Toyota Corolla Altis prices start at Rs. 15.70 lakh for petrol and goes upto Rs. 19.64 lakh. The prices of Corolla Altis diesel variants start at Rs. 17.16 lakh and the top-end diesel is priced at Rs. 18.81 lakh. Toyota Corolla Altis is available in 6 variants and 7 colours.
An Alternate lifestyle is what Toyota is giving the Corolla Altis with not only a facelift, but also a new gearbox and more horsepower from the petrol engine. The car's shelf life just got extended, and here's how!
Ask somebody who really knows about transportation design how difficult it is to redesign a next-generation car bearing a strong brand name and he’ll probably start sweating like he’s been thrown in the middle of the Amazon. Take the Toyota Corolla for example. When the Corolla Altis raised its head to be the replacement of the Corolla, it would have been a pretty daunting task for sure – but the end results were pretty good. They had come up with a car that carried on with the previous legacy of the Corolla and still added a fresh twist to the car’s design. But there’s a problem with any design – it ages, fast. Three years after the Corolla Altis was big news in its segment it has now got itself a facelift and accompanying the cosmetic job is a new transmission as well.
On the outside, the Corolla Altis gets curvier all round. While the body itself hasn’t been altered – in keeping with the basic laws of facelifting cars (if there existed anything as such), it’s the individual elements that have been subject to the redesign. For starters, and the part of the car that most people will immediately notice, is the...read more »
June 16, 2011 By Muntaser Mirkar Photography : Kunal Khadse
The Toyota Corolla is one of the most popular cars in the world, and in India, the story is no different. When the second gen Altis was launched in India, it caused quite a stir in the market and reclaimed the coveted status that had been slipping from its grasp. The facelift was launched just last year and the Corolla Altis is currently priced between Rs 15.7 and Rs 19.64 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi.
Toyota Corolla Altis Exterior and Interior
The front features a ‘T’ design theme and swept back headlamps which now get Bi-beam LED lighting system along with smart LED daytime running lights on the top-end variants. The grille is narrower compared to the pre-facelift car but the long and wide bonnet and the almost sportscar-like profile are still intact. The sharp character lines, muscular proportions along with shorter front and rear overhangs give the Toyota Corolla Altis an aggressive stance. The car runs on 15-inch or 16-inch wheels depending on the variant, and comes with good looking alloy wheels.
Inside, there’s liberal use of leather and soft-touch materials on the dashboard. And the Altis gets the lighter 'Flaxen' colour scheme and round air-conditioning vents. Features include a 10-way adjustable powered driver's seat, rear sunshades and a reclining rear bench. Infotainment duties are handled by a 7.0-inch touchscreen unit paired with six speakers. The head unit does feature MirrorLink but there's no Android Auto or Apple CarPlay on offer.
Toyota Corolla Altis Specifications
The Toyota Corolla Altis comes with a choice of two engines: a petrol and a diesel. The petrol motor displaces 1.8 litres and makes 140PS of max power and 173Nm of peak torque whereas the diesel makes 88PS of max power and 205Nm of peak torque. The petrol can be had with either a 6-speed manual or a CVT gearbox with paddle shifters. The diesel engine on the other hand is available with a 6-speed manual only. Power in both engines is sent to the front wheels.
Toyota Corolla Altis Variants
The Toyota Corolla Altis is available in 6 variants. Diesel variants are limited to only two whereas the petrol engine is available with 4 variants. The petrol engine is available in G, GL and VL trims while the diesel gets the G and GL trims only. The G petrol trim can also be had with a CVT and a manual gearbox whereas the GL is available with a manual gearbox only. The Bi-beam LED lamps along with the 10-way adjustable driver’ seat are reserved for variants above the G trim. The 7.0-inch touchscreen system, climate control, ABS with EBD and LED DRLs are standard across the board. The petrol variants get five airbags as standard while the diesel variants make do with three. The curtain airbags however are reserved for the VL variant only.
Toyota Corolla Altis Competitors
Hyundai Elantra: Hyundai’s D segment sedan scores major points with the buyers when it comes to convenience features. Combine that with frugal engines and a supple ride and you get a package that is tough to beat.
Skoda Octavia:A rare blend of comfort, luxury and driving dynamics, the Skoda Octavia is a force to reckon with and enjoys an almost cult-like following in India. Its perception of poor after-sales service however tends to work against it.
The Toyota Corolla can be attributed with kickstarting the D segment in India. Even after almost two decades, it remains the car to beat in the segment. It still sticks to its guns of frugality, comfort and a softer ride compared to its competition.
Recently Asked User Questions and FAQs about Toyota Corolla Altis
User Questions and Answers
Arshi_H. asked a question on 18 November 2017
Q.I want to buy 2009 1.8G prtrol altis of mileage 75000 kms. Is it worth buying in 2.5LI want to buy 2009 1.8G prtrol altis of mileage 75000 kms. Is it worth buying in 2.5L
Yes. Its worth it. ReliableYes. Its worth it. Reliable
answered by Kunal_Sharman on 5 December 2017
giriya_nayaka asked a question on 5 November 2017
Q.Is there diesel variantIs there diesel variant
Yes diesel is also available.Yes diesel is also available.
answered by Kunal_Sharman on 20 November 2017
Jaspreet_Singh_Chaudhary asked a question on 6 August 2017
Q.Hi, I am panning to upgrade my existing vehicle and looking for Corola Altis 2017. Would request you experts to help me with following: 1. Overall experience, quality, durability, etc. of the vehicle. 2. How does this compare with Skoda Octavia? Thanks JaspreetHi, I am panning to upgrade my existing vehicle and looking for Corola Altis 2017. Would request you experts to help me with following: 1. Overall experience, quality, durability, etc. of the vehicle. 2. How does this compare with Skoda Octavia? Thanks Jaspreet
Toyota quality is highly dependable. I use a 2014 Altis diesel.55000kms. Fuel efficiency is 15.5 km.Dont expect power like a skoda.Toyota quality is highly dependable. I use a 2014 Altis diesel.55000kms. Fuel efficiency is 15.5 km.Dont expect power like a skoda.
answered by Jophy_John on 29 March 2018
Frequently Asked Questions
Q.What is the price of Toyota Corolla Altis?
The starting price of Toyota Corolla Altis in top cities are:
Not fun to drive, low on safety systems, is not a value for money proposition
The Toyota Corolla Altis is a good sedan to buy in the under Rs 20 Lakh segment, it is good looking on the outside, luxurious on the inside and scores high on the peace-of-mind factor. It is not the best buy in the segment though, but that should change soon