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Old 12th May 2007, 08:58   #1
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Tomorrow I have been invited by Nandi Toyota for the launch of new Limited Edition Corolla.Does anyone have a clue of what its going to be? Since it is going to be its 5th Ani in India hope for it to have major facelift like a sports edition or somethin sporting a TRD supercharger which was released in Europe also a LE of only 250 cars.What say guys...
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Any news if this is true?
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somethin sporting a TRD supercharger which was released in Europe also a LE of only 250 cars.What say guys...
Fat chance. Doesn't look like Toyota India has still woken up from their hibernation so don't get your hopes up. In all probability it'll be another freshen the lights, put some stickers, chrome up the rims (Oh we already did that! Ok, so make then matt this time!!) kind of job!!!!
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Fat chance. Doesn't look like Toyota India has still woken up from their hibernation so don't get your hopes up. In all probability it'll be another freshen the lights, put some stickers, chrome up the rims (Oh we already did that! Ok, so make then matt this time!!) kind of job!!!!
..Maybe throw in a CD changer, leather seats, new colour schemes, hopefully new rim designs(this is a must guys)

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I thought the launch was on 13th, its the 15th today and Toyota's website still hasnot been updated.
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I think this "LE" trend has been happening every year for Toyota with claims that they make only 250 of those. As of last year,it apparently is expected to have

"...in addition two new color choices, it will have enhanced styling on the exteriors with chrome alloys, a stylish side skirt in addition to attractive features like intelligent auto headlamps and 10 spoke chrome finish alloy wheels....Superior interiors of the limited edition are designed to offer classic comfort and luxury. A touch of wood has been added to the steering wheel that also houses audio controls to ensure greater comfort...extra insulation that reduce noise, vibrations and harshness. "
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"...in addition two new color choices,..
New Features:
  • Two Colours New Warm Silver and Champagne Mica Metallic.
  • Front and Rear Bumper Spoilers.
  • Side Skirts .
  • New Front Grill.
  • Six-Spoke Alloy Wheels.
  • Limited Edition Logo.
  • Two Tone Fabric Seats.
  • Wood Finish Rare Cup Holder.
A new website as well.

anyway more details here:
Moneycontrol India :: News :: 2007 limited edition Toyota Corolla launched :: :: Press- News :: Toyota Kirloskar Motor,Corolla,A Toyoshima

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Smile Toyota Corolla launched ( 2007 limited edition )

Toyota Kirloskar Motor announced the launch of the 2007 special limited edition of its international bestseller Corolla in India. Apart from exclusive new design features that have been thoughtfully added to both the interiors and exteriors of the car, what distinguishes this launch is the clear focus on using new-age marketing devices to sell the 300 numbers of the car.



“The attractiveness of the Corolla has been enhanced with additional features that greatly augment the looks of the car. We are targeting the Limited Edition at the younger segment of customers, who are climbing up the social ladder in life,” explains Mr. A Toyoshima, Managing Director, Toyota Kirloskar Motor.



New Features:

* Two Dynamic Colours – New Warm Silver and Champagne Mica Metallic.
* Front and Rear Bumper Spoilers – Enhances the looks of the car and gives it a sporty feel.
* Side Skirts – Add to the aesthetic appeal.
* New Front Grill – More contemporary and visually appealing.
* Six-Spoke Alloy Wheels – Improved handling and ride quality.
* Limited Edition Logo – For exclusivity.
* Two Tone Fabric Seats – Add elegance to the interiors.
* Wood Finish Rare Cup Holder – Add to the class

Standard Features:

Standard features like VVT-i engine, SRS air bags for driver and passenger, ABS, front fog lamps, keyless entry with alarm, 6 CD player with MP3, 6 speakers, height adjustment of the driver’s seat, 60-40 split foldable rear seat, power steering and lumber support in addition to automatic air conditioner add to the appeal of the car.



Marketing Strategy:

Toyota is adopting an innovative marketing strategy for the first time, it is looking at marketing the product through Internet marketing, direct mailers and an SMS campaign to target a focused target audience. Toyota will set up a micro-website (Corolla Limited Edition) to attract focused target segments. The company will use extensive advertising across over 20 prominent websites to drive traffic to the microsite. A back end operation has also been setup to ensure that the enquiries coming through the Internet are linked to relevant dealerships to close the sales.

Moneycontrol India :: News :: 2007 limited edition Toyota Corolla launched :: :: Press- News :: Toyota Kirloskar Motor,Corolla,A Toyoshima
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Whats the price of this limited edition?
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The LE corolla is more pricier than the MT Honda civic,dont know exact pricing but in the region of 11L ex-showroom.

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Saw the pic on papers today.. I could not find anything different designwise also in the vehicle.. and it said that Toyota is aiming for the younger crowd..

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This limited edition from Corolla seems like a joke to me...esp. with 1st april long gone,this looks like a joke 1.5 months too late..C'mon, is this what limited editions have come to mean...?? Two new colors,rear spoiler,cup holder & the likes.. .Corolla,anyway with their tail between the legs due to Civic onslaught can come with a "Limited" edition for grateful Indian car buyers..
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Toyota India is as Toyota India Does
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“The attractiveness of the Corolla...
What attractiveness?!

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“We are targeting the Limited Edition at the younger segment of customers, who are climbing up the social ladder in life...
And are evidently tired of climbing. Because once you have a Corolla in your hip circle, people are either going to say:
1. Oh, you took a taxi. Good, don't drink and drive.
2. Second-hand kya? New Civic is so expensive, no?
3. Hey, you got your dad's car today!


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* Six-Spoke Alloy Wheels – Improved handling and ride quality....
So all you other people who spend 10+ lakhs on the regular Corolla, rattle about with your regular alloys. Nyah nyah!

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* Two Tone Fabric Seats – Add elegance to the interiors
Who should feel cheated here? The guys that paid for the top-end model with leather or the guys that paid for the 'Limited Edition'?

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* Wood Finish Rare Cup Holder – Add to the class
Erm, ok, yeah, but...SPEECHLESS!
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Isint the wood finish whatever standard on the corolla??

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