Toyota Corolla History 11th Generation E160 E170 2012-2018

Toyota Corolla E160 – Eleventh Generation Japan Model

11th Generation E160 Model was released for Japanese market in two models: Corolla sedan named Corolla Axio and Corolla wagon Corolla Fielder. This 11th Generation had slightly smaller exterior dimensions and is easier to drive in narrow alleys and parking lots for the targeted elderly drivers.

The new Corolla Axio is offered in 1300 cc 1NR-FE or 1500 cc 1NZ-FE V4 engines; front or all-wheel drive. The 1300 cc engine and AWD is only available in CVT transmission while 1500 cc in both manual and CVT transmissions.

The Corolla Fielder is offered in two V4 engines: the 1500 cc 1NZ-FE and 1800 cc 2ZR-FAE in CVT transmission. While the 1500 cc is available in both FWD and AWD variants, the 1800 cc is offered only in front-wheel drive. 2015 version of Axio was released in a new 2NR-FKE engine.

 Hybrid Corolla

In 2015 Toyota released 1500 cc hybrid versions of the Corolla Axio sedan and Corolla Fielder station wagon. 

Toyota Corolla 11th Generation International Version E170

In the global market Toyota released E170 in 2013 to replace E140/E150. E170 was quite different from the E160 Japanese model. It is larger with a unique body and interior and released with two basic front and rear styling treatments the first one for North American version and a more conservative design for all other markets. 1800 cc Corolla is offered in two power outputs: 132 hp/128 lb-ft for the L, LE and S versions, and 140 hp/126 lb-ft for the more efficient LE Eco derivative.

In 2017, Toyota released a hatchback version in the US called the Corolla iM featuring restyled front and rear ends, new infotainment systems and additional color choices. US Corolla comes with traction control and ESC, together with ABS, front side and curtain airbags plus driver knee airbag and passenger seat cushion airbag.

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