Delhi, 5 February, 2014: Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) today unveiled the All New Corolla Altis on the first day at the Auto Expo 2014. The vehicle is the 11th generation of the legendary Corolla. The new vehicle comes with a revolutionary new style, luxurious and comfortable interiors and a dynamic performance. The refreshing new feel is aimed at delighting more customers.
The diesel and petrol variants get advanced and dynamic exteriors and luxurious interiors. The new stylish grille, LED headlamps , LED Clearance Lamps (four) along with New 16” Alloy Wheels add to the Dynamic and Keen Look of the vehicle. The luxurious interiors create an advanced and refined atmosphere. The plush leather seats, dual tone color interiors and cyber carbon piano black instrument panel cluster provides a rich feel. The New Corolla Altis is equipped with an array of luxury features – push start/stop button, smart entry, rain sensor, paddle shift, rear reading lamp, rear power socket. New generation 7 inch touch screen, one button operation and voice command capable audio (with USB, blue-tooth, navigation, back camera and mirror link).
The Corolla Altis is viewed as a luxury car in India. As the Corolla Altis is often chauffeur – driven, rear seat comfort is very important. Keeping this in mind, the All New Corolla Altis comes with best in class cabin space with rear reclining seats. The rear seat leg room has been increased by approx 100 mm due to the increase in wheelbase (increased from 2600 mm to 2700 mm). The tyres have been placed closer to the corners increasing the space between the passengers placed at the back of the car. The driving position has been enhanced by changing the steering angle from 24 degree to 22 degree. The vertical adjustment of the seat has been increased from 45 mm to 60 mm.
To enhance the driving experience The All New Corolla Altis also incorporates many fun-to-drive qualities. The petrol variant is available in both super CVT-i with 7 speed sequential shiftmatic and Paddle Shift, as well as 6 speed manual transmission. This will enable a smooth change in gears and a better control over the car with more gear options, excellent driveability and class leading fuel economy. The low to mid speed range torque and high speed range output provides smoother acceleration in high traffic and greater acceleration on highways.
The Diesel variant is available in 1ND D-4D Diesel Engine with Variable Nozzle Turbo & Intercooler with 6 speed manual transmission.
Launched in 1966, this year marks its 48th anniversary. With its rich legacy to its credit the Corolla Altis is the World’s most favourite car and the No 1 selling sedan with more than 40 million customers across the world. The Corolla is now manufactured in 16 production bases and sold in 154 countries around the world.
The New Corolla Altis is available in array of 7 exciting colours.
“Hisayuki Inoue, Senior Managing Officer, Toyota Motor Corporation, and Chief Executive Officer of Asia and Middle East Operations, said “The new Corolla Altis signals a new era in Toyota design. Along with DNA of quality, it shares the exciting new ‘Keen Look’ with our cars around the world. I am confident that the All new Corolla Altis will continue to fascinate customers in India and around the world.”
Shinichi Yasui, Chief Engineer, Toyota Motor Corporation said “The All New Corolla Altis will further strengthen the product by incorporating refreshing new appeals that satisfy more customers. Based on the QDR values, the solid, long – lasting, high quality reputation that the Corolla Altis has established over the years will be firmly maintained, while new appeals are added to further enhance the product through advanced design and packaging.”
Naomi Ishii, Managing Director, Toyota Kirloskar Motor said, “Toyota Corolla has grown to become a true global car. Not only across the world, but also in India the Corolla Altis has constantly been a leader in its class. The 11th generation Corolla Altis has been designed to keep up with times and add more value to the car. Launched in India in 2003, the Corolla Altis is the highest selling C sedan. It has more than 88,000 happy customers which is an important part of the overall One Million delighted customers, that we achieved recently. This is not the end but the beginning of our larger efforts to expand the Toyota happy customer family across India.We hope this family of happy customers will grow further with the All New Corolla Altis.”