Toyota Unveils 2009 Corolla
The all-new 10th generation Toyota Corolla was recently unveiled at a press conference during the 2007 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show.The 2009 Corolla compact sedan offers an all-new body with a lean, stylish shape, and it delivers increased interior and luggage room, more power, two new engines and an all-new chassis and suspension.The 2009 Corolla will come in four models - CE, LE, the sporty S, and the performance-driven XRS. The Corolla's wide, low profile was developed by Toyota Design in collaboration with styling studios in Turin, Italy. Its foundation was set by the search for a lower, sportier shape than that of the previous Corolla. Originally launched in Japan in 1966, the Corolla first arrived in North America in 1968 and since 1988, the car has been manufactured at the Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada (TMMC) facilities in Cambridge, Ontario. To date, over 2 million Corollas have since been built at TMMC, while more than 1 million have been sold in Canada.The CE, LE and S models will be equipped with an all-new 1.8-litre engine. The 16-valve, DOHC four-cylinder engine with Dual VVT-i, produces 132 hp at 6,000 rpm and 128 lb-ft of torque at 4,400 rpm. The all-new Corolla will reach Toyota dealerships in February 2008.