Toyota has launched Corolla Altis facelift in India at an introductory price range of Rs. 15.88 lakh for the base petrol and it goes up to Rs. 19.91 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) for the top trim. The base J variant has been discontinued and now it is available in four petrol and two diesel engines. The 2017 Corolla Altis comes with several updates on exteriors as well as inside the cabin. The sedan will face stiff competition from new Hyundai Elantra, Skoda Octavia and Chevrolet Cruze in the Indian market.
Powering new Altis is the same set of engines i.e. 1.4l D4 Diesel and 1.8l Dual VVT petrol. The former delivers 87bhp [email protected] along with 205Nm of torque between 1800-2800rpm; it is linked with a 6-speed manual gearbox. The 1.8l petrol is good enough to churn out 138bhp [email protected] and 173Nm of [email protected] This engine can be had in either a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 7-speed Super CVT-i gearbox.
Space and Dimensions
The D segment sedan continues to 4620mm long, 1775mm wide and 1475mm tall. The five seater car sits on the wheelbase of 2700mm and offers a massive boot capacity of 470 liters.
Exterior and Interior
The New Altis looks more upmarket as compared to the outgoing model thanks to sleeker front grille, new Bi-Beam LED headlamps with LED DRLs. The front is tweaked with wider air dams and integrated new fog lamps. Side profile is moreover same except for the new 16 inch alloy wheels while rear flaunts slightly revised bumper, new boot lid garnish and LED taillights.
Interiors receive dual tone theme, there’s new instrument cluster with soft touch dashboard, new side air con vents and new air con controls. It also gets first in segment reverse linked ORVM and rear reclining seats. As for the features, it comes with a 7 inch touchscreen system, premium fabric upholstery, three spoke leather wrapped steering wheel, 10 way adjustable driver seat with lumbar support, 12V charging slots to name a few.
The 2017 Toyota Corolla Altis is available in new Phantom brown color which joins the existing range of paint scheme of Silver Mica Metallic, Super White, Champagne Mica Metallic, White Pearl Crystal Shine, Silver Mica Metallic, Grey Metallic and Celestial black.
Apart from rich features and plush interiors, new Altis has optimum safety tech as well. It has seven airbags, brake assist, ABS with EBD, vehicle stability control, hill start assist control, speed auto lock, clutch start system, reverse sensor, driver side adjustable seats, front fog lamps etc.
Commenting on the new launch Mr. Akitoshi Takemura, Sr. Vice President, Toyota Kirloskar Motor said, “We are delighted to be presenting the New Corolla Altis which has been developed keeping in mind, aspirations of a premium sedan customer. The Corolla Altis is one such true global Toyota model which is manufactured in 16 Toyota plants worldwide and owned and appreciated by customers in some of the best cities like Tokyo, Sydney, Shanghai, Moscow, San Francisco and Rio – de – Janeiro. The Altis embodies a prestigious and luxurious real sedan in India and is preferred by an elite set of customers. The new Corolla Altis offers the best in design and comfort making it a compelling combination of the brand’s passionate design, exquisite interiors and host of safety and convenience features. We are certain that the new Corolla Altis will further add to customer delight and our customers will continue to appreciate the new product as it has been appreciated by more than 44 million happy customers worldwide”.