The Toyota Corolla 2018 arrives in Venezuela and is now assembled locally

The Toyota Corolla began to be assembled in Venezuela, although it will only be produced 20 units per month. The sedan is offered in two versions, always with engine 2.0 143 CV change and CVT.

Venezuela is going through a serious political and economic crisis, crossing in the now a process hiperinfalcionario for the first time in its history, to achieve the inflation a 50.6 per cent only during the last month of October.

The inflation figures are so high, that the central bank has launched a new banknote of 100,000 Bolivars, the highest denomination in its history, and that, oddly enough, only displays the number “100” on the front and back.

In this context, it is incredible that occur launches of new models and even more incredible that a company decides to assemble them in Venezuela. However the vision of the companies goes beyond the current context, and perhaps in the medium and long term is that the japanese firm took the decision start assembling the Toyota Corolla in Venezuela.

With 60 years of presence in Venezuela, Toyota continues to stand by its presence in this Latin american market in the face of adversity. Clear that their expectations are modest and just plan to produce 20 units per month of this seventh generation of the Toyota Corolla, with a total production of 100 units per month at its plant in Cumana, where the 80% will be represented by their models Hilux and Fortuner.

The range of the Toyota Corolla 2018 to Venezuela will be made up of two levels of termination referred to XEi and GLi, always with gasoline engine of 2.0 liters that developed 143 BHP of power and a maximum torque of 187 Nm, with the ability to work interchangeably with gasoline and CNG, only in combination with a change automatic type CVT.

The endowment of series includes ABS brakes with EBD, ISOFIX, front airbags, airbag knee for the driver, air conditioning, electric windows, power mirrors, central locking with remote control, steering wheel with height adjustment, system information and entertainment touch screen, SD, MP3, Bluetooth and six speakers, and wheels of 16 inches.

GLi add also automatic climate control, mirrors folding electrically, trip computer, rear view camera, upholstery leather – , multifunction steering wheel, headlamps and rear LED, rear spoiler, etc

The suggested prices in Venezuela the Toyota Corolla 2018 are the following:

  • 2.0 i 143 HP AT XEi 145.600.000 bolivars (43.500 dollars)
  • 2.0 i 143 HP AT GLi 162.600.000 bolivars (48.300$)