Sep. 09, 1991
FULL MODEL CHANGES FOR COROLLA-SPRINTER WAGON SERIES
Toyota City―TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION brought out its completely revamped Corolla and Sprinter wagon series today, as well as introducing a brand new Sprinter passenger wagon. The series offers new styling, enhanced cargo capacity for the vans, and greater passenger comfort for the wagons. A fulltime 4WD diesel model is also available, and for the first time an SRS airbag will be offered on all vehicles. Domestic sales are expected to reach 7,600 units a month for the Corolla and 1,100 units for the Sprinter.
- Elegant exterior, spacious interiorStyling for the new wagons reflects the soft, simple lines of the newly redesigned Corolla-Sprinter sedan series, and features curved glass windows on the rear door, subtly emphasizing the vehicles' futuristic styling. Both lines also feature stylish, roomy interiors.The Corolla Touring Wagon range features a rear spoiler, which, together with the stylish roof rail and body, adds to the Wagon's outdoors appeal.
- Generous cargo capacity and comfortable passenger spaceBesides a longer, wider cargo space, the new models also come with a comfortable, new fully adjustable driver's seat and an instrument panel loaded with conveniences usually found only in sedans.Also, the Corolla's Touring Wagon line comes with a six-speaker, live-sound system (optional for G Touring) and offers air conditioning as standard equipment on the G Touring model.
- Improved Engine lineup; diesel 4WD model debutsNewly added to the engine lineup is the 2C diesel engine, (2-liter, maximum output 73PS, maximum torque 13.5kg/m), which has received high marks in the sedan line.Included in the 2C engine vehicle range is a full-time 4WD model with viscous coupling center differential. The fulltime 4WD guarantees outstanding handling under all driving conditions.
- Safety and reliabilitySafety features have been further improved with standard side-door beams on all cars, three-point rear seat belts with ELR (emergency locking retractor) standard on all wagon models and optional for vans. Also, for the first time, an SRS airbag is optional for all models. A high-mounted brake lamp, standard for G Touring, is optional for all other models, and a seat belt warning light is standard on all cars.The reliability of both the wagon and sedan line has also been improved by the addition of an all-stainless-steel exhaust pipe and double-locking the wire connection terminals.