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Toyota Corolla Altis [2014-2017]
Toyota Corolla Altis [2014-2017] Review
Toyota will keep on display its all-new European spec Corolla at the upcoming 2014 Auto Expo, in Delhi, next month. It had revealed the European spec car globally in June of last year and it is derived from the same Furia design language as the American spec car. The car has already been spotted testing in India near the Japanese automaker’s plant outside Bengaluru.
The 2014 Corolla as we had said earlier has been derived the from the Furia design philosophy. While it is a complete departure from the current vehicle in terms of aggressive appearance, it is however, more conservative than its American counterpart.
It gets a square design in front with sharp lines for the bumper, grille and the hood. The blacked-out headlamps and light cluster (now featuring an LED insert) flow upwards into the sloping bonnet which has prominent creases on the sides.
All four wheels have extremely flared arches and the doors slope forward on the side. At the back, Toyota has retained some of the aggressiveness from the American-spec car due to the wrap-around tail lamps. The rest of the rear looks like it has been designed based on the current Camry sedan and features a large number of bulging lines.
The Toyota Corolla has a relatively conservative design philosophy for the both the American and European spec car. Design bits are expected to be in beige with standard fabric for the seats. However, the top-spec variant is expected to get fake wood inserts as well beige leather upholstery trim for the seats. Standard features across variants are expected to include driver and passenger airbags, ABS with EBD, rear AC vents, parking sensors and electronically internally adjustable OVRMs. On the higher specs, we can also expect front parking sensors, Xenon lamps, touch screen infotainment system as well as electronically adjustable seats.
The engine line-up will be the same as before- a 1.8-litre petrol unit and a 1.4-litre diesel engine. The former produces 138bhp and 173Nm of torque while the latter produces 87bhp and 205Nm of torque. The diesel has a six-speed manual while the petrol can also be had with a seven-speed automatic gearbox.
Competition and price
The Toyota Corolla competes with Skoda Octavia, Chevrolet Cruze, VW Jetta and the Hyundai Elantra. We expect that this new car will be priced in the Rs 12 lakh to Rs 17 lakh for the top-spec diesel variant. The Japanese automaker may also introduce an AT box for the diesel variants with this new model. It is likely to be launched in June of this year.
|Overall Length (mm)||4620||4620|
|Overall Width (mm)||1776||1776|
|Overall Height (mm)||1475||1475|
|Fuel System||Dual VVT-i||D-4D diesel engine with variable nozzle turbo and intercooler|
|Maximum Power (bhp/rpm)||138 @ 6400||87 @ 3800|
|Type||6 - Speed MT - 7- Speed AT||6 - Speed MT|
|Front||McPherson strut front axle||McPherson strut front axle|
|Rear||Torsion beam rear axle||Torsion beam rear axle|
Toyota Corolla Altis [2014-2017] Colours
Toyota Corolla Altis [2014-2017] is available/sold in the following colours in India.
- White Pearl Crystal Shine
- Celestial Black
- Champagne Mica Metallic
- Grey Metallic
- Silver Mica Metallic
- Super White II
- Blue Metallic
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