TORONTO, Oct. 24 /CNW/ - Members of the Automobile Journalists
Association of Canada (AJAC) descended on Niagara-On-The-Lake for a week of
kicking the tires and putting the latest offerings from the auto industry
through their paces - and when the dust cleared, the 2009 Toyota Corolla was
declared a category winner, Best New Small Car Under $18,000, in the 2009
Canadian Car of the Year awards.
"We thank the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada for this
honour and for recognizing the great innovation, safety and quality of the
Corolla," said Sandy Di Felice, Director at Toyota Canada Inc. "We are very
excited about this important endorsement of the made-for-Canada Corolla as
Best New Small Car under $18,000."
AJAC crowned the Toyota Corolla CE with automatic transmission and "B
Package" trim level as the Best New Small Car Under $18,000. With a suggested
retail price of $17,740, this Canadian-built Corolla seats five in comfort and
style, and boasts incredible fuel efficiency, with a fuel consumption rating
of just 6.6L/100km (combined city/highway). Toyota Corolla is built at the
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada facilities in Cambridge, Ontario, and
Canadian input was an integral part of the design of the 2009 model.
"We completely redesigned the Toyota Corolla for the 2009 model year,
with more performance, more safety, more comfort and more style. We then added
many features tailored to driving in Canada," Ms. Di Felice noted. "From
pedals spaced to accommodate winter boots, to cup holders sized for the most
popular double-double in the country, it's no wonder the Toyota Corolla is a
favourite with Canadian drivers, time and time again."
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For further information:
For further information: Dawn Soulis, Manager, Public Relations, Toyota
Canada Inc., (416) 431-8333, firstname.lastname@example.org