In March 2015, Toyota introduced updated versions of the Corolla Axio sedan and Corolla Fielder station wagon. External changes include a new front design: headlights and a front upper grille in Toyota's current corporate identity, a large bumper air intake and round fog lights. The rear lights and bumper have also changed. In addition to these and other changes, one of the main features of the restyled models was the presence of a complex of Toyota Safety Sense C. safety systems. The main technical innovation is the Atkinson’s 1.5-liter 2NR-FKE gasoline engine.
Inside, Toyota Corolla Fielder changes a little. The upholstery of the seats and interior panels has been improved, and side deflectors for the new airflow have appeared. For the better in terms of design, the versatile versions of the Aerotourer and WxB are different. In the spring of 2016, the lineup was supplemented by a special edition model + Red. This performance, based on the well-equipped version of G, is easy to recognize by the presence of features such as a red insert in the lower front grille, red stitching of the seats and steering wheel braids. In 2016, anniversary versions appeared in the Fielder series, the release of which was timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Corolla, they are distinguished by a special pattern: the front lower grille, Bi-Beam LED headlights, sports seats with combined upholstery (fabric and artificial leather), red elements decor in the interior, red stitching for the seat trim, steering wheel and gear knob.
The main difference between the restyled Corolla Fielder (E160) of the 2015-2017 line was the appearance of a new 1.5-liter 2NR-FKE gasoline engine, which is installed in front-wheel drive models with a CVT. Instead of the Otto cycle traditional for conventional ICEs, this unit operates according to the Atkinson cycle, which was previously used only in hybrid power plants. The engine has a high compression ratio (13.5), an upgraded exhaust gas recirculation system with cooling, and the VVT-iE electronic valve timing system. Fuel consumption is small - 23 km / l or 4.3 l per 100 km in the JC08 test cycle. Power indicators in comparison with 1NZ-FE have not changed: power 109 hp, torque 136 Nm. The 1NZ-FE unit continues to be installed in front-wheel drive versions with a manual gearbox, as well as in all-wheel drive versions with CVT. Hybrid models still use a power plant combining a 1.5-liter 1NZ-FXE (74 hp and 111 Nm) and an electric motor (61 hp and 169 Nm) with a total capacity of 100 liters. with. The station wagon lacks the basic modification with a 1.3-liter 1NR-FE engine (95 hp), which the Corolla Axio sedan has, but Fielder has a powerful version with a 1.8-liter 140-horsepower 2ZR-FAE, which makes the 5-door car noticeably more playful.
The combination of strut struts in the front and a semi-independent torsion bar in the rear is typical of a compact class. It may not be the best option in terms of comfort, but it is simple and reliable. Four-wheel drive (individual modifications) - type ATC with electromechanical clutch rear wheels. The external dimensions of the Corolla Fielder station wagon (E160) are as follows: length 4400 mm (40 mm longer than the dorestyling version), width 1695 mm, height 1460-1485 mm. Wheelbase 2600 mm. The minimum turning radius is relatively small - 4.9 meters. Interior dimensions: 1945 x 1430 x 1200 (L x W x H). The trunk has a volume of 407 liters. It has an upper curtain, an additional compartment in the floor. The folding back of the back sofa allows you to increase it to 872 liters with a maximum loading length of 2025 mm. Opening dimensions: 1070 by 735 mm.
The new Toyota Safety Sense C safety system based on radar and camera includes the Pre-collision System (PCS) collision avoidance function, which operates at speeds of 10-80 km / h, the Lane Departure Alert (LDA), and the automatic control system high beam headlights Automatic High Beam (AHB). In 2015, Toyota Corolla Fielder for achieving high standards of active safety receives the maximum rating in Japan - ASV +.
Recall, with the advent of the next generation in 2012, in the domestic market in Toyota they decided to return Corolla to the roots - in the compact car segment. Sedans are labeled Axio and station wagons are Fielder. Both models were completely redesigned, the dimensions of the bodies were reduced, making the car more maneuverable, but the interior remained moderately spacious. The presence of a hybrid motor, the interest in which is steadily growing, is another significant plus. Cons can be called a significant savings in decoration, low clearance, a small fuel tank.