The Key Differences Between Corolla Models

Published: 02nd November 2009
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The biggest selling vehicle on the planet, the Toyota Corolla, has a range of models in Pakistan with distinctive options to cater to a broad range of budgets. The Corolla is principally responsible for Toyota's achievement as the foremost auto producer and subsequent to its introduction in 1966, the Corolla has sold in more numbers than any other automobile, with around about thirty five million units sold a few years ago. The Corolla has reaped the benefits of extensive devotion for countless years and in spite of its mediocre appearance compared to a variety of other models by different producers, customers who obtain a Corolla almost never switch over to any other vehicle.

Some of the major reasons for its achievement include immense fuel efficiency, dependability and an above average resale price. The 2009 Corolla has been altered noticeably in appearance and with a huge amount of rear leg area and a comparably wider trunk than prior models, the Toyota Corolla is a genuine family vehicle that can effortlessly contain bags for many individuals. There are four main models including the Corolla XLi, Altis, GLi and 2.0D, the latter being a diesel version of the automobile.

Car buyers can buy the Corolla Altis in an automatic or manual transmission while the XLi and GLi are merely obtainable in five-speed manual shift transmission. The thrilling options of a sunroof, glossy wood finish interior and meter illumination control are found in both the automatic or manual variations of the Altis unlike the XLi and GLi. The Corolla GLi like the Altis does however, contain back seat armrests with mug holders and power windows.

There are several differences in engine power and safety between the Altis and the XLi and GLi. The Altis has an EFI engine with VVTI and volume of up to 1800cc, whereas the GLi and XLi are obtainable with a 1299cc engine deploying comparable design. The Altis furthermore has seat belts using Pretensioner and Force Limiter on the passenger side as well and a more sophisticated fuel cut routine. For prospective buyers especially concerned with the vehicle exterior the Altis has a high mount stop-light and side protection molding which is obtainable in the body color. The XLi is not attainable with ABS or EBD a considerably helpful aspect seen in the other types.

The Corolla 2.O Diesel is obtainable in three styles with the Saloon being rather comparable to the GLi and the sunroof model resembling to the Altis. The 2.O Diesel has the visible plus point of a diesel engine, but with Compressed Natural Gas alterations so easily obtainable, it is no more a serious element in choosing which kind to procure.

In terms of the range of models, the Toyota Corolla has a much more distinct spectrum than the Honda Civic, which is restricted to two to three models with minor variations. The Xli however is more directly linked with the Honda City with the Altis being largely comparable to the Civic. Toyota has been clever to introduce so many automobiles as it enables customers to opt for a automobile that matches their requirements totally.


The Toyota Corolla 2009 is one of the most widespread cars worldwide.

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