Report – 2014 Toyota Corolla variants and features for India leaked
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The 2014 Toyota Corolla will go on sale in India in May this year. The sedan was shown at the 2014 Auto Expo last month with dealers across India having commenced pre-bookings.
The new Corolla, like its predecessor, will be available with a petrol and diesel engine option. Both engines are carried over from the previous model. The petrol Corolla, powered by a 1.8-liter four-cylinder with Dual VVT-i produces 140 PS of power at 6,400 rpm and comes mated to a 6-speed manual or CVT automatic gearbox.
The petrol model will be offered in five trim levels: J, G, G CVT, GL and VL. All variants get rear reclining seat, brake assist, rear foglight and a rear power socket as new features over the older model. The top-end model is given features such as automatic wipers, LED headlights, 7-inch multimedia system with integrated navigation, 16-inch alloy wheels and reverse camera.
The diesel Corolla is powered by a 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine producing 88.4 PS at 3,800 rpm and comes with a 6-speed manual transmission. The diesel will be offered in four trims – J, J(S), G and GL – with a similar features split like the petrol model.
Overall, it seems that Toyota plans to continue a similar variant lineup as that of the outgoing model. Sources indicate a price increase of about INR 30,000-50,000 over the predecessor.
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