The 2004 Toyota Corolla | Part Two

The New Toyota Corolla Five Door

Toyota Corolla

Stylish Three And Five-Door Hatchbacks

The UK-built Corolla hatchbacks have a more commanding presence thanks to a flowing line from the bonnet down to the front bumper. The upper part of the radiator grille is body-coloured, while lower down, the intakes have been reshaped and provide a neat location for the front fog lamps.

The headlamps use separate housings for different functions: high beam lamps are positioned lower than the low beam ones, with their cylindrical shape cutting into the lower line of the headlamp unit to give a "teardrop" appearance.

At the rear, new lamp clusters are red-toned and feature two cylindrical lights units set one above the other to give a sporting look. The bumper has been made larger, adding to the robust feel and feature black coloured accents.

Practical Saloon And Estate

Both the Corolla saloon and estate models have been enhanced with new rear combination lamps in a simple, solid design which sets cylindrical forms inside white circles, keeping the look in line with the rest of the Corolla range.

In addition to the new front grille and headlamp design also seen on the hatchbacks, the bonnet and front bumper have been redesigned to convey a stronger look. Front fog lamps, where fitted, are now set well to each side, for a sleeker appearance.

At the back the car has also been changed with new rear lamp clusters now red-toned for a more sporting look.

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Published 19 June 2004 Melanie Carter

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