New Corolla Altis bookings open, launch next month

Monday 28 April 2014, 10:48 AM by

New generation Toyota Corolla Altis has a new dynamical look and refurbished interiors for offering a unique driving experience. The bookings for the stylish sedan began earlier this month with a down payment of Rs. 50,000. The sedan shall be available in five petrol trims - J, G, G CVT, GL and VL, whereas the diesel version shall be available in four trims - J, J(S), G and GL. Toyota Corolla is placed in straight line of competition from newly launched Skoda Octavia, Hyundai Sonata and Volkswagen Jetta.

Under the hood, new Toyota Corolla Altis is tapped with a 4-cylinder 1.8-litre petrol engine that belts out 149 bhp with a peak torque of 190 Nm. The diesel version is powered by 1.4 Liter D-4D Engine with variable Nozzle turbo and intercooler that delivers about 88.4Ps of power. It is coupled with a new 7-speed Sport Sequential Shiftmatic and Paddle Shift transmission system. Safety additions of 8 airbags, Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Traction Control System (TCS), Vehicle Stability control (VSC) and Brake Assist (BA) are included as a standard feature in this sedan.

New Corolla Altis bookings open, launch next month |
New Corolla Altis bookings open, launch next month

At front, the grille looks sleeker and encloses the company's iconic logo within its 4-chrome slats. LEDs have been lumped for daytime running and headlights are more elongated than its previous generation version. Window panes flaunt a new garnish and rear is assisted by a camera for smooth parking. Also, new 17-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels enhance the looks of this new car beautifully. Side mirrors are revamped with new looks and are integrated with indicators. Front bonnet is developed meticulously in accordance with new regulations of road passenger safety. Overall, the new Toyota Corolla Altis is designed longer by extending the wheelbase up to 100 mm and stretched slightly wider than its predecessor.

For interiors, the car maker's innovation is perceived everywhere. A new 3-spoke Urethane steering wheel is mounted with consoles and a new monochrome integrated display has been employed that features speedometer, odometer and fuel gauge. Finely stitched leather upholstery perfectly combines with the newly developed infotainment system that provides navigation consoles, multimedia system and also Internet connectivity. New compartments have been added for small luggage and seating arrangement has been made commodious for a soothing ride. Passengers can also recline the seat according to their comfort and driver seat is height adjustable. Also the provision of manual rear sunshade arrives with this car.

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