Terrain of national competition in the segment of medium is hard. The model of the Japanese and made in Brazil is faced with the likes of the VW Vento, Peugeot 408, Renault Fluence, Honda Civic, Citroen C4, Ford Focus and Chevrolet Cruze II.
Battle For them, this “update” as mentioned its directors, emphasizes a more efficient engine and, without doubt, the addition of a 6-speed manual transmission for the entire range, except the automatic transmission.
This transmission is combined with the new ZR engine helping to reduce further fuel consumption by reducing engine rpm at high speeds and allowing fitter manage power.
For this release is called in the press room Pillar, Buenos Aires, where they unveiled the new product is upon submission to a show and word of directors of Argentina. They also came for the occasion the Japanese technicians in charge of the renovation of the engines and other aesthetic details, safety and comfort.
Hagihara Hikomasa the Japanese engineer, responsible for Toyota Motors globally shared performance data of the new engine 1.8 Dual VVT-I. It delivers 136 hp at 6,000 rpm and a torque of 17.8 kgm at 4,000 rpm. Compared with the previous Corolla, improved acceleration times: with manual transmission accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 9.8 seconds (previously 10.2) and automatic transmission in 10.7 seconds (11.2 before)
On this point, the technicians ensure that consumption is reduced by an average of 8%. His numbers speak to officers with a liter of Super are traveled 13.6 km. This will surely be in route and optimal speed, which can corroborate when we do the test drive in urban and highway. The turbo diesel version for now not returns until at least 2014. In terms of aesthetics, the biggest change is in their new bumpers and headlights, front grille and alloy rim designs. Interior design shows new colors and textures and as the audio incorporates upgraded features, technological as the star is a camera that projects into the inner mirror images back of the car, for easy maneuvering in reverse, as a great companion park assist. This new system is available only from the versions equipped.
With Dual VVT-I system
Does the motor So Toyota Corolla 2012, the VVT-I system, Intelligent Change Valve Timing, allows the 1.8-liter engine delivering a power very close to that of a 2.0-liter with the benefits of a small displacement engine.
The Dual VVT-i Toyota regulates the opening timing of the intake valve and the closing timing of the exhaust valve to obtain a valve overlap or cross convenient according to the engine rotational conditions, acceleration, temperature of the engine and various data analyzed by the engine computer. On a conventional engine the movement of the valves is fixed, which in one way or another same performance limits.
The advantage of VVT-I system to adjust the crossover is that the engine will get good response and performance at high and low rpm a dual VVT-I have actually outperformed the VVT-I simply because the valve overlap can be achieved more. The benefits of a dual VVT-I system include reduced fuel consumption, thereby reducing emissions and a significant increase in power delivered by the engine.