COPENHAGEN - Toyota will stiffen the suspension of Corollas sold in Scandinavian markets so it is stiffer in the lane-changing moose test.
While the Corolla didn't roll over as the Mercedes-Benz A-class did, the Danish automobile club recommended against buying the car after it demonstrated instability in the double-lane-change moose test.
The main problem, according to the tests, was the soft suspension.
Rene Mouritzen, spokesman for Toyota Denmark A/S, said Toyota made the changes only to please the critics, not because there was any flaw in the design. He said the changes would cover only the Scandinavian market.
The revised Corolla will be easy to distinguish, as it will have side airbags as standard equipment when it arrives in July. In Denmark prices will rise $140-$420.
In 1997, the Corolla was No. 1 in Norway, No. 3 in Denmark, No. 9 in Finland and No. 13 in Sweden.