Toyota Corolla 2008 New Generation Review

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Toyota Corolla is a compact car with class and style. Toyota Corolla 2008 boasts of a spacious and high quality interior and excellent fuel economy. New Corolla inherits its high reliability from previous models.
A 1.8-litre 16-valve Variable Valve Timing-intelligence (VVT-i) four-cylinder engine providing 132hp at 6,000-rpm powers Toyota Corolla. Different Corolla trims are available CE, which is the base model, S and LE. Corolla CE comes with a five-speed manual transmission while the S and LE trims are equipped with a four-speed automatic transmission system.

Safety features are standard in the new Toyota Corolla. S and LE models come with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS). Safety and stability features like front passenger airbags, side curtain airbag, front seat side-airbags, brake assist, and traction control are standard in all Corolla models.

Provided in all Corolla models are CD player, FM/AM radio, outside temperature monitor air conditioning system, and power mirrors. S model adds fog lights among other features. LE trim boasts of more features like power windows and keyless entry. High-end Toyota Corolla may also include DVD player, Satellite radio and Navigation system.

Toyota Corolla models in Nigeria come with automatic rain sensor and High Intensity Discharge (HID) head light. There is also a 1.4 litre engine model in Nigeria. Corolla 1.8 litre engine models may also be fitted with six-speed manual transmission system. For smooth driving in bad roads, Corolla is equipped with McPherson Strut Suspension.

Toyota Corolla has impressive fuel efficiency with 2008 EPA figures of 26 mpg city and 35 mpg highway. Corolla fuel tank capacity is 42 litres or 50 liters. Corolla is also equipped with 60/40-split folding rear seat.

In Nigeria, Corolla can also go as GLI 1.5, 1.4 GLI, 1.4 XLI, 1.8 XLI or GLI 1.8.

Optional features for new generation Toyota Corolla include:

  • Power windows (CE and S)
  • Cruise control
  • Traction control
  • Brake assist

Prices of a brand new Corolla 1.8 litre should start at about N2.9 million. Used (Tokunbo) Corolla will vary between N250,000 to up to N2.5 million depending on the year of manufacture and fittings.

Toyota Nigeria and her partners are the major distributors of Corolla in Nigeria. You get a three years or 100,000 Km warranty whichever comes first, on each Toyota Corolla you buy from these dealers.

Rely on these dealers for your genuine parts.

Other services offered by these Toyota dealers include original spare parts, state of the art service centres, leasing and body shop.

Visit our Toyota Authorised distributor page for a list of Toyota dealer locations (address and/or phone number) in Nigeria.

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Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article Toyota Corolla 2008 New Generation Review was written by Paschal Okafor. The article was last modified: April 15th, 2016
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