Malaysia – Toyota unveils a sporty version of the new India-bound Corolla, launch imminent
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The 2014 Toyota Corolla Altis will soon be launched in Malaysia; UMW Toyota Motor has released the pricing for the same.
Malaysia gets the new Corolla in 3 variants, the 1.8 E which comes at RM114k (Rs.21.6 Lakhs), the 2.0 G at RM123k (Rs.23.3 Lakhs) and the 2.0 V at RM136k (Rs.25.8 Lakhs). Prices are individual, OTR with insurance for Peninsular Malaysia.
The Corolla in the image is the top-end 2.0V model which gets an optional aero kit featuring front, rear and side skirts along with a trunk spoiler. A similar model was introduced in Taiwan last year dubbed as the Corolla Altis Z with the same body kit.
The Malaysian Corolla Altis 2.0V also comes equipped with exclusive features like LED projector headlamp with Daytime Running Lights, a smoked front grille, Cyber Carbon trim finish, Smart Entry and start system, black leather seats, 8-way power driver’s seat with lumbar support, Auto electro chromic inside rear view mirror.
Some additional features limited to the 2.0V model include, Cruise Control, Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control.
The top-end variant is the 2.0V “Additional Safety Package” which retails for RM139,900 (Rs.26.54 Lakhs) and gets a total of seven airbags (front, side, curtain, driver’s knee) and a passenger seat belt warning indicator. Note that the Malaysian pricing or variants will not influence the Indian Corolla when it launches here this year. Reliable sources confirmed the new Corolla’s showcasing at the Auto Expo next month.
The 2014 Corolla comes in two flavours, US-spec and global-spec. While the American version is angry and more aggressive, the global version has softer styling that is less polarizing.
Refer the spec sheet for more information and detailed list of features.
2014 Toyota Corolla Altis Malaysia spec sheet