Bucking up their game in the sedan segment of the Indian car market, Japanese vehicle maker Toyota has just launched a face-lifted version of the Toyota Corolla Altis. The car is priced from INR 15.88 lakhs onwards (ex-showroom).
Toyota has given the Corolla Altis cosmetic upgrades that include more stylish LED headlamp clusters, new LED tail lights, alloy wheels in a new design and a slimmer front grille. The exterior profile of the car, for the most part, remains identical to the outgoing model. A new Phantom Brown paint colour is included as part of the options list as well. There have been no changes under the bonnet either. Customers will be able to choose between petrol and diesel power, with the petrol motor being a 1.8 litre, 4 cylinder, 138 bhp unit and the diesel engine being a 1.4 litre, 4 cylinder, turbocharged unit that puts out 87 bhp. Toyota has also given the new Corolla Altis a CVT automatic gearbox with paddle shifters. The car is now high on safety as well, as it comes with 7 airbags, brake assist, ABS with EBD, hill start assist and vehicle stability control.
The inside of the car also sees a good amount of change. Owners get a touchscreen infotainment system, automatic climate control, a revised centre console, a dashboard trimmed in soft-touch materials and much more. The bookings for this car have already been opened at all Toyota dealerships across the nation. With these modifications, Toyota hopes to claw back some of the market share in the Indian automotive space that it has lost in recent years.