The new body of the twelfth generation Toyota Corolla 2021 is built on the modular platform TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture).
Compared to its predecessor, the model has a lower center of gravity and a fully independent suspension: the usual MacPherson struts are used in the front, and a multi-link is involved in the rear.
According to the automaker, the car also received new shock absorbers and springs, which allowed to minimize body swing and achieve better driving characteristics. The Toyota Corolla E210 sedan has the following overall dimensions, mm:
- Length: 4 630
- Width: 1 780
- Height: 1 435
- Wheelbase: 2 700
- Ground clearance (clearance): 150
It is stupid to expect the dynamics of a sports car from a golf-class sedan, but the 1.6-liter naturally aspirated Corolla engine, although not particularly pulling, is responsive to the actions of the accelerator. In the city, the set of speed is quite brisk, but on the highway the power reserve under the gas pedal is no longer felt, so overtaking has to be carefully calculated.
Especially the lack of dynamics is felt on the version with a variator, which, even while working at a calm pace, simulates shifting gears carelessly, and when it comes to acceleration, there are even more questions for it.
At the same time, Toyota Corolla E210 demonstrates quite a noble handling. The car not only obeys the steering wheel well, but also has a knocked down suspension, which deafly and resiliently works out almost all the flaws of the roadway, delighting passengers with excellent smoothness.
The adjustment ranges for the steering wheel and front seats on the new Toyota Corolla are sufficient, but nothing more. However, the seats of the model have a good profile and are comfortable in themselves, so only individual drivers will have to tinker with adjusting the fit specifically for themselves.
In advertising brochures, the Japanese note the improved sound insulation of the car, however, while driving, not only the roar of the engine, but also the rustle of tires, is clearly audible. At the same time, as soon as the speedometer needle crosses over 100 km / h, aerodynamic noises are added to these sounds, which makes it difficult to talk to each other without raising your voices.
But the visibility of the model has definitely improved with the change of generation: the front pillars have become noticeably narrower, and the side mirrors have “moved” on the doors, freeing the corners of the windows.
Source: https://www.allcarz.ru/toyota-corolla-2021/ @ allcarz.ru