The Toyota Indus Motor Company (IMC) decided to improve the performance of the 1.6 Corolla due to the high demand for it in Pakistan.
According to a recent source, the business intends to release a new 1.6 model with a CVT transmission. It hasn’t yet provided a precise debut date, though.
According to “sources,” Toyota IMC is already accepting reservations for the 1.6 CVT Corolla and will start shipping cars to consumers before the end of the year, according to PakWheels. Its pricing is unknown, though.
ProPakistani was also informed by an industry source that Toyota IMC wants to maintain the current-generation Corolla’s viability for another two years. The addition of a CVT transmission will help keep the 1.6 Corolla “up to date” until 2024, when the model will be discontinued by the manufacturer.
An industry source also told ProPakistani that Toyota IMC seeks to keep the current-gen Corolla relevant for another two years. Incorporating a CVT gearbox will help keep the 1.6 Corolla “up-to-date” till 2024 — at which point, the company will discontinue or refresh its flagship sedan.
Are Bookings Open?
The company’s official website states that reservations for domestically produced vehicles are currently being accepted. The orders are still pending, therefore customers of the Toyota Prius, Rush Prado, Corolla Cross, and other CBU vehicles will have to wait.
However, it’s important to note that Toyota IMC just halted production from September 1–14 due to a lack of supplies. The business cited a new system that needs State Bank of Pakistan permission for CKD imports (SBP).
But recently, the government loosened import limits on a number of goods, which allowed the automakers to breathe a sigh of relief. Sales, however, are expected to be subpar for some time due to drastic production cuts.