Toyota Corolla – Oh What A Feeling


The Toyota Corolla is a lineup of compact and subcompact cars manufactured by the Japanese Automobile Maker Toyota. From 1966 to the present, Toyota Corolla has been manufactured for 12th generations. In 1974 the Corolla was one of the best-selling cars in the world. In 2016 Toyota Corolla reached a milestone of 44 million sold over 12 generations. In Tanzania, Toyota Corolla has historically been as popular as Mark II but in recent years, it’s popularity has decreased.

 Toyota Corolla has been in production from 1966 to the present. The 12th generation known as the Model E210 was in continuous production from 2018 to the present. It’s larger than preceding generations and was one of Toyotas advanced in technology built in that period. It features an array of technologies such as the standard Entune 3.0 Audio including an available 8-inch touch-screen display; voice recognition and music streaming via Bluetooth; hands-free phone capability; Scout GPS Link Compatible; Siri Eyes Free;  Apple CarPlay compatibility; DRCC (Dynamic Radar Cruise Control), PCS (Pre-Collision System), LDA (Lane Departure Alert) with Steer Assist, LTA (Lane Tracing Assist), AHB (Automatic High Beam), Active Noise Control, Pedestrian Detection System, Artificial Intelligence-Adaptive Suspension System Center Airbag and Driver Monitoring System.

Based on the countries, Corolla powered by the 1.2-liter 8NR-FTS turbo petrol, 1.8-liter 2XR-FXE Hybrid petrol, 2.0-liter petrol M20A-FKS or 2.0-liter M20A-FXS Hybrid petrol.

The 12th generation Toyota Corolla is offered with 4 engine options: These are a 1.2 L 8NR-FTS VVT-iW I4-T (petrol), 1.2 L 9NR-FTS VVT-iW I4-T (petrol, China version), 1.6 L 1ZR-FAE I4 (petrol), 1.6 L 1ZR-FBE I4 (petrol, Southeast Asia), 1.6 L 1ZR-FE I4 (petrol), 1.8 L 2ZR-FE I4 (petrol), 1.8 L 2ZR-FAE I4 (petrol), 1.8 L 2ZR-FBE I4 (petrol), 1.8 L 2ZR-FXE I4 (petrol-hybrid), 2.0 L M20A-FKS I4 (petrol) and 2.0 L M20A-FXS I4 (petrol-hybrid). They are mated to either a 6-speed manual (EG60), 7-speed simulated CVT (K120), or a 7/8-speed super CVT-I eCVT (K120) and available in front-engine, front-wheel-drive and front-engine, 4-wheel-drive.

Toyota Corolla Grades

L and the LE

The foundation trim level, the L, offers drivers a selection of covetable features like a USB port, Bluetooth connectivity, power windows, eight airbags, Bi-LED headlights, and LED Daytime Running Headlights (DRL). As you move up to the LE, you’ll see an integrated backup camera with projected path, automatic climate control, upgraded audio system, the Entune Audio with a 6.1-inch touch-screen display, premium fabric-trimmed seats and remote keyless entry.

LE Eco

This model is specially designed to be economy friendly. It receives an estimated 40 highway mpg according to EPA, making it a grand choice for those who value increased efficiency. Equipped with a valvematic engine technology, a 60/40 split fold-down rear seat with center armrest, a rear spoiler, and available 16-inch machined alloy wheels.

XLE and SE

As we go on into the super upper level of the trim spectrum, you’ll find that facilities are increased. The XLE will give drivers access to a Smart Key System on front doors and trunk with Push Button Start, multi-LED headlights with LED accent lights, Entune Audio Plus with Connected Navigation App, a power tilt/slide moonroof with sliding sunshade, driver and front passenger heated seats. Looking on to the SE, you’ll come across a sporty front fascia with gloss-black, a rear spoiler, mesh-pattern grille, an available Smart Key System on front doors and trunk with Push Button Start, and 17-inch machined alloy wheels with black-painted accents. You will also observe a leather-trimmed steering wheel with phone and audio controls.


The luxury models in the Corolla spectrum, the XSE will give you the right to use to all you could ever need out of your Toyota Corolla. You’ll get an Entune Premium Audio with Integrated Navigation and App Suite, a power tilt/slide moonroof with sliding sunshade, SofTex-trimmed front seats with an 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat and a 4-way adjustable front passenger seat with seatback pocket, driver and front passenger heated seats plus a Smart Key System on the front doors and trunk with a Push Button Start.


The Toyota Corolla’s interior looks so good, stimulating, and is easy to use, but the infotainment system is not user friendly.

The Toyota Corolla’s interior is super attractive and ahead of the one in the old Toyota Auris. Not only is the style and design more interesting to look at, but the materials give better sense than ever. It’s rigid to fault the build quality, too – the Corolla is well made and you won’t come across any loose trim as you might in a Citroen.

Admittedly, you have to go for the super upper trim-spec Toyota Corolla to get the attractive and best interior, but even standard-level variants get a leather-trimmed gear knob and steering wheel.

All Toyota Corolla models installed an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system positioned on top of the center console so that you hardly need to move your eyes in order to look at it.

Standard-level variants installed a small screen within the dials in front of the steering wheel while supper-spec variants installed a 7-inch screen instead. It looks precise and the graphics are up to date.


Car experts and enthusiasts are excited about what the new Toyota Corolla has to present to the automotive market. Corolla continues to be a runaway success year after year thanks to its advanced matching set of technology, powerful performance, and eye-catching designs and style. 

The 7-trim 12th generation Corolla lineup is presented in 8 electrifying colors – Black Sand Pearl, Classic Silver Metallic, Super White, Blizzard Pearl, Blue Crush Metallic, Celestite, Blueprint, and Barcelona Red Metallic. Check out the Corolla variants to have the perfect 12th generation Toyota Corolla to fit your style.


Even if you are really tall, the important thing is you won’t struggle to fit. The front seats can be extended away on their rail, and, although some competitors have a tad more headroom, you are not likely to feel hemmed in. The Corolla also has broader enough inside to keep some space between the driver and the passenger. 


Well, the door pockets are on the small side, but you will find an abundance of room elsewhere, thanks to enough trays and cubbies dotted about and a generous glove box. Also, you get the compulsory twin cupholders in the center console.

Toyota Corolla 12th generation is not so famous in the Tanzanian car market; service parts are priced higher and not commonly found in Tanzania. Body parts are as expensive as the car is still new in Tanzania. You can import its spare parts and other body parts through BE FORWARD by visiting the Auto Parts store.





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