Car Review: Zelas
Toyota’s Brand New coupe Zelas, powered by a 178 horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder DVVT-i (Dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence) engine, can churn out an exhilarating drive! For the satisfaction of the technically-minded drivers, it is all due to Zelas power-plant being equipped with Roller Rocker Arms and a Variable-induction Intake Manifold System that supply greater torque ‘on demand’, thereby enhancing performance. Its road-holding characteristics make the ride feel sure and stable with premium styling and top-class features.
The Zelas’ six-speed automatic transmission boasts of sequential shifting, providing an additional fun-to-drive element. As a result, the Zelas has quicker acceleration and highest fuel economy in its segment.The sleek new interior is functional and contemporary, while the plush seats along with responsive steering and gear shift enhance driving comfort to a whole new level.
Zelas also offers electric power-steering system that contributes to increased fuel efficiency.
Among the many interior comfort features are the driver and front passenger bucket seats and rear passenger seats, which are upholstered with premium leather. Added comfort is offered by thicker seats with firmer seat bolsters, while the driver seat is six-way adjustable. Entry and exit for rear passengers is made easy with a walk-in lever located at shoulder level on the front seats. For added comfort and utility, the rear seats are 60:40 split and recline up to 10 degrees.
The Zelas features a powerful standard audio system with a total of 300-watts feeding the eight-speaker sound package. With an emphasis on amazing sound quality, the Zelas stereo system shares some speaker components with the Lexus LX 570, and features mid-range and woofer speakers that are superior in quality and performance.
The Zelas has 10 Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) airbags which include driver and front passenger, driver and front passenger seat-mounted side, driver knee, and front and rear seat side curtain airbags.
Zelas comes standard with Anti-lock Brakes (ABS) and Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD). Additional standard equipment in the Zelas includes Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), traction control (TRC), Brake Assist (BA), and a brake override system. The Zelas will also feature a button that allows the driver to turn off the VSC feature. Additional safety features include newly adopted active front headrests.
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