The design of the ninth-generation Toyota Corolla was revised again in April 2004. Outside, the sedan changed the false radiator grill and hood, fenders, front bumper, installed a new 4-lamp head optics, updated rear combination lights, and large reversing lights located on the trunk lid near the license plate, which was an excellent visual improvement. The interior of the car was also reconstructed. In general, all the changes made Corolla more representative and luxurious both outside and inside. Modernization of the 1NZ-FE engine allowed to reduce fuel consumption, and the diesel engine was eliminated.
The front panel of the Toyota Corolla interior has been significantly modernized, and the interior decor has been improved. The windshield effectively cuts off infrared rays. Electrically folding mirrors became standard equipment for all specifications, in a top-end configuration appeared an 8-position electric adjustment of the driver's seat, suede leather upholstery, and a smart key system. An interesting offer of 2005 was a relatively inexpensive, but rich package of X HID Limited, which was created on the basis of the standard version of X. In it, the car is equipped with discharge headlights, wood inserts on the front panel and on the armrests of the doors, a digital climate control panel with automatic air conditioning, which uses an air filter with almost 100% pollen removal, and also eliminates unpleasant odors.
In the top-end modification, the Toyota Corolla sedan is still equipped with a 1ZZ-FE engine with a variable valve timing system VVT-i, which provides optimal valve opening and improved combustion, which in turn reduces fuel consumption, gives good traction characteristics and even torque distribution, making driving more efficient. The maximum power is 132 hp. (for all-wheel drive models - 125 hp). The least powerful in the line are models with the 2NZ-FE engine (1.3 L, 87 HP). And the most common are modifications with a 1NZ-FE unit (1.5 l) - 109 hp in the front-wheel drive version and 105 hp with 4WD. All engines are aluminum, light and compact, economical, but also extremely sensitive to oil quality. In December 2004, the one and a half liter 2WD models reached even higher environmental performance and met the SU-LEV standard. The Corolla E120 suspension deserves flattering words, which, as before, provides the optimal combination of handling and comfort. At the same time, she demonstrates amazing resilience even in conditions of Russian roads; The advantages include ease of maintenance and the availability of spare parts. In combination with all-wheel drive (1.5 L and 1.8 L with automatic transmission), the car will allow the driver to feel more confident in adverse weather conditions, while we note that models with 4WD have a fully independent suspension (rear on double wishbones) . During the production of the Toyota Corolla E120 series, the dimensions of the sedan changed slightly. In later versions, its external dimensions were 4410 x 1695 x 1470 mm. Interior dimensions: 1925 x 1430 x 1230 mm. The boot volume in this generation is 437 liters (VDA).
Safety Toyota Corolla 2004-2006 defines the following set of systems: airbags for the driver and front passenger (at the top of the range there are side airbags and curtain airbags), front seat belt pretensioners and load limiters, ISOFIX fasteners, ABS system with EBD and brake assist system. Options also included a car skid control system. It should be noted that the sedan has a GOA body with improved passive safety performance.
A balanced set of characteristics, high quality materials and workmanship contributed to the fact that the ninth generation Toyota Corolla in the designated period became one of the best-selling cars in the history of Toyota, and its production was organized in sixteen countries around the world. Cars of this family held a strong position in the secondary market, thanks to the optimal combination of price and technical condition. In the right-hand drive segment of Corolla, models with an engine of 1.5 liters are interesting, although 1.8 LUXEL will be the best option for the configuration and power of the unit.