The Toyota Corolla Altis facelift has finally gone on sale in India priced at Rs 15.87 lakh to Rs 19.91 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The Corolla Altis has been one of the most successful sedans in its segment and with the facelifted model Toyota now offers improved styling, new features and a more premium-looking sedan. In its new avatar, the Toyota Corolla Altis is now better equipped to compete with the like of the new-gen Hyundai Elantra and the Skoda Octavia.
2017 Toyota Corolla Altis are also mainly cosmetic. Among the several new additions the exterior of the car now features a sleeker pair of new advanced Bi-beam LED headlamps, LED daytime running lights, new 3D bumper design and a wide grille with round foglamp on each side with chrome bezels. The overall silhouette of the car more or less remains unchanged but the profile has been updated with a new stylish set of 16-inch alloy wheels and new sharper-looking ORVMs that come with integrated turn single lights that are electrically operable. The rear section of the car is largely similar to the older model with the exception of the slightly restyled LED taillamps. The Corolla Altis is now also available in an all-new dark sparkling luxurious 'Phantom Brown' colour, in addition to the existing colours - White Pearl Crystal Shine, Silver Mica Metallic, Champagne Mica Metallic, Grey Metallic, Super White & Celestial Black.
Toyota Corolla Altis Exterior
Changes such as long wheelbase, strong lines on the outside and new elements give it a sportier stance. Front profile is bold with a smiling chrome grille, swept-back LED head lamps and sleek fog lamps with housing adding to the sporty flair.
Toyota Corolla Altis Interior
Inside, it sports a new layout for the dashboard and a seven inch infotainment console sits in the centre. Steering wheel looks a tad dated. The instrumentation cluster is large and bright with a digital display placed in between the dials.
Toyota Corolla Altis Engine Specifications & Transmission
Mechanicals powering the saloon include a 1.8 litre, four cylinder, petrol unit developing 138bhp along with 173Nm and a 1.4 litre diesel powerplant putting significantly low power at 87bhp and 205Nm of torque. A six-speed manual transmission is mated both the engines along with a choice for 7 speed CVT available on select petrol variants.
Toyota Corolla Altis Features
Features including LED headlamps, fog lamps, LED tail lamps, power-operated & retractable ORVMs, turn indicators on ORVMs and intermitted rain sensing wipers adorn the exterior.
Toyota Corolla Altis Performance & Mileage
The low on power diesel engine is claimed to return 21.30km/l as against the petrol trims tuned to deliver 16.70km/l.
Toyota Corolla Altis Accessories & Infotainment
A seven-inch touchscreen audio sits on the console, music can also be streamed through USB, Aux-in, Bluetooth etc. It also gets SD card, remote control, Mirror Link, HDMI LCD screen with movie display and steering mounted audio controls.
Toyota Corolla Altis Safety & Security
Toyota have armed the saloon well from the perspective of safety, it sports dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, vehicle stability control, child restraint system, driver knee bolster, speed auto lock, impact sensing fuel cut, immobilizer with alarm, clutch strat system, height adjustbale front seat belt and rear window defogger.
Toyota Corolla Altis Comfort & Convenience
It packs in a host of comfort gizmos such as 8 way power driver seat, wireless door lock, reclining rear seat with 60:40 split seat, push start/stop system, cruise control, paddle shift, lumbar support for driver’s seat, height adjuster for driver’s seat, reverse sensor, reverse camera, driver side one touch up/down with jam protection power windows, air conditioner with heater, tilt & telescopic steering and 12V power socket.
Toyota Corolla Altis Wheels & Tyres
Entry level variants get steel wheel with full wheel caps, whereas the mid-level trims sport 7-spoke alloy wheels and 15-spoke alloy wheels are specific to the high-end variants.
Toyota Corolla Altis Competition
Other D-segment models like Hyundai Elantra, Skoda Octavia and Chevrolet Cruze pose threat to Toyota Corolla Altis.