Next generation Corolla Altis may have similarities with the Auris
Sagar Parikh, I'm the international news editor at IndianAutosBlog.com. I love everything that has a steering wheel!
The Malaysian counterpart to our Shoeb, Theophilus Chin, has produced an instant rendering of the 2014 Toyota Corolla by extending the Auris hatch.
None of us know the form the next generation Corolla will take as Toyota is yet to begin testing and hasn't brought a preview concept.
We are asked to expect drama, a clear departure and design nuggets featuring on the NS4 plug-in hybrid concept and the China-only Yundong Shaungqing concept.
According to media reports that have emerged these past few months, the new Corolla Altis could transform like the Avalon, which turned from a boring three-box into a four-door fastback coupe.
Some of our readers who drive the Corolla everyday feel Toyota India should clearly demarcate the taxi-spec Corolla from the family-man variants. During a recent interaction with some customers, a bigger diesel engine and a comprehensive entertainment package were the two features that gained the most votes.
Drivers we met with were not willing to move to other brands and said the experience of owning a Toyota has been completely care-free for them.
We hear that a few Toyota management members from various countries were called into Japan to view a mockup of the car early this year. Toyota India must be planning to drive in the new Corolla sometime in 2014.
[Source - Paultan.org]