What in the Hades is a jackknife key? The question made me trawl the net and the results showed a car key that folds away into the door lock remote control making the overall length smaller and pocket friendly.It also keeps the key from getting into an argument with other occupants of your pocket; like your cell phone, and leave scratches on its surface. The upcoming Altis has the jackknife key.

The information comes through a leaked brochure of the upcoming Toyota Altis, published at Carsizzler.com.

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The list of new features on the New Corolla Altis are:

  • New grille
  • Reclining seats in the rear
  • Brake assist
  • Rear seats also get power socket
  • Rear fog lamps
  • Cyber carbon + piano black instrument cluster
  • Illuminated cup holders
  • Rear reading lamp
  • New design Optitron meter
  • Seven inch touchscreen audio
  • 16-inch alloys with different design
  • LED headlamps
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Reverse camera with display
  • Navigation for Audio
  • Improved CVT
  • Paddle shift; and
  • The jack knife key

Number of Altis petrol variants remain the same – five – J, G, G-cvt, GL and VL.

The top-shelf diesel Altis is bestowed additionally with smart entry and push start/stop button, and 8-way power driver seat with power lumbar support. The variants are: J, J (S), G and GL.

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The new features don’t come for free and it is expected that Toyota will certainly charge a premium for its new-gen car. Currently, the 12 variants of Toyota Altis are priced between INR 11.86 to INR 16.06 lakhs in Delhi. Like we informed you earlier bookings of the car are already open and launch is expected to take place on the 27th of May.

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Here is the New Corolla Altis. Click pic for more interior/exterior images & details

Toyota is keeping the car at various high footfall points across the country to ensure it reaches the masses. However, with the reports of Toyota continuing with that puny 1.4L 90PS diesel engine, the company has lost a definitive opportunity to lure the younger and more dynamic buyers. Sadly despite being a fresh young looker, the new Corolla will continue to be an ‘old uncles car’ and a misfit in the D-segment here, if it indeed continue with the same extremely under-powered 1.4L motor!


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