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KIA: Now it's the edgy, wedgy Koup

Kia continues to pleasantly surprise the South African car market with its growing product choice. The addition of the sexily sporty, 225km/h, Koup, says DAVE FALL, has just made things even better.

'Sprinter' added-value for Corolla range

2006-09-01 18:29

The new Toyota Corolla 'Sprinter'

The new Sprinter range builds further on the already generous specification level of the GLS derivatives in each of the three engine sizes and replaces these models in the Corolla range. It also marks the return of the Sprinter name to the Corolla range for the first time in 10 years.

Externally the Corolla Sprinter is differentiated from the GLS by the addition of a body colour boot lid spoiler; 16-inch alloy wheels - as used on the RunX RSi models; body colour side protection mouldings and door handles, and "Sprinter" badges.

The interior specification draws from the Corolla GSX specification with its leather covered steering wheel and remote audio controls.

Dark grey leather seat facings are standard with silver stitching providing a pleasing contrast. Door trim panels are also in dark grey leather with a Corolla Sprinter logo embroidered into the panel. Carpets are in black with grey edging.

Features of the special edition Corolla Sprinter include:

  • Leather seat facings and door trim panels (dark grey in colour), incorporating 'Sprinter' logo.
  • Leather-covered steering wheel with remote audio controls.
  • Radio/CD combination with integrated 6-CD shuttle
  • Colour coded door handles and side protection mouldings.
  • All-aluminium, fuel injected engines in 1,4-litre, 1,6-litre, and 1,8-litre capacities.
  • Disc brakes front and rear.
  • Power steering.
  • Transponder key immobiliser system and radio frequency remote alarm.
  • Central locking with selective unlock feature.
  • Driver and passenger airbags with seat pre-tensioners and force limiters for the front seats.
  • ABS brakes with electronic brake force distribution (EBD)
  • Whiplash reducing front seat design
  • Air-conditioning
  • Height adjustment for the driver's seat
  • Multi function trip computer.
  • Electric windows at the front and power remote control for the side mirrors.


    Corolla Sprinter 140i R155 000
    Corolla Sprinter 160i R168 500
    Corolla Sprinter 180i R178 100

    Prices include VAT and a 5 year/90 000 kilometre service plan.


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