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5 hours ago, CNX said:

It may be the end of an era for Sri Lankan motoring. Unless they offer a 1.2 CVT later or the present tax structure changes, the new version of the corolla which dominated the Sri Lankan market for over 30 years will end up being more expensive than a BMW 3 series, mercedes C class or an Audi A4!

Mercedes Japan has launched the new E-Class powered by 1.5 L gasoline engine. The new GLB is powered by 1.3 L engine. According to the present tax structure it will be cheaper than the new Corolla. 

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11 hours ago, Hyaenidae said:

What if Sri Lankans start preferring MTs over Autos so they can own a BN Corolla

99% of our drivers can barely drive an automatic and stay on the road straight....you really think our lazy, selfish, road-m***ns will want to drive an AT ? On the other hand..since our guys are under the impression that MT always save fuel and they are thel higannas..they might flock behind the MT with a 1.2L engine as that is like a double wish for the thel higannas...wait for the adverts claiming 45.749 kmpl :D

8 hours ago, Prangi said:

Mercedes Japan has launched the new E-Class powered by 1.5 L gasoline engine. The new GLB is powered by 1.3 L engine. According to the present tax structure it will be cheaper than the new Corolla. 

 

Why drive a Corolla when we can drive a Merc ? HA HA HA....we already have a higher consentration of Merc and BMWs than most other developed countries....now we will have more ! This is what happens when we elect kakille rajjuruwo and his band of imbeciles in to office. 

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Market is already flooded with Euros you can easily find over 100 of unregistered C-class, X1, X2, 3-series, Audis ...

Most of them have no clue as to what they are purchasing, i know of a person who brought a X1 and have been using it for a past year or so but did not know it had only 3 cylinders. His argument as it is a 1.5L it should be having 4.

Countless fellows having issues in servicing / support on personal imports, there is a good opportunity for someone there for a good startup.

I have a Euro which i use occasionally and sparingly when I want to go out of City or during off peak. But for a daily driver or as only car a Euro could be a pain in the A**.

When you want trouble free motoring nothing beat a Jap (made in Japan or other wise)

Axios/ Allions/ Premios gave trouble free motoring for the average person for whom it delivered motoring utility of a front loading washing machine. They will be sadly miss.

By the way I love the Corolla they nailed it this time, Audi A3 with no vises

 

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15 hours ago, Hyaenidae said:

What if Sri Lankans start preferring MTs over Autos so they can own a BN Corolla

back in 2007-2008 there was an influx of manual yaris cos they were marginally cheaper than their automatic counterparts... pretty sure with the Manual being cheaper anyway with the smaller engine resulting in a low tax our guys will be importing this. 

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Is there any specific reason why they dropped CVT from 1.2L sedan while offering the same in the hatch?

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3 hours ago, matroska said:

back in 2007-2008 there was an influx of manual yaris cos they were marginally cheaper than their automatic counterparts... pretty sure with the Manual being cheaper anyway with the smaller engine resulting in a low tax our guys will be importing this. 

1.2 L 6MT is only available in the highest grade WxB and is priced over 1.8L WxB only the Hybrids are expensive

They must be aiming at the Sportier segment who prefer a manual transmission as this is the only manual model offered

 

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18 minutes ago, kush said:

 

They must be aiming at the Sportier segment who prefer a manual transmission as this is the only manual model offered

 

Well that makes sense from Toyota's perspective.... if the tax structures remain the same we will still see them here but not on the  usual CHR scale. 

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4 hours ago, hrm said:

Is there any specific reason why they dropped CVT from 1.2L sedan while offering the same in the hatch?

The 6MT is positioned as a more engaging drive. The 1.8 gasoline replaced the 1.5L because the 1.8L apparently offered a smoother (and quieter) ride than the 1.5L whilst giving the same economy and emissions as the older 1.5L engines. 

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The Modellista kits for the Corolla Sedan and Corolla Touring Wagon...now that is a nice looking wagon :D

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wow, did they copy the face from the Donkey 580?

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22 minutes ago, vag2 said:

wow, did they copy the face from the Donkey 580?

are you mentally challenged or blind or both ? This whole Donkey comments being thrown around by several members is nothing short of annoying and is getting really old and complete waste of any and all valuable posts and threads and actually is crossing over to spamming. Spamming is a "ban"-able offense on the forum.

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1 minute ago, Skyonline said:

Renault Kwid facelift launch on October 1, 2019

 

Dude, this is the "Japanese car news thread"

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The new Toyota GrandAce will be sold in Japan as a luxury mini executive coach.

Since the Alphard/Vellfire is going ot merge in to one vehicle Toyota wants to put this as a larger option.

 New car Grand Ace (Tokyo Motor Show 2019 Toyota body booth display model)New car Grand Ace (Tokyo Motor Show 2019 Toyota body booth display model)New car Grand Ace (Tokyo Motor Show 2019 Toyota body booth display model)4-row 8-seater design sketch

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The new Mirai looks like an actual car !
So excited to be in Tokyo in just a few weeks 2764.png?_nc_eui2=AeE6Gj7V_tjA69rV7fEMsb❤️

The official release is at the Tokyo Motorshow and will be on sale from late 2020 onwards.

So range on a tank of Hydrogen for this is 845km ish (current one is 500 something)...interesting. It based on the TNGA-N platform (which is what the Crown and Lexus LS is based on

It does look like an Audi and someone tried to stick an Aqua/Vitz nose and molded a Supra boot lip spoiler to it....

 

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On 9/19/2019 at 12:53 PM, hrm said:

Is there any specific reason why they dropped CVT from 1.2L sedan while offering the same in the hatch?

 Toyota has introduced 1.2 turbo engine + CVT combo for Corolla wagon in Europe region. So If one needs a wagon they can get it from UK.

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On 9/21/2019 at 8:37 PM, iRage said:

The Modellista kits for the Corolla Sedan and Corolla Touring Wagon...now that is a nice looking wagon :D

上から、カローラ ツーリング MODELLISTA AERO KIT、カローラ MODELLISTA、カローラ ツーリング MODELLISTA AERO KITRES_326592_1_2.jpgRES_326592_1_3.jpgRES_326592_1_11.jpgRES_326592_1_12.jpg

If I have the money, this would be my choice!!!

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Its so cute !

DaihatsuToyota Copen GR Sports 2764.png?_nc_eui2=AeE6Gj7V_tjA69rV7fEMsb❤️

Its like adorable ! Would be a fun little thing to drive with customized suspension and increased rigidity....MT starts at 2.4mil and the CVT 2..3mil....times were much simpler when the MT was actually cheaper than the ATs 1f642.png?_nc_eui2=AeE8De-LUMt-M7yzb_RIt:)

If you already have a normal Copen or can only afford a normal Copen, Gazoo Racing offers the BODY kit and accessories separately. So you won't be getting the added welds and the upgraded suspension and braces (although the latter two can be sourced as replacement parts or OEM parts :) )

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