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Toyota Corolla, Sedan
#877 of 3104 Re: 2008 Toyota Corolla (should run through 2014) [yysyys]
Jun 05, 2007 (8:16 am)
"The new Corolla models feature a new 1.8-liter 2ZR-FE engine and Super CVT-i (Super Continuously Variable Transmission-intelligent) transmission developed as the main powertrain for compact and medium-class vehicles....
Both the 1.8-liter and 1.5-liter engines are combined with a newly developed Super CVT-i transmission for smooth cruising and linear acceleration without shift shock, as well as for a quiet ride and improved fuel efficiency."
The way I'm reading this, the CVT will be the ONLY transmission offered in the new Corolla. Does anyone know if a manual transmission will be offered, at all, or is it sayonara to the clutch?
#878 of 3104 Expect the xD's 1.8 to make an appearance
Jun 05, 2007 (10:11 am)
In the 2009 Corolla, with 128HP, probably with a more efficient gearing.
#879 of 3104 Re: - [dudleyr]
Jun 05, 2007 (1:53 pm)
a wagon with the 1.5 and stick would put you in the town's hall of shame
Jun 05, 2007 (8:36 pm)
And where did I talk about a 1.5 liter engine.
#881 of 3104 Pics and options
Jun 06, 2007 (8:40 am)
i just went to both websites posted;
i think the EXTREME close ups of the door locks was a bit too much, but the car looks good!
Although, some angles TOTALLY looked like the current gen t was stretched out from the sides to look the way it does. A sort of uncomfortable familiarity i guess.
With regards to what will be offered on the corolla, i'm sorry but there is NO WAY that half of that stuff listed will even be offered in the corolla; at least not without jacking the price up to past even what a new civic costs. Parking with the gas and brake pedal with steering done for you? Does the camry or any other american toyota even have that?
still, the car looks nice, the steering wheel looks nice and comfy!
#882 of 3104 Re: Pics and options [eldaino]
Jun 06, 2007 (9:05 am)
For we North Americans our primary autos are the midsized sedans. This is where we choose to spend our money. This segment is where we choose to add options and niceties. For much of the rest of the world due to population, road dimensions, fuel cost, taxes and other factors the Corolla-sized vehicle is the primary one.
#883 of 3104 Re: Record May Sales [sonatabean]
Jun 06, 2007 (5:11 pm)
Toyota already offers such a vehicle, albeit with a supercharger instead of a turbo. It's called a Scion tC.
#884 of 3104 Re: Record May Sales [mackabee]
Jun 07, 2007 (6:46 am)
I love the TC and all but i booted it lower in my list once i saw and payed attention to the materials. Theres nothing wrong with it at all but it needs too drop A LOT of weight and gain some MPG!
That corolla in the pictures (posted) look like the current car but evolved . I hope that the corolla keeps the 1.8l I4 but with a 5/6AT for better highway MPG. They should put that tranny in a tC too!
#885 of 3104 Re: Pics and options [kdhspyder]
Jun 07, 2007 (12:48 pm)
true, and thats exactly my point; while it may be offered in a very high level trim in another country, most of those 'niceties' wont make it on the u.s. version.
#886 of 3104 Re: Record May Sales [autoboy16]
Jun 07, 2007 (1:05 pm)
I hope that the corolla keeps the 1.8l I4 but with a 5/6AT for better highway MPG.
Actually, you don't need a 5/6AT if the only thing that you are trying to achieve is a better highay MPG. In a 4AT, you can just set the fourth grear ratio very high, and that takes care of that. What more gears do is to reduce the size of the steps between gears for the car to drive more smoothly. Yes, that can and does also mean a more efficient use of the engine, but when it comes to a highway mileage improvement and that alone, a 4AT with an extremely high final gear ratio can achieve it.
Of course a car like that would require a lot of "kickdowns" to accelerate, and would not be as smooth. And a lower speed MPG may also suffer.