On the opening day of the Delhi Auto Expo 2014, Toyota unveiled the latest generation model of the Corolla sedan, known as Corolla Altis in India. The latest model is the 11th generation offering under the legendary brand name of Corolla, which is claimed to be the world’s largest selling sedan.
Corolla Altis Exteriors:
The exteriors of the new Corolla Altis are more dynamic than ever, thanks to the chiselled headlamps and the well-proportioned dimensions. Upfront, the new stylish engine grille sets the tone for building a sporty image. This is further accentuated by the LED headlamps and the two pairs of LED clearance lamps. The new Corolla Altis also gets new 16″ alloy wheels.
Corolla Altis Interiors:
Against the sharper and younthful exteriors, Toyota has carried forward the plain subdued theme on the interiors. If you like simple stuff without much fuss you may like it, we felt, they could have been better designed though.
But overall quality felt better and well put. Stress has been given on improving the interior quality and finish. We can say that the dual tone interiors with cyber carbon piano black instrument panel cluster have succeeded in that attempt. The plush leather seats also add to the ‘goodness’ feel.
The feature list of the new Corolla Altis includes the following, among others :
- Push start/stop button
- Smart entry
- Rain sensor
- Paddle shift
- Rear reading lamp
- Rear power socket
- New generation 7 inch touch screen
- One button operation and voice command capable audio ( with USB, Bluetooth, navigation, back camera and mirror link)
Toyota claims that the new Corolla Altis has the best-in-class cabin space with reclining seats. The rear seat leg room has been increased by approx 100 mm due to the increase in wheelbase (increased from 2600 mm to 2700 mm). The tyres have been placed closer to the corners increasing the space between the passengers placed at the back of the car. The driving position has been enhanced by changing the steering angle from 24 degree to 22 degree. The vertical adjustment of the seat has been increased from 45 mm to 60 mm.
The new Corolla Altis will be available in both petrol and diesel options. The petrol variant will be available in both super CVT-i with 7 speed sequential shiftmatic and Paddle Shift, as well as 6 speed manual transmission. The diesel variant will be available only in manual transmission.
New Toyota Corolla Altis will come in 7 new colour options and launch is expected to take place soon.
New Corolla Altis Picture Gallery