By Kaustubh Shinde
The C segment stalwart will be soon face-lifted and put on steroids in the south-Asian markets. Toyota’s Malaysian website is reporting details of the updated Corolla Altis which will be launched on 23rd of September.
It will have a brand new, range topping 2.0L dual VVT-i ZR series engine mated to a CVT gearbox with 7 virtual ratios. It will also be available in 1.6L and 1.8L form. Power would range from 121bhp for the 1.6-liter to 147 bhp for the 2-liter engine.
The Corolla also gets many a feature like VSC stability control, start-stop button, paddle shifters and dual airbags. The prices would start from RM 10,5990 (around Rs. 15 lakhs) right up to RM 13,1990 (around Rs. 19 lakhs) for the fully loaded one.
Back home, the Altis is in a good position after the introduction of the diesel variant to touch 1,500 cars or more a month. Given it is in a strong position, will Toyota think of bringing this powerful Corolla to India?
Source - Paul Tan