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Corolla Altis “Facelift”

Corolla Altis “Facelift”
Toyota, Corolla Altis, comes with a new face (facelift), which is more fresh. For the Indonesian market? This little sedan is not to fill the European market which went on sale in May this year.

On the exterior, new designs appear on the bumpers, grille up and down, and headlights (head-light). Sein also features an indicator lamp lights. Meanwhile, more fresh wheel designs. At the stern, the main changes occur at the stop sign lights, license plate holder with new decorations, and bumper.

Log into the interior, there has been some detail changes, such as steering wheel, a touch of silver on the instrument panel, door handles, center console, and the lock button on the door. The dashboard is also new with the color combinations.

Several other changes visible, like the automatic opener on the rear of the ignition key. In addition, the material is more comfortable seat, there’s Bluetooth connectivity for phones, and USB consoles and cable jack for Aux.

Engine behind the hood did not change. Varian equipment offered in four types, two petrol engine-powered 1.3 L and 1.6 L 101 dk (132 dk). The rest, “drinkers” diesel 1.4 L (90 dk) and 2.0 L (126 dk).

Nissan Leaf Car

Nissan Leaf Car
Electric cars will soon enter the commercial market. One of them is Nissan Leaf. This car was planned to go on sale in the United States at the end of this year.

Mileage on a single battery is 160 km. This result is the first capability offered by Nissan for prospective customers. Based on the survey, it’s ability to meet 95 percent of the daily vehicle in the United States. In Indonesia, the condition is of course not much different!

Then what about price? According to Nissan, the price is already included Leaf pack li-ion battery similar to the sedan in the segment with features. Sedan segment is the Toyota Corolla, Honda Civic, Chevrolet Cruze, and Ford Focus. In Indonesia, the price on the USD 325 million-USD 375 million. Leaf itself into the segment C. Therefore, naturally have a lot of Leaf ordered from now.

Nissan strategy indirectly menyosor individual consumers. Rental cars are also targeted. With this, consumers do not have to have it directly, but can be hired to determine the ability of this electric vehicle first.

Price battery itself has not announced by Nissan. However, Leaf will be produced according to plan as many as 50,000 units in its factory in Japan and will be marketed throughout the world. For the battery, the capacity of its factory in Japan is 65,000 units per year. Battery plant will be built in the United States in 2011 with production of 200,000 sets of batteries per year. Battery plant will be built in the UK and Portugal.

The distance resulting from the battery is 160 km at the contents. This is in accordance with the method of driving in the city of EPA standards, the United States. The car slid under a 150 speed or the highest speed kpj Leaf. These results do not include the operation of the mode “ECO” is expected to extend the mileage 15-20 percent. In addition, there is also a model “running out of juice” that makes the car will reduce energy use, including for operational accessories.

What if the battery suddenly ran out and depots do not exist? “Before you run out, drivers were given warnings, such as conventional cars when gas is thin,” said Mark Perry, Director of Product Planning Nissan America.

According to plan, Nissan will also work with AAA to the special charger and will charge the battery in a few minutes. That way, the car can move on to the public depots. Hence also, the car is equipped with navigation systems that can show the public depots nearest electricity!

Battery life
The next question, how old battery li-ion? Based on the laws in California, age must be 10 years or 240,000 km warranty. The federal guarantee of just 8 years or 128,000 km. According to Perry, the first-generation battery pack will only have the ability to use 70-80 percent after 10 years.

The batteries used are li-ion with high density lining plus cathode made of manganese oxide. This battery has a low internal resistance with good heat stability. Leaf battery developed by Nissan with NEC, which is also the name of Automotive Energy Supply Corp. (AESC).

Battery pack weight is 218 kg and has included the control module. The total capacity is 24kWh, with 140W-h/kg cell energy density. The cell weight of about 171 kg. Meanwhile, the electric motor mounted on the ability transaksel with 80 kW and 280 Nm of torque.

However, heavy vehicles have not been announced. The Leaf axle distance is 2700 mm and 4445 mm long.

Old charging
Charging the car battery charger with two connectors. One for electricity in the house with the minimum voltage 200 volts, and the second for fast charging. Charging time at home is 6-8 hours. When using a special charger, charging for 30 minutes was able to fill 80 percent of the battery.

When plugged into the outlet, the car IT system can be programmed via cell phone. The system included to set the conditions of passenger space, activate the heater temperature, and air conditioning systems.

