Saudi Arabia’s automotive industry has seen huge growth between 2005 and 2015. The rising demand in the local market has led to an increase in interest from the government, helping the country to turn into a regional hub for automobiles.
According to research published by Focus2Move, light vehicles sales almost doubled from 0.4 million in 2005 to 0.9 million by the end of 2015. Car passengers account for 77.8% of the total market, with Toyota leading comfortably, with about 60 other competitors are still trying to make their mark.
With the launch of the 2016 Toyota Corolla, the Japanese auto maker has hit a new high. The new version is an upgrade that is known for providing a trouble-free and comfortable driving experience. Corolla has been one of the preferred options for almost four decades now due to its dependability and fuel efficiency.
What’s New in the 2016 Model?
This is the third model of the 11th global generation of the Corolla. It is a real update and the special edition model has some exterior revisions too, giving it a stylish look. It comes in three colors, with special glass-black 17-inch alloy wheels. It is far more engaging and interesting than the previous versions.
The interior is black with red contrast stitching and door accents, making it a perfect combination of striking elegance and sophistication. Overall, it has an athletic design that will please you.
The company has done its best to keep up with the latest technology and enhance the driving experience. It offers keyless ignition with the Smartkey system, while also featuring special floor mats and badges. The power moonroof and Entune Premium Audio system with navigation, as well as the app suite set the bar even higher for competitors.
Performance and Value
Toyota is known for delivering great performance machines at relatively cheaper prices and the 2016 Toyota Corolla takes the legacy forward. It comes in two different choices of 1.8 liter 4-cylinder engines. The engine fitted in the L, LE and S models is rated at 132 horsepower, while its counterpart, which comes with the LE Eco version, offers 140 horsepower and is more fuel efficient.
The valves are allowed to float while coasting and reduce the drag when driving at higher speeds. The price is pretty good for the value it delivers.
The gearbox features continuously variable transmission (CVT) and the company has tuned it well to give linear feel while accelerating at slow and moderate speeds. It takes about one second less than the previous models to clock speeds from 0 to 60 mph.
The infotainment interface also needs special mention. This highly user-friendly car will give you a pleasant ride in the city as well as on the highway.