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Toyota Corolla Spacio E110, 1 generation, restyling 04.1999 - 04.2001

1 generation, restyling
(E110) 04.1999 - 04.2001
GF-AE111N, GF-AE115N
1 generation, restyling
The Toyota Corolla Spacio was embodied in the idea of ​​creating a multi-seater based on the Toyota Corolla sedan. The first generation Corolla Spacio was released in 1997. It was a five-door minivan with two or three rows of seats, providing for four, five or six people in different layouts of the passenger compartment. Like any minivan, the Corolla Spacio has excellent transformation capabilities, especially in the “2-2-2” version, where two child seats are built in the middle row, which, if necessary, are quickly brought to a ready state, and if you fold the backs of this row forward, you will picnic table with cup holders. The front passenger seat can be rotated 180 degrees, it is possible to fold both back rows and get a big trunk. There is also the “2-0-2” option, which provides maximum space for the rear passengers, but the classic “2 + 3” version is not much different from the usual station wagon.
 The Corolla Spacio lineup is presented with many trim levels, where in the richest version the car is equipped with roof rails, folding electric mirrors, a rear spoiler, original design alloy wheels, a large panoramic sunroof, a central locking with remote control, power windows, climate control system with additional air ducts for second-row passengers, CD-player, digital instrument panel, navigation system, rear view camera. Do not count the various boxes and cup holders dispersed throughout the cabin, especially in a six-seater configuration. When traveling, if necessary, you can use the 12V / 120W power outlet available in the cabin.

 Corolla Spacio is equipped with 4-cylinder in-line engines of 1.6 and 1.8 liters with a DOHC system. At the same time, the 1.6-liter engine is installed on front-wheel drive modifications, and the 1.8-liter - on cars with all-wheel drive. Given the relatively light weight of the model, even 110 “horses” of the 1.6-liter engine are more than enough for everyday city operation, and at the same time they will allow you to feel quite confident on the track, not to mention the 120-horsepower 1.8-liter engine. Both motors belonging to the A series are quite unpretentious in operation and have a good margin of reliability and resource.

 Corolla Spacio's ride height - and this is 160 mm - will allow you to get off a good road into a country road, but if the car is also equipped with 4WD, then it will not hurt the bad weather (without fanaticism, of course). Still, the FullTime system is used here, a real permanent all-wheel drive with a symmetrical center differential and a hydromechanical locking clutch. The fully independent suspension (both front and rear - McPherson strut struts) provides a smooth and pleasant ride, excellent stability and handling. And maneuvering in a car is a pleasure when you consider that the minimum turning radius is 4.8 meters. For safety, Corolla Spacio fully meets the most stringent needs of its time. Normally, the car is equipped with driver and passenger front airbags, seat belts with pretensioners and load limiters, locking mechanisms for child seats, stiffeners in the doors, ABS system (anti-lock braking system). For later models, an auxiliary brake system (Brake Assist) is provided. A tire pressure monitoring system is an additional safety option in expensive trim levels.

 The Corolla Spacio is a great example of how you can get a compact and very roomy minivan for its size, while creating an excellent alternative to ordinary Corolla sedans and station wagons and other representatives of this large family. Corolla Spacio should be of considerable interest to families with young children and travel enthusiasts, for the latter in particular - more powerful all-wheel drive options.