Like hybrid cars, Leaf designed using a component aimed at mengirit fuels, including tires with low rolling resistance. However, for the body, resistance (cd) Leaf higher than the Prius, with a ratio of 0.25 and 0.29

Like a wind of heaven, Nissan will continue the next electric vehicle projects, plus a small commercial version of the Infiniti luxury.

Toyota Corolla Altis 2.0

Toyota Corolla Altis 2.0

Toyota Corolla presented corolla the generation Corolla 10 with 2000 cc engine gress 3ZR-FE.


Toyota Corolla Altis 2.0

Toyota Corolla Altis 2.0

Toyota Corolla Generation to G-10 type is called a new facelift. For, no change in light of the previous model as the highest variants, that is the Corolla Altis 1.8 V.

From the exterior, the design of gril is more sporty, hive model. Then, on the front bumper and there is spoiler at back, the addition of side skirt, and wings ducks (rear spoiler).

The new generation engine GTi
Altis 2.0 V take something new. there are new things in five sections.

Altis 2.0. 3ZR-FE engine with 1897 cc is equipped with Dual VVT-i (Variable Valve Timing-intelligent). The technology produce a high performance engine, without reducing the efficiency of fuel and still produce a clean emission.

Altis 2.0 is 152 in 5600 dk torsi rpm and 21.2 kgm at 4400 rpm.

Luxury elements, such as smart entry & start system, auto rain sensor, HID with manual leveling, and so automatic wiper rain. Unless the design of the handlebar crossbar four models in 3 spoke leather equipped with Audio & MID switch and cruise control buttons.

Price Rp 372,500,000

Corolla Altis 2.0

PT Toyota-Astra Motor (TAM) has launched New Corolla Altis 2000 cc, with the flagship performance VVT-i. This means that the variant is 10-to-generation Toyota Corolla.

On the exterior, New Altis 2.0 V is almost no change from the 1.8 ltr Altis, changes occur only in the form of a new type mesh radiator grille a more sporty.

2.0 V engine has specifications Bore stroke 80.5 x 97.6, 2,000 cc, maximum horsepower on lap 125 ps and 5600 rpm torsi 212 kgm at 4400 rpm lap.

Features Smart Start and Stop Engine button in the form made it easier to drivers. In addition, on the other Altis interior of slither the price is around Rp 372.5 million.

Not only that, with the added convenience features such as liquid crystal display and a DVD player connected with the navigation box to the satellite network.

Communication satellite connection offered Toyota Astra Motor is offering satellite navigation tool as the additional driver that is easy to find a way.

Matter of convenience, Altis presenting visual entertainment through crystal screen and DVD player, entertainment device, such as in the sedan-middle-class sedan to the top.

Altis 2.0 V is also important to apply the security of Dual SRS Airbags System.

Behind Glass Fog, There is a line of Disconnect

(picture from kompas)

In this rainy season, despite off from IMG as driving a car, not the way to the office so comfortable. Few complain when the view to the rear view from the rearview mirror is not clear. Actually, the interior cooling system to work properly.

The causes behind the glass is not clear when the rain because of interference in the fog repellent device (defogger). If you see, on the glass behind the line, there are long lines arranged 10 or more. Functions to expel the fog with a hot issue arising from the lines.

Lines may not work perfectly because the damage when changing or removing the glass film. Wira from the SACS / Asia Motor Jaya in Pondok Gede Road 24, East Jakarta, giving way to check moment destruction.

– To drive the fog not only caused damage when removing or replacing the glass film. Other causes are sure to turn off switches (switch) and long terbiarkan up.

– What you know, defogger does not work when it rains. If you would like more certainty, it can be checked with multitester that can be detected, whether the point or the end connector is only + / – that is not installed properly.

– If the line is lost, there are carefully how many drop out. To improve, take the car to the garage to remove the glass film material is protective glass. Fidelity to the need to not be damaged. Once detached, paste off the line by using liquid chemicals.

– If the end is high enough, should replace one set, namely, the film follows the glass defogger.

– To improve the defogger point, you need a cost of around Rp 50,000 per point. Maximum, 1 centimeter glass without removing the old movies.

– The price of a set of glass films have been following defogger, depending on the type of problems light. In comparison, Honda Jazz for the 2004-2007 cost about Rp 850,000, while the Toyota Corolla 1992-1995 Great ranging between Rp 650,000.

Old-installation (to replace the glass film) or repair the same, about 2 hours. For the improvement, it depends on the amount of destruction.


