Toyota Corolla Levin Car Reviews | NRMA Motoring & Services

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Toyota Corolla Levin


Author: NRMA Motoring 1 March 2000

With the end of Corolla production, Toyota has progressively introducing the new fully Corolla range and there are now 14 to choose from.

There is a of two body styles (sedan or two transmissions (five-speed manual or automatic) and four equipment Sedan equipment grades are the the Conquest and the Ultima, while the offers these, plus a Levin version (tested).

The model Ascent is expected to for just over 50 per cent of Corolla sales. A manual is priced at $20,390, with the version costing $22,100. As for all new models, there is no difference in between sedans and liftbacks.

Next is the Conquest at $24,220, the Levin at $25,100 and the Ultima the range at $28,560. These are prices, add around $1,700 for None of these prices dealer or statutory charges.

levels have been across the Corolla range. The 1.6 engine has gone, with the 1.8 EFI-equipped twin cam multi-valve now a standard fitment. All versions a driver’s airbag, power power exterior mirrors, locking, tilt-adjustable steering an engine immobiliser and variable wipers.

All liftbacks have a split/fold rear seat.

Conquest up, there’s air conditioning, front windows, full trim, an alarm system panic mode, remote a CD player and driver’s seat adjustment. The Conquest liftback has a spoiler.

Added features on the Levin anti-lock brakes and rear alloy wheels, front body spoiler, sports a mesh radiator grille, steering wheel and gear

Ultimas have all these plus a front passenger a 6-disc in-dash CD player, rear windows, different alloy wheels, ‘high-grade’ seats, velour trim, and chrome window mouldings.

The isn’t as big on the inside as its appearance may Front legroom is satisfactory for size adults but those long legs might for a bit more space. Front comfort and support in the Levin tested rated as good.

With the front seats set back, rear legroom is restricted and suited mainly to children. Rear headroom is limited in the liftback versions.

The has good load space, the option to increase it further (in and the Ultima sedan) by folding the split backrest and the one-piece The only catch when the cushion (to obtain a flat area) is that the front need to be slid forward a of notches.

For drivers, the Corolla’s and control layout mostly a familiar and easy to use pattern, the sound system looks a out of place stuck up in the centre of the and it’s a stretch to reach. The instruments are designed to project a look, but I found the orange particularly hard to read in daylight conditions.

The Levin’s sporty pretensions are much limited to its handling and its as the performance is nothing special, in the automatic version tested.

My with the manual versions is quite good performance is in the higher rev ranges, but automatics better with engines produce good torque at low rpm. The test car’s was harsh at times when it to change down for better

One of the biggest improvements with latest Corolla range has in the areas of handling and roadholding. The felt stable and secure in all with a reassuringly solid on the road.

The steering is quite compared to some other assisted systems, but in the Levin this adds to the sporty

With its four discs and equipment, the Levin put in an impressive performance. It pulled up in short during emergency stopping from 80 to 0 km/h and displayed resistance to fade under use.


At the same time as a fresh and more youthful with its appearance, and upgrading to levels that would been unheard of in years by, the latest fully imported range remains faithful to the that have made model such a huge for so many years.

Buyers Corollas to be reliable to own, to operate and easy to live and judging by the build quality, the results and our experience so far, new range should have no meeting these ideals.

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