Toyota Corolla Facelift Coming with New VVT-I Engine

Wednesday 08 September 2010, 00:00 AM by Payal Pathak

Toyota Motor Corp is ready to introduce the facelifted Toyota Corolla Altis model in the Malaysian markets. The new model is more powerful as it comes with 2.0L dual VVT-i ZR series engine mated to a CVT gearbox with 7 virtual ratios. Toyota is also accepting bookings and the model will be formally launched on September 23 there. The new model will be available with three engine options

a 1.6-litre (120 PS/154 Nm) 4-speed auto,

a 1.8-litre (140 PS/173 Nm) with a Super CVT-i gearbox and

a 2.0-litre (147 PS/187 Nm) paired to the CVT.

All three engines belong to the ZR series and have four cylinders, 16 valves, twin overhead cams and Dual VVT-i, the latter on both intake and exhaust. The 1.8 and 2.0 have Acoustic Control Induction System (ACIS), which is essentially a variable intake manifold system that works to optimise power/torque at low/high rpms.

Toyota Corolla Facelift  Coming with New VVT-I Engine |

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There are minor changes on the exteriors that include new front and rear bumpers and slightly changed tail lights. Other obvious changes include chrome trim on the grille, new alloy wheels, reshaped headlights and maybe some new interior trim, although it looks pretty much unchanged. The safety features of the model include a VSC stability control and dual airbags.

Toyota has recently launched a new diesel variant of Toyota Corolla Altis in the Indian market but has not announced any plans to bring a new and more powerful model to the Indian market.

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