Toyota Corolla (E160)

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Toyota Corolla (E160)
Toyota Corolla Axio (E160) front.JPG
Overview
ManufacturerToyota
ProductionMay 2012 – present (production for regular vehicles ended in June 2019; continues for fleet vehicle)[1]
AssemblyJapan: Ōhira, Miyagi (Miyagi Ohira plant)
Susono, Shizuoka (Higashi Fuji plant, Corolla Fielder and export models)[2]
DesignerHiroya Fujita (2010)[3]
Shinichi Yasui (1st and 2nd facelift: 2013 and 2015)[4]
Body and chassis
ClassCompact car
Body style4-door sedan
5-door station wagon
LayoutFront-engine, front-wheel-drive
Front-engine, four-wheel-drive
PlatformToyota B platform
Powertrain
Engine
Transmission5-speed manual
CVT automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,600 mm (102.4 in)
Length4,360 mm (171.7 in) (2012–2014)
4,400 mm (173.2 in) (2015–present)
Width1,695 mm (66.7 in)
Height1,460–1,465 mm (57.5–57.7 in)
1,485 mm (58.5 in) (4WD)
1,475–1,500 mm (58.1–59.1 in) (Fielder)
Curb weight1,050–1,200 kg (2,315–2,646 lb)
1,105–1,135 kg (2,436–2,502 lb) (Fielder)
Chronology
PredecessorToyota Corolla (E140; narrow-body)
Toyota Belta
SuccessorToyota Corolla (E210)

The Toyota Corolla (E160) is the eleventh generation of the Toyota Corolla that is sold in Japan, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore and Sri Lanka. For international markets, the larger and substantially different Toyota Corolla (E170) is offered instead. The E160 derives from the Toyota B platform, unlike the E170 based on the New MC platform.

As with the Japanese E140 models that preceded this series, sedan version of the E160 as titled Corolla Axio; wagons received the designation of Corolla Fielder.

The eleventh generation of the Corolla went on sale in Japan in May 2012.[5] Both are made by a Toyota subsidiary, Central Motors, in Miyagi prefecture, Japan.[6]

The Japanese market Corolla (Axio) is shorter in length and narrower in width, and engines are kept below 2.0-liters, so as to be in compliance with Japanese Government dimension regulations so that Japanese buyers have a reduced road tax.

Trim levels available for the Axio are namely LUXEL, G & X. Also available is the Corolla (Fielder), which is a wagon variant. Both the Axio and the Fielder are available in similar trim levels (1.5G, 1.5X & LUXEL) except for the Fielder, which also includes a 1.8S trim.

Toyota released hybrid versions of the Corolla Axio sedan and Corolla Fielder station wagon for the Japanese market in August 2013. Both cars are equipped with a 1.5-liter hybrid system similar to the one used in the Toyota Prius c, with a fuel efficiency of 3.03 L/100 km (93.2 mpg‑imp; 77.6 mpg‑US) under the JC08 test cycle.[7]

In April 2015, Toyota released the facelift versions of the Corolla Axio and Corolla Fielder in Japan. This version featured a raised front bumper, revised headlamps with LED projector lens and grille, revised front fenders, revised tail lamps and "Toyota Safety Sense" collision avoidance system.

On 10 October 2017, Toyota released a second facelift to the Corolla Axio and Corolla Fielder in Japan. This version featured a revised front bumper and grille, an intelligent clearance sonar (parking support brake) and standard "Toyota Safety Sense".

The E160 Corolla will be replaced by the larger E210 Corolla in September 2019. However, it will be still produced for one more year as a fleet vehicle.[1] On 27 August 2019, the EX trim was announced, replacing the X trim, specializing in demand for business users. The engine lineup includes 1.5-liter petrol and 1.5-liter hybrid versions, with "Toyota Safety Sense" and a smart entry and start system as standard equipment, and all four color variations.

Engines[edit]

Grade, Model (code) Displacement, Type (code) Power, Torque Transmission
1.8S (ZRE162; Fielder only) 1,797 cc (109.7 cu in) I4 (2ZR-FE) 140 PS (100 kW)@6200 rpm, 173 N⋅m (128 lb⋅ft)@4000 rpm Super CVT-i with 7-speed sports sequential shiftmatic with CVT sport mode
Hybrid (NKE165) 1,496 cc (91.3 cu in) I4 (1NZ-FXE) 74 PS (54 kW)@4800 rpm, 111 N⋅m (82 lb⋅ft)@3600-4400 rpm E-CVT
LUXEL (NZE161) 1,496 cc (91.3 cu in) I4 (1NZ-FE) 110 PS (81 kW)@6000 rpm, 136 N⋅m (100 lb⋅ft)@4800 rpm Super CVT-i
1.5 G / X (NZE161) 1,496 cc (91.3 cu in) I4 (1NZ-FE) 110 PS (81 kW)@6000 rpm, 138 N⋅m (102 lb⋅ft)@4400 rpm Super CVT-i / 5-speed manual
1.3X (NRE160; Axio only) 1,329 cc (81.1 cu in) I4 (1NR-FE) 95 PS (70 kW)@6000 rpm, 121 N⋅m (89 lb⋅ft)@4000 rpm Super CVT-i

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Markets[edit]

Hong Kong[edit]

In Hong Kong, the Corolla was based on the Japanese market model,[10] available initially with the 1.5-liter 1NZ-FE engine in Advantage and Luxury trim levels.[11] The smaller 1.5 L engine and car size contributes to a lower vehicle license levy.

In April 2015, Toyota in Hong Kong released the facelift model with the 1.5-liter 2NR-FKE engine in Luxury and Super Luxury trim levels.[12][13]

The Corolla sold in Hong Kong is made in Japan, although it does vary from the Japanese market model with minor revisions to the interior, such as the inclusion of the tachometer and automatic climate air conditioning control in the Super Luxury variant.

New Zealand[edit]

The wagon is also sold in New Zealand, aimed primarily at business and fleet customers. Available solely in GX trim, it includes a tachometer, but otherwise is very similar to the Japanese model wagon. Manual transmission and CVT are both available.[14] Toyota New Zealand released the facelift model in July 2015.[15][16]

Singapore[edit]

The E160 Corolla sourced from Japan is also available in Singapore as the Corolla Axio in both petrol (X and G trims) and hybrid variants via imported dealerships.[17]

Sri Lanka[edit]

The Japanese made Corolla Axio is also sold in Sri Lanka via imported dealerships.[18]

Bangladesh[edit]

The Corolla Axio was popular in Bangladesh.[citation needed]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

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  12. ^ "Toyota Corolla (NRE161R) leaflet" (PDF). Hong Kong: Toyota. April 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 April 2015.
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  14. ^ "Toyota Corolla (NZE161R) wagon brochure" (PDF). New Zealand: Toyota. September 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 January 2013.
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