Toyota Auris

The Toyota Auris is a compact 3 door and 5 door hatchback which shares the same E platform with the Toyota Corolla. In Europe, Toyota positioned the Auris as the replacement of Corolla hatchback, while the notchback Sedan continued by the Corolla nameplate. The Auris succeeds the Corolla RunX in Japan and the Toyota RunX (no Corolla badging) in South Africa. Toyota Australia and Toyota New Zealand resisted suggestions from Toyota Japan to adopt the new European Auris name for the Corolla. Auris means “gold” in Latin. The Auris is now being sold in Japan, in Japanese Auris is pronounced as “OHRISU” meaning Large Squirrel.

Toyota Motor Corporation

Also called
Toyota Corolla (Australia and New Zealand)

2007?present (Europe and United States)

TMUK, Derbyshire, United Kingdom
TMMT, Sakarya, Turkey
Kanegasaki, Isawa, Iwate, Japan

Toyota Corolla (hatchback)

Small family car / Compact car

Body style(s)
3-door hatchback
5-door hatchback

2.0L 126 hp I4
1.4L 97 hp I4
1.5L 108 hp I4
1.6L 124 hp I4
1.8L I4
1.4L 90 hp I4
2.2L 177 hp I4
2.4L 158 hp I4

5-speed manual
5-speed multi-mode
6-speed manual

2600?mm (102.4?in)

4224?mm (166.3?in)

1760?mm (69.3?in)

1516?mm (59.7?in)

Fuel capacity
46?litres (12.2?US gal/10.1?imp gal)

Toyota Corolla
Toyota Matrix
Pontiac Vibe
Toyota Yaris
Toyota Echo


Toyota Corolla E30

The Corolla E30 was the third generation of cars sold by Toyota under the Corolla nameplate.

The third-generation Toyota Corolla, built from 1974 to 1979 (worldwide versions) (KE3x/KE5x), marked Toyota’s greatest growth in the United States in the wake of the fuel crisis. In addition to the Sprinter, there was a redesigned-body version built by Toyota affiliate Daihatsu, called the Daihatsu Charmant. While there were certain fourth-generation models with a longer model life, this generation, when considered as a whole, was the longest-lived one, possibly due to the worldwide recession in the 1970s. A large range of cars were built using this chassis, including Corollas, Sprinters, Daihatsu, and the sporty Levin and Trueno models with the DOHC motor.

The 3K engine was used in certain markets and later the 4K, while most Japanese and American models had the bigger 2T engine. A “Toyoglide” 2/3-speed automatic transmission was added as well as a four-speed and five-speed manual transmission, driving to the rear wheels. A three-door “liftback” (E50) and sports coup? (E51) was added in 1976. The E40 and E60 series were assigned to the Sprinter variants.

Japanese market engines:

2T-G ? 1.6 L (1588 cc) I4, 8-valve DOHC, carb, 124 hp (93 kW)
2T-C ? 1.6 L (1588 cc) I4, 8-valve OHV, carb, 75 hp (56 kW)
3K-C ? 1.2 L (1166 cc) I4, 8-valve OHV, carb, 55 hp (41 kW)
Japanese market chassis:

E31 ? Sedan, 2-door/4-door
E36 ? Wagon, 3 or 5-door
E38 ? Wagon, 3 or 5-door
E37 ? Hardtop coup? (Levin)
E51 ? Sports coup? (Levin GT)
E55 ? Liftback (Levin GT)

North America
Road & Track was critical of the 1975 Corolla, calling it “large and heavy” and “expensive” compared to the Honda Civic and Datsun B210. They also criticized the “relatively crude rear suspension”, lack of interior space, and poor fuel economy when compared to the VW Rabbit. The base model cost US$ 2711 in 1975, but only the $2989 “deluxe” model had features comparable to the contemporary pack.

Emissions became a problem further into the 1970s especially with the 4K engine, which became popular because of its low fuel consumption. In later versions of the K engine with emissions equipment, only 60 hp (45 kW) was produced, despite a greater 1290 cc displacement.

The E30 series 2T-C engines outmatched rival Datsun B210’s engine output.

North American engines:

2T-C ? 1.6 L (1588 cc) I4, 8-valve OHV, carb, 75 hp (56 kW)
3K-C ? 1.2 L (1166 cc) I4, 8-valve OHV, carb, 55 hp (41 kW)
North American chassis:

E-31 ? Sedan, 2-door/4-door (Std, DX,)
E-38 ? Wagon, 5-door (Std, DX)
E-37 ? Hardtop coup? (DX, SR5)
E-51 ? Sports coup? (Std, SR5)
E-51 ? Liftback, 3-door (Std, SR5)

The Corolla was manufactured in Australia at AMI-Toyota’s Port Melbourne production facility. It was a popular car on the Australian market and most bodystyles available elsewhere were utilized. All variants originally came with Toyota’s 1166 cc 3K motor, which was replaced later by a 1.3L version.

Due to the expenditure of manufacturing of the car in Australia, the production continued for several years after it was replaced by the next generation model everywhere else. A facelift was given to the range in late 1980, giving the car a new grille and rectangular headlamps, however it could not conceal the car’s dated styling. Production continued until September 1981, when the already aged fourth-generation Corolla range replaced it.

Australian market chassis:

E31 ? Sedan, 2-door/4-door
E38 ? Wagon, 3-door van or 5-door wagon
E55 ? Hardtop coup?



Toyota City, Japan
Port Melbourne, Australia

Body style(s)
2-door coupe
4-door sedan
2-door hardtop coup?
3-door station wagon
5-door station wagon
5-door van

FR layout

1.2L I4
1.4L I4
1.6L I4

2-speed automatic
3-speed automatic
4-speed manual
5-speed manual

Daihatsu Charmant

Toyota Corolla

The Toyota Corolla is a compact car produced by the Japanese automaker Toyota, which has become very popular throughout the world since the nameplate was first introduced in 1966. In 1997, the Corolla became the best selling model in the world, with over 30 million sold as of 2007. Over the past 40 years, one Toyota Corolla car has been sold on average every 40 seconds. However, it has undergone several total redesigns. The modern Corolla shares only the name with the first generation car. The current North American Corolla is priced and sized in between the Toyota Yaris and the Toyota Camry.

The name Corolla is part of Toyota’s naming tradition of using the name Crown for their primary models, e.g. the Corona, which is Latin for crown, or the Corolla, which is Latin for small crown and Camry which is an Anglicized pronunciation of the Japanese term “kanmuri” meaning “crown”. One of Toyota’s first cars sold in the U.S was also called the Toyopet Tiara in 1960.

Corollas are currently manufactured in Japan, the United States (Fremont, California), the United Kingdom (Derbyshire), Canada (Cambridge, Ontario), Malaysia, China (Tianjin), Taiwan, South Africa, Brazil (Indaiatuba, S?o Paulo), Turkey, Philippines, Thailand, Venezuela, Pakistan and India.

The Corolla’s chassis designation code is “E”, as described in Toyota’s chassis and engine codes.


Toyota, NUMMI, Kanto Auto Works, Ltd.

1966 – present

Toyota Publica

Toyota Auris (hatchback, except Australia)

Subcompact (1966-1987)
Compact (1988-present)

Using the Corolla chassis
A slightly upmarket version called the Toyota Sprinter was sold in the Japanese home market. It was replaced in 2001 by the Toyota Allex, which was then replaced by the Toyota Blade in 2006. There have also been several models over the years, including the Corolla Ceres (and similar Sprinter Marino) hardtop, Corolla Levin and Sprinter Trueno sports coup?s and hatchbacks, and the Corolla FX hatchback, which became the Corolla RunX. The RunX was replaced by the Auris in 2006. A compact MPV named the Corolla Verso has also been released in European markets. Its Japanese counterpart is the Corolla Spacio, which has been discontinued as of the 10th generation. The US-market Scion xB is also sold in Japan as the Corolla Rumion.

Over the years, there have been rebadged versions of the Corolla, sold by General Motors, including the 1980s’ Holden Nova of Australia, and the Sprinter-based Chevrolet Nova, Chevrolet Prizm, and Geo Prizm (in the United States). The Corolla liftback (TE72) of Toyota Australia was at one point badged the T-18. The five-door liftback was sold with the Corolla Seca name in Australia and the nameplate survived on successive five-door models. The Daihatsu Charmant was produced with the E30 through E70 series.

The Chevrolet Nova was based on E80 Japanese Sprinter sedan and five-door liftback. The ChevroletGeo Prizm was produced with the E90 through E110 series.

Using the Corolla name
The Toyota Tercel was a front wheel drive spin-off of the rear wheel drive Corolla introduced in 1980, called the Corolla Tercel which later became its own model in 1984.

The Tercel Chassis was used again for the Corolla II hatchback. Toyota redesigned the Corolla for model year 2009.