Its out with the old and in with the new for Toyota Kirloskar Motor. The carmaker has reportedly stopped the production of the Corolla Altis from January onwards. No, the company is not axing the brand but is actually making space for the new version it is set to take out in the next few months.
Rumour is that the model might be showcased at the Auto Expo in Delhi next month, while the commercial launch of the model is likely to take place around May-June. While India will be getting the new version of the Corolla a tad late, the car has already been rolled out in many countries.
According to sales records, the joint venture between the Japanese carmaker Toyota and India Kirloskar has been producing around 400 units of the Altis every month at its facility in Bangalore While the petrol model starts at Rs 12.10 lakh and the diesel begins at Rs 12.80 lakh (prices ex-showroom New Delhi).
Sources say that the new Corolla Altis with added features will be powered by the same 1.8-litre petrol while the diesel will be getting a more powerful variant than the existing 1.4-litre one.
The Corolla Altis introduced in the country back in 2002 and has had many takers. Will the new version brighten up Toyota Kirloskar’s year? We will be able to answer this question once we get more details on the new car.