Carmaker Toyota Kirloskar Motor on Thursday launched a new variant of its premium sedan Corolla Altis in both petrol and diesel options in the country, priced between Rs 10.53 lakh and Rs 14.77 lakh (ex showroom Delhi).
“Since the launch of the first Corolla in India in 2003, we have been getting very good response for the car. So far we have sold 70,000 units of the car across the country,” Toyota Kirloskar Motor Managing Director Hiroshi Nakagawa told reporters.
The new Corolla Altis will come with a 1,798 cc engine. The petrol variant is priced at Rs 10.53 lakh to Rs 14.77 lakh, while the diesel option will be available for Rs 11.46 lakh to Rs 14.55 lakh.
The new car sports a slightly redesigned headlamp and grille lending a sleeker look. Power has been tweaked up to 140PS due to a Dual VVT-i system which allows two different timing mechanisms for the exhaust and intake valves.
Gearbox options have been revised to an offering of a six-speed manual and a seven-speed CVTi for the petrol variants as the diesel one already had a six-cog earlier. ARAI fuel efficiency figures for the petrol and diesel variants are 15.22 kmpl and 21.45 kmpl respectively.
The company sold 10,400 units of Corolla Altis in 2010, and is expecting to sell 11,500 units this year.