Toyota launches the New Benchmark in D-Segment, Corolla Altis

New Toyota Corolla Altis Launcehd

Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) launched the All New Corolla Altis in the Indian market. The 11th Generation Corolla Altis was showcased at the 2 014 Auto Expo in February and the company claims the car will set a new benchmark. The launch comes soon after introducing the new Etios Cross

Toyota’s flagship brand the new Corolla sports the new global design philosophy with new dynamic and ‘Keen Look’.  Adding to its premiumness the All New Corolla Altis comes with a special accessory package “The Benchmark Collection”. It has a unique collection of premium accessories like daytime running lamp and chrome packages.

The new vehicle comes with a revolutionary new style, luxurious and comfortable interiors and a dynamic performance. The diesel and petrol variants come with advanced and dynamic exteriors and luxurious interiors. The All New Corolla Altis comes with the following new interior and exterior features:

Corolla Altis Exteriors

Exterior – Dynamic and attractive design – New

  • New radiator grille
  • LED headlamps and clearance lamps
  • New design wide rear LED combination lamps add to the prestigious looks
  • R 16 alloy wheels
  • Rear chrome garnish
  • The vehicle height has been lowered by 5 mm leading to better balance and aerodynamics

Interior  – Advanced  Style and Comfort – New

–          Advanced style

  • Cyber carbon piano black instrument panel cluster provides a rich feel
  • 3 spoke leather steering wheel with bluetooth control
  • New design optitron meter with illumination
  • Illumination  (for entry, cupholder and near the foot)
  • Chrome inside door handle
  • Increased wheelbase (100 mm)

Corolla Altis Dashboard

–          Comfort

  • Rain sensors
  • Navigation (Provided with “New” 7.0 LCD Touch screen and voice command enabled Audio with USB, Bluetooth, Audio)
  • Rear reclining seat, first in its segment
  • Increased rear seat legroom
  • Rear reading lamp
  • Rear sunshade
  • Rear power socket
  • The driving position has been enhanced by changing the steering wheel angle from 24 degree to 22 degree
  • The vertical adjustment of the seat has been increased from 45 mm to 60 mm

Corolla Altis Interiors

Corolla Altis Exteriors Rear

Driving Performance

The Corolla continues to be offered with the same powertrains. The 1.8l Dual VVTi Petrol engine is now available with an improved super CVT-i with 7 speed sequential shiftmatic with the newly introduced “Paddle Shift”. The Petrol variant is also available with 6 speed manual transmission.

The Diesel variant is available with a 1.4 l 1ND D-4D engine with Variable Nozzle Turbo, & Intercooler with 6 speed manual transmission. There are no changes on the performance figures

Safety Features include

  • Rear Camera with display audio screen
  • Brake Assist with EBD and ABS
  • Rear fog lamp on RH side
  • Dual SRS airbags
  • GOA Body
  • Immobilizer

All New Corolla Altis is available in five grades in petrol – J(S), G, G-CVT, GL and VL (CVT). It is also available in four grades in diesel DJ, DJ(S), DG and DGL.

Colour options include: White Pearl Crystal Shine, Silver Mica Metallic, Grey Metallic, Blue Metallic, Champaign Mica Metallic, Super White II and Celestial Black.

Launched in 1966, this year marks its 48th anniversary. The Corolla has a rich legacy to its credit. It is currently manufactured in 15 production bases and sold in 154 countries and regions around the world.

The petrol variants and diesel variants of the New Corolla Altis starts at Rs. 11,99,000/- and  Rs. 13,07,324/- ex Showroom Delhi, respectively.

The introductory price list for the All New Corolla Altis is as follows:

Grade Ex-showroom Delhi (Rs.)
Petrol
VL (CVT) 16,89,324
GL 15,38,324
G-CVT 15,04,324
G 13,74,328
J(S) 11,99,000
Diesel
DGL 16,68,324
DG 15,04,324
DJ (S) 13,64,324
DJ 13,07,324

The New Corolla Altis sets a new benchmark in being premium. It is an ideal package of premium image, luxurious features and competitive pricing.  Thus in addition to the C segment buyers it has the potential to attract the D premium and the high end B sedan customers, providing them a premium vehicle that is value for money. Bookings had begun since February and the company has already registered more than 1,000 plus bookings and have been booked for 3 months.

Corolla is the world’s most favorite car. It is the world’s No 1 car with more than 40 million cars sold across the globe. The Corolla accounts for one in every five vehicle sold by Toyota in the 76 – year history. 1969 was the start of its 33 year run as best – selling car in Japan. With global cumulative sales exceeding 22.65 million units, in 1997 the Corolla became the world’s best – selling nameplate. More than a million units have been sold each year since 2002. We are glad to launch the 11th generation of this global car in India

In India, Toyota has sold more than 88,500 units since its introduction in 2003 and the company hopes the new car will help to further dominate its position.

 

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