|360-view of the exterior at Port Tomakomai|
|This 360-view of the interior|
Aricle by M. N. Afsher / Photography and Production Beyond StreetviewPort Tomakomai, Hokkaido Japan
The Toyota Corolla is a series of compact cars. It is the entry level line-up from the famous Japanese automaker. The main competitors of the Corolla are the Nissan Sunny, Honda Civic, Volkswagen Jetta and Ford Focus. Despite the competition, the Corolla has been popular since its introduction in 1966. In 1997, it became the bestselling car in the world, surpassing the Volkswagen Beetle.
The Toyota Corolla 2014 model is the eleventh generation. The body is branded with a curvier and more aerodynamic appearance. The performance was updated with sportier suspension, improved torque and improved fuel efficiency.
The 2014 Corolla sold in Toyota’s domestic market of Japan is designated the E-160. This variant is also sold in Hong Kong. The second variant is the E-170. This variant is sold in “International” markets outside Japan, including the United States. The E-170 is not just longer and wider than its domestic counterpart; it can be a significantly different vehicle in terms of power train and seating.
The Toyota Corolla E-160 has two versions. The Corolla Fielder is the version featured in this article. It is a 5-door wagon. There is also a sedan version called the Axio. It is offered in three colors, mine being the metallic silver.
The vehicle was rented by a 6-foot-tall American working near Tomakomai. He felt that the driver’s seat was tight getting into at first, but “just took getting used to.” Otherwise, there was plenty of room for 4 grown men and tool boxes in the back.
In terms of performance, it replaces a Toyota Land Cruiser perfectly in this environment. Most of the time, it was just one person commuting in the vehicle, but the winters in Tomakomai, Japan are extreme. The Fielder, equipped with 4-wheel drive, snow tires, keyless entry, heated rear view mirrors, and traction control, made light work of the snow and ice-covered roads of Tomakomai. In terms of carrying capacity, folding down the seat leaves plenty of room for tool boxes and equipment.
Under the Hood
The Toyota Fielder 2014 model comes in three engine types, and mine came with a 1496 cc 1NZ-FE engine and a super CVT-I transmission with a 4-Wheel-Drive System. The specification says that the engine has a maximum power of 81 KW at 6000 rpm, which is quite good for such a small car. It achieves as high as 18 km/liter on the highways and 14 km/liter on urban roads.
Features at a glance
|Model||Corolla Fielder 2014|
|Driving Type||Four-Wheel Drive|
|Steering Position||Right Hand Drive|
|Transmission||Automatic, CVT – i|
|Engine Type||1NZ-FE, DOHC, 4 Cylinders, 16 Valves|
|Number of Doors||5|
|Special Features||Heated Mirrors, Keyless Entry, Snow Tires,Tractions Control|
The Toyota Corolla Fielder is a good choice when looking at pure commute. It’s also a comfortable and economical mode of transportation for a technician vehicle or even a family vehicle.. If economy is a key factor, the Fielder can do the exact same work as a bigger vehicle without the financial drain, and therefore outperformed the SUV where it mattered most to us, even considering the difficult winter-driving conditions in Tomakomai, Hokkaido, Japan. .
25 April 15