After reading reports online on Corolla Altis diesel launching in July, we called up Toyota to understand the situation better. When Indian Autos Blog contacted Mr.Sandeep Singh, Deputy Managing Director, Marketing of Toyota Kirloskar Motor on the 27th of last month, he told us that the Altis diesel will be brought to India in August.
Due to unknown reasons, Toyota has pulled back the launch date of the Altis diesel. When we contacted him again, just minutes ago, this is what he had to share -
Mr.Sandeep Singh, Deputy Managing Director, Marketing of Toyota Kirloskar Motor -
We will launch the Corolla Altis diesel anytime between 20th and 23rd of July. We haven't finalized the date, but it will be on one of these three days.
The Corolla diesel will come with a 1.4-liter 90hp CRDI engine coupled to a 6-speed transmission. We expect the diesel variant to cost more than a lakh compared to the petrol model. The vehicle will be brought in through the CKD route.