Toyota will showcase the all-new Corolla at the Auto Expo. The Corolla has been selling in good numbers worldwide, but that is not the case in the Indian market. The sales numbers have not been favorable in our country. Mostly the buyers of the car have been from the 35 and above group. The vehicle lacked the attractive quotient required to attract more youthful consumers. However, the new Corolla is more eyecatching than the previous variant and should hopefully change the game for the company in India.
The revised car, derived from the Furia design philosophy has a new face with three slanting chrome slats as the grille. This extends from both sides to the new blacked out headlamps which come with LED inserts. The modern design continues from the sloping bonnet, with crease lines on the sides, to the back of the car which has wrap-around tail lamps. The European spec of the new Corolla has an all-black interior with a driver-centric approach. For the Indian market this might be changed to a beige colour. With more cabin space it will be packed with new features like a new touch screen infotainment system. The new Toyota Corolla will be powered by the same 1.8-litre petrol engine and the 1.4-litre diesel mill mated to manual and auto transmissions.
Toyota will be going with the trend of crossover hatchbacks by bringing the Etios Cross. Basically, with the Liva hatchback forming the base for the vehicle, the Etios Cross will have beefier looks with meaty bumpers, side claddings and roof rails. The car will stand tall with an increased ground clearance of the outgoing car and will go up against the Volkswagen Cross Polo.
Apart from these two cars, Toyota’s current line-up of cars will be displayed including the facelifted Innova that was launched recently. Besides these cars from the manufacturer’s portfolio in India the company might bring the sports coupe, Toyota 86, to the event.