, which is also available in the UAE.

2020 Toyota Corolla

The newest iteration of the sedan goes by the title 2020 Toyota Corolla in the UAE and is available with three different powertrains - 1.6-litre petrol, 2.0-litre petrol, and a hybrid powertrain. Let's have a look at the top five features that make the 12th-generation of the Japanese icon an even better offering than its predecessors.

LED lighting all-around

In simplest of the words, the 2020 Toyota Corolla looks a lot more mature and sophisticated than its earlier generations. And, the major contributors to this are the slim & stylish LED headlamps which are conjoined by a chrome trim. While not all the models of the all-new Toyota Corolla come with LED lighting, the top end variants, along with the hybrid model, get LED headlamps with auto levelling function. Moving on to the rear end, we find the sedan sporting rear LED combination lamps in conjunction with the rear fog lamps. Hang on, also present are the LED DRLs, which enhance both the appearance and illumination in the dark.

Comfort & tech-rich cabin

2020 Toyota Corolla spacious cabin

Similar to the exterior, the interior of the 2020 Toyota Corolla is feature-rich and provides the occupants with ample comfort. While the likes of the high-quality fabric seats with good cushioning, cooler rear duct, sunroof, leather-trimmed multifunction steering wheel, and 60:40 split sear seats enhance the comfort quotient of the sedan.

2020 Toyota Corolla cabin

The tech inside the new Toyota Corolla is also very capable with the presence of wireless smartphone charger, smart keyless entry, push-button start/stop, 4.2-/7.2-inch MID, and a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system that comes equipped with 4 to 6 speakers. New Corolla specs sheet also get connectivity features like Bluetooth, AUX, and USB.

Potent powertrains

As we mentioned before, the new Toyota Corolla comes with three different powertrain options. The first of the three is a 1.6-litre four-cylinder in-line 16V DOHC 1ZR-FE petrol motor that produces 121 hp of maximum power at 6,000 rpm and a peak torque of 154 Nm. The other petrol motor is a 2.0-litre four-cylinder in-line 16V DOHC M20A-FKS mill that is capable of churning out 160 hp and 200 Nm.

2020 Toyota Corolla engine

Finally, the hybrid model comprises of a 1.8-litre four-cylinder in-line 16V DOHC DUAL VVT-i 2ZR-FXE engine and an electric motor. The internal combustion engine generates 96.5 hp and 142 Nm, whereas the electric motor produces 71 hp and 163 Nm. While the 1.8-litre petrol and the hybrid models get a CVT, the 2.0-litre petrol, on the other hand, sports a direct shift CVT. The claimed mileage figures for the different models range from 17.7 to 27.6 kmpl.

High safety quotient

2020 Toyota Corolla safety

Toyota and safety are two words that go hand in hand. And, the 2020 Corolla for the UAE is no exception. The Japanese sedan comes with a host of safety features and is a very safe car for people both inside and outside of it. The safety equipment on the 12th-generation Corolla in the UAE includes dual front & side SRS airbags, anti-lock braking system, electronic brake distribution, vehicle stability control, tyre pressure monitoring system, hill start assist, cruise control, ISOFIX child seat mounts, engine immobiliser, and rear parking sensors with a reverse camera.

We believe that the 2020 Toyota Corolla must have left you impressed with the set of features onboard. The sedan is new, packs in potent powertrains, and boasts a lot of safety features to keep your safety in check at all the times. Speaking of the variants, the 12th-generation Corolla in the UAE is available in five different variants, one with the 1.6-litre and two with each of the 2.0-litre and the hybrid powertrains. The 2020 Corolla price begins at AED 71,900 and goes up to AED 95,900.

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