is minimal body-roll at the corners. Mention must be made of the redesigned front seats that cocoon your backthe result: even on harsh cornering, your back will remain stuck to the seat. Then, the electric power steering offers good feedback. The new Corolla is comfortable, feels planted and rides better than many other cars in its segment.
All variants of the car come with dual front airbags, ABS, EBD and Brake Assist. On empty roads near Nandi Hills we did some really harsh braking manoeuvres with the car and it responded confidently. Toyota also claims that the cars rigid body construction will absorb most impacts in the unfortunate event of an accident.
Lets get it straight. The new Corolla still doesnt look as stylish as the Elantra, its cabin quality still doesnt match that of the Jetta, and it still is not as fun to drive as the Octavia, yet it comes across as a more competent car than many others in its segment. Add to that Toyotas reliability. To be launched by the end of this month, if Toyota is able to price the car aggressivelywhich it shouldthe worlds favourite car might just lead Indias executive segment once again.