TNL Launches New Toyota Corolla at Abuja Auto Show
It was all glamour at the Abuja auto fair, as Toyota Nigeria Limited (TNL) unveiled the new Corolla.
The Abuja Motor Fair, an annual event, was organised by BKG Exhibitions and it attracted representatives of major auto companies in Nigeria. It was a fine opportunity for TNL to launch the new Corolla sedan into the Nigerian market.
The new Corolla is a typical Toyota that has been improved upon continuously over decades, said the Marketing Manager, TNL, Mr. Bayo Olawoyin, while presenting its features.
He said the new Corolla is powered by a 1.8 litre, 16 valves, four cylinder engine with maximum output, of 138/6400 (kw/rpm) and maximum torque of 173/4000 (Nm/rpm). It is available in petrol engine with
electronic fuel injection while the drivetrain is front wheel drive with front Macpherson struct and rear beam col. The transmission is CVT while the power steering is electronic.
The new Corolla is an executive sedan with array of safety features and conveniences, like never before. Its high ground clearance of 130mm, makes it the best in its segment.
It has seven air bags, anti-lock brake system (ABS/EBD), high mount stop lamp, vehicle stability control, anti theft system, driver and passenger seat belt warning, rear and front packing sensors, sonary all these give you a rest of mind in the Corolla nd they are standard in the new Corolla.
It comes with leather seats, seven-inch multi info display bluetooth, seven speakers, eco and sport driving mode, auto dual mode air conditioning system, wireless door lock, keyless entry and push button.
The unveiling of the new Corolla was done by Dr. Nau Omisanya, the Director of Industrial Infrastructure Development Department of the National Automotive Design and Development Council, who represented the Director General, Aliyu Jelani.
He stated that Toyota is a reputable brand in Nigeria and across the globe and the successive Corolla models have been a leading model in the market. “Corolla is a well known model and the new model looks outstanding with its unique feature and touch buttons.”
He said the new Toyota Corolla is an improvement on its predecessor both in design and comfort amenities and I am highly impressed that Toyota Nigeria will be assembling it at its plant in Lagos.