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20 June 2011

New Corolla Altis

Toyota gives the Altis a performance boost and tweaks the looks while at it...

Abhinav Mishra
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Toyota launched the refreshed Corolla Altis, the car will come in a petrol engine and diesel variant. The major changes have been made up-front where the car gets slimmer headlight a mildly reworked grille and bumper. While the rear gets a sprinkling of chrome and new taillight graphics.

Interior largely remains the same except that the high-end variant of the corolla get an engine start-stop button on the petrol. A touch-screen multimedia system is also provided but sadly does not feel as well integrated in the dash as the system it replaces.

The petrol variant will come with a 1.8 litre, producing 138bhp and 173nm of torque. This engine is mated to an automatic 7-speed CVT transmission, which can also be driven in manual mode. Unfortunately the gears can be only changed via a stick shift as there is no paddle shift available. If automatic is not your type then there is also a 6-Speed manual also being offered.

For the budget conscious buyers there is also a diesel on sale. It's a carry over 1.4 litre engine that produces 85bhp.

The Corolla Altis will be available in the price range of Rs. 10,53,300 and Rs. 14,77,400 for petrol variant and Rs. 11,46,500 and Rs. 14,55,000 for diesel, ex-showroom Delhi.

 

Read our review of the new Corolla Altis here.

Tags: corolla altis, toyota

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