Toyota to launch New Corolla Altis in May 2014

Wednesday 19 March 2014, 16:21 PM by

The New generation Toyota Corolla Altis has a new dynamical look and refurbished interiors on the offering for a unique driving experience. The Japanese car-maker Toyota has finally planned an official launch for the sedan in the country on 27th May, 2014. Corolla Altis is placed in straight line of competition against recently launched Skoda Octavia, Hyundai Sonata and Volkswagen Jetta.

Beneath the hood, the new Toyota Corolla Altis gets a petrol as well as diesel engine. The petrol variant features 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 inter-cooler that delivers about 88.4Ps of power. The petrol engine is mated to optional 6 speed manual transmission and a seven-speed automatic transmission. The diesel engine is mated to six-speed manual transmission. 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.

On the front fascia the sedan sports smart-looking sleek grille. The iconic company's logo is enclosed within its 4-chrome slats. LEDs have been used 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.

Toyota to launch New Corolla Altis in May 2014 |
Toyota to launch New Corolla Altis in May 2014

For interiors, the car-maker has showcased its technological capabilities at its best. 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 luggages 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.

Currently dealers have been taking orders with a token amount of Rs. 50,000. Post launch, the car is expected to be priced slightly over current 12 Lakh – 16 Lakh price bracket.

Source: Autocar

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