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Toyota unveils new high tech diesels and sports models

TOYOTA has expanded its common rail diesel technology to the Corolla and Land Cruiser Colorado ranges. The 2.0-litre D-4D, first seen in the Avensis, is available in the Corolla for the first time and develops 90bhp at 4,000rpm with a maximum torque of 159lb-ft at 2,400rpm.

A new 3.0-litre engine has been developed for the Land Cruiser Colorado and promises good fuel economy, high torque and low noise levels.

The manufacturer has also revealed sporty new derivatives for the Yaris and Celica models. The 1.5-litre Yaris T Sport features a VVT-i engine, more aggressive looks, lowered suspension and a sporty interior. Maximum power is 106bhp at 6,000 rpm, with a 0-60mph time of under nine seconds. Prices will be announced near its 2001 launch date. The new Celica 190 features a more powerful 1.8-litre engine and costs £19,995 on the road.

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