Toyota Corolla 2011 facelift in Oman and UAE
The hottest news of the week in the UAE is that Toyota is having a fire-sale of 2010 models for 4 days, starting today. While this may seem overly generous to some, the truth is the showrooms are making way for the arrival of 2011 models. And the first of those will be the facelifted 2011 Toyota Corolla, which is already available in Oman. Interestingly, it is quietly available in the UAE too.
According to a copy-paste press release on the Oman Observer, the 2011 Toyota Corolla is now available at Omani dealers. Unexpectedly, we saw the new model on our trip to a Toyota showroom in Dubai tonight for that disappointing fire-sale.
It looks like the new model features new front and rear bumpers and slightly changed tail lights.
Other obvious changes include chrome trim on the grille, new alloy wheels, reshaped headlights and maybe some new interior trim, although it looks pretty much unchanged. Basic models still get 15-inch steel wheels with hubcaps, while higher models get 16-inch alloys, fog lamps and a rear spoiler.
While engine choices remain the same, with a 107 hp 1.6-litre and a 130 hp 1.8-litre, the big news on the mechanical side is the available 6-speed manual replacing the old 5-speed one, though this will likely not have any effect in the automatic-happy Emirates.
The new 2011 model is already in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah showrooms, alongside 2010 models.
Keen enthusiasts know that while the new-for-2008 Corolla models were built in Japan, but from some point in 2009, GCC dealers started importing Corolla 1.8 models made in Taiwan instead, possibly built by an outsourced carmaker that have since launched their own brand, Luxgen.
All salesmen were too busy due to the fire-sale, but the displayed price for the golden 2011 Corolla XLi 1.8 model with alloys, rear spoiler and cloth seats is Dhs 74,000. We estimate a base price of Dhs 60,000.
Keep track of updates in the Toyota Corolla buyer guide.
what ever they do, change the bumpers or tail ligts,
a corolla wil be a corolla only
a Stupid Corolla
mostly liked by paisa saving guys
one of my employee said ” Corolla tho ghade ki tarha gaadi hai, aree iss accha tho bail gaadi hai”
concerning the tiawanise made corolla only the 1.8l comes from tiawan, the 1.6l still come from japan. when i bought one i made sure it was japan made one… simple just look at the driver side door the country of orgin is mentioned
Mashfique Hussain Chowdhury
^There were no 1.6L models displayed so I couldn’t catch.
prado the great
u will be suprised even the sales people dont know that
@feroz, yar i don’t think most people will understand what your employee said..if they’re not from the subcontinent, that is..
@feroz well said Corolla is a Stupid car on the road !!!
guys respect corolla and yaris , tidda and accent etc etc…
considering the pace of fuel prices…
one might have to shift to them!
they are the future cars 🙂
i think its nice looking car… very decent and practical…. but the price is high.. i mean the base camry i think is arround 72,000 DH..
@kaiz83: well said bro’!! will need to commute daily to AUH starting october and thinking to shift to a TIIDA because of the petrol prices.
The base camry is 86,000 Dh now.
The new corolla’s rear looks like Lexus IS-issh. IMO
^ no, i don’t see it..
@Kvp Are u ok ? I think you are eyes are not fine .. From where corolla looks like lexus?? rear??? Please look at it again
@ feroz :corolla a stupid car???? u find a car giving high mileage… having low maintenance amnt… which gives repective power a “stupid” car !!!!!???? then its high time that u n ya emplyee realise that its a “super car”!!!!! n … its not alwayz the paisa saving guys hu buy corola…. its the “sensible guys” hu own cars like corola !!!!