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When you are out on the roadways, it would be very hard, not to see one, on the roadway. Now with the latest generation, driving in or out of town, the 2018 Toyota Corolla Altis 2.0V, was practical and a fun vehicle to drive. Inside the cabin, it could fit five average Filipino size, comfortably with height adjustable headrests, for all, to prevent whiplash in case of a collision, or simply to rest your head on a long journey.

The black sports leather seats, gave the vehicle a sense of luxury and the scent it omitted, especially on the start of the day, was not available in small canisters. Also, inside the cabin, front passenger side and driver side airbag, mounted on the steering wheel, curtain shield, side and driver side knee airbags were standard and a glove box for storage, plus stow compartments were all, strategically located inside, for a clutter free cabin. The optitron instrument cluster, kept the driver not only informed, of the vehicles condition, but also kept the driver awake, on day and night journeys with the bright glow lights, illuminated from the cluster. The automatic climate control air-conditioning, with clean air filter and the integrated entertainment center, wired to six speakers, that were in key places, inside the cabin, could keep the occupants, cool and stress free. A manually operated sunshade, from the rear windshield, not only protects the rear occupants, from the harmful rays of the sun, but helps maintain coolness inside the cabin.
To start the 2018 Toyota Corolla Altis 2.0V, was simple since this variant had the Smart key and push start system, just step on the brake pedal, then push the start button, located near the right side of the steering wheel. If the brake pedal was not depressed, and the start button was pressed, the accessory slot would be activated, the radio then could be operated. As the vehicle was driven near another vehicle ahead, front clearance sensors would emit an audible sound, to warn the driver that the vehicle was losing safe distance, over the vehicle in front. The rear parking sensors with back monitor, could also aid and prevent rear end collision, when executing a parking position and only if, the driver will make use of them, attentively.
The 2018 Toyota Corolla Altis 2.0V was pulled by a 3ZR-FE 1987cc dual VVT-I, DOHC, ACIS, 4-inline 16-valve petrol engine that could produce 145ps/6,200rpm and a maximum torque of 187Nm/3,600rpm bolted on to a smooth shifting 7-speed continuously variable transmission with sequential shift and paddle shifters. Whether driving in or out of town, the power produced by the engine was sufficient for daily use and hardly any delay, in engine response. To gain further fuel economy, an econo meter located on the instrument cluster, could warn the driver to ease on the accelerator, to be able to achieve better mileage. Stopping capability was achieved, with front ventilated disc brakes and rear solid disc brakes with ABS, EBD and BA. While the LED brake lights, were quick to glow, to further warn the vehicle behind and the front LED headlamps with auto levelling and DRL, combined with fog lamps, could beam with good density, the roadway ahead. The ride was comfortable and when tackling a turn, at extra-legal speeds, the grip of the OEM V-rated 215/45 R17 tires mounted on 17-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels, kept the vehicle on track up to a certain degree, now with traction control, on standby that would be cool. With low profile tires, avoiding bad roads, would be a better, option. This writer was not only thrilled about this test drive, but the fact that more amenities were now standard, on the 2018 Toyota Corolla Altis 2.0V CVT, extended test dates, would be appreciated.


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