Toyota's compact sedan receives a mid-life facelift in India.
Toyota Kirloskar Motor launched the 2017 Toyota Corolla Altis in India yesterday with a starting price of INR 15.88 lakh (ex-showroom New Delhi). The facelifted Toyota Corolla Altis is now available for bookings and its deliveries have commenced nationwide.
As expected, the Indian-spec 2017 Toyota Corolla closely resembles the Thai-spec 2017 Toyota Corolla. Up front, the facelifted model features new radiator grille and fog lamp housing, reshaped air dam grille, redesigned bumper and new Bi-beam LED headlamps with integrated LED daytime running lights. New 16-inch alloy wheels give a fresh look to the car on the sides.
At the rear, there's more chrome with the new boot lid garnish, and tweaked tail lamps with LED lighting as standard. With the facelift, Toyota has added a new 'Phantom Brown' shade to the exterior colour options.
On the inside, the 2017 Toyota Corolla features newly designed instrument panel, new circular HVAC vents on the outer ends of the revised dashboard and a new 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with MirrorLink. Safety equipment includes 7 airbags, ABS with EBD and Brake Assist, Vehicle Stability Control and Hill Starting Assist.
There are no changes to the engine options. The 2017 Toyota Corolla petrol is powered by the 2ZR-FE 1.8-litre Dual VVT-i four-cylinder petrol unit that produces 103 kW (140 PS) at 6,400 rpm and 173 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm, and is available with a 6-speed manual transmission and a continuously variable transmission. The 2017 Toyota Corolla diesel has the 1ND - TV 1.4-litre D-4D four-cylinder diesel engine that develops 65 kW (88 PS) at 3,800 rpm and 205 Nm of torque between 1,800 rpm and 2,800 rpm. A 6-speed manual transmission is standard in the diesel model.
2017 Toyota Corolla Altis (facelift) - Prices*
- Corolla Altis G MT (petrol) - INR 15,87,500
- Corolla Altis G CVT (petrol) - INR 17,52,500
- Corolla Altis GL MT (petrol) - INR 18,30,500
- Corolla Altis VL CVT (petrol) - INR 19,91,500
- Corolla Altis DG MT (diesel) - INR 17,36,000
- Corolla Altis DGL MT (diesel) - INR 19,05,000
*ex-showroom New Delhi