The 2004 Toyota Corolla | Part Four

Improved Equipment Levels

Equipment levels have been improved on all grades. All models now feature a steering wheel with tilt and telescopic adjustment and a new steering support bracket that provides a more rigid steering feel. Easy-to-read Optitron instrumentation and air conditioning are also now standard right across the range.

All models have been fitted with a new design steering wheel, which now adjusts for reach as well as rake. The secondary audio controls on T3 grade and higher have been relocated from the underside of the wheel to the front face for greater ease of use.

T2 models gain colour-keyed side protection mouldings and a new wheelcap design for the 15-inch steel wheels.

Toyota decided to reinvigorate the T3 grade hatchbacks to appeal to younger drivers who want the look of the T Sport at a more accessible price.

On the outside the new T3 has dedicated 15-inch alloy wheels, side and rear skirts and front fog lamps. On the inside, the trim features special blue accents in a new fabric, exclusive to the grade. The interior also features carbon fibre-style inserts, like the T Sport. A leather-trimmed steering wheel and gear knob are also included as standard, along with a four-speaker sound system with CD player.

The high level of comfort and convenience offered by T Spirit models now includes as standard an automatic dipping electrochromic rear view mirror and rain-sensing windscreen wipers.

Bold Changes For T Sport

The flagship of the new Toyota Corolla range, the T Sport, has been completely reworked for even better driving dynamics and looks.

The exterior has been substantially improved. Changes to the upper part of the front bumper and a larger Toyota insignia at the front express the stronger character. In addition, the upper and lower sections of the front grille have a honeycomb mesh.

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Published 19 June 2004 Melanie Carter

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