Corolla Axio

History

The tenth generation Corolla was released in Japan on October 10, 2006. The sedan is known as the Corolla Axio. The name was created from the Greek word "axia", meaning "things with value".

The dimensions for the Corolla sold in Japan are smaller than vehicles made for export so as to remain in compliance with Japanese government regulations concerning exterior dimensions and engine displacement.

 

Safety

The Corolla comes standard with dual front airbags, front and rear row side curtain airbags and front row side torso airbags. ABS and active headrests are also standard.  Beginning in 2009 (2010 model year), Toyota's Vehicle Stability Control and traction control became standard on all trims. 

In Euro NCAP testing the Corolla became the first 5-star rated vehicle in the C-segment. 

Euro NCAP scores:
Adult Occupant: 5/5 stars
Child Occupant: 4/5 stars
Pedestrian: 3/4 stars

 

Other Features & Equipment

A rear-view monitor displays an image of the area to the rear of the vehicle while backing up to reduce the burden on the driver when parking (standard on all Corolla Axio models).

The optional advanced Intelligent Parking Assist system supports steering operations when parallel parking and backing into a parking space. Ultrasonic sensors installed on the front of the vehicle detect other parked vehicles and, based on the results, estimate the physical dimensions of a vacant parking space and set the target parking position.

The Corolla Axio features a new Pre-Crash Safety System that uses millimeter-wave radar. When the millimeter-wave radar detects a high risk of collision, the Pre-Crash Seatbelts provide better initial restraint capabilities for passengers while the Pre-Crash Brake Assist System decelerates the vehicle to reduce the collision speed. The new Radar Cruise Control system detects and monitors the preceding vehicle and the lane, maintaining a fixed distance according to the preceding vehicle's speed within a preset range of speed.