UK Sales And Pricing
The new Toyota Corolla went on sale in the UK on 14 June. The new 1.4-litre D-4D diesel engine will be available from 1 September. For the rest of 2004, Toyota expects to sell 12,500 new Corolla models (excluding the Verso).
The new Corolla retains the current grade structure of T2, T3, T Spirit and T Sport, but the range of colours has been extended with the addition of four metallic shades new to Corolla: Silver Steel, Kielder Green, Ixion Blue and Alsace Granite (unique to T Sport).
On-the-road prices start at £11,695 for the 1.4-litre VVT-i T2 three-door hatchback model. Pricing works to a logical system: the move from three to five doors and three doors to saloon adds £500; five-door to estate adds a further £1,000. T2 to T3 grade adds £700 and T3 to T Spirit £1,000. Automatic transmission on 1.6-litre VVT-i costs £1,000 and the Multi-mode Manual Transmission is a £500 option on 1.4-litre D-4D models.
All new Corolla models are protected by Toyota’s 3-year/60,000-mile warranty. They also benefit from Toyota’s pan-European Health & Safety schedule with major maintenance services only every 20,000 miles. Health & Safety checks, including an oil change, are required at 10,000-mile intervals or annually.
Superior Quality And Comfort Across The Range
Improved quality and comfort were the focus of changes to the interior of the new Toyota Corolla.
Different upholstery fabrics are used to reflect the character of each grade. T Sport models can now be specified with optional leather and Alcantara suede-effect seats, while black leather is available as an option on T Spirit models. The new sporting character of the T3 grade is reflected in a new blue fleck upholstery, echoing the pattern and finish of the fabric used for the T Sport.