Toyota Corolla was an evergreen sedan during last decade and now the Toyota has introduced its new Toyota Corolla Altis 2017 with a new design and look.The new look is more sporty and premium.The newly brushed chromium, grille, headlights, and front bumper adds up the premium and elegant look to the car.The car is unchanged in its profile and the new tail lamp is the only change around the back.The Toyota Corolla Altis 2017 is released globally.
As described earlier the car feels premium and sporty in its new look.The headlamps are sleek bi-beam LED headlamps with autofunction and smartly integrated fog lamps below the nose.The grille is thinner and sleek with chromium finish like the Fortuner.On the back, the taillamps are perfectly crafted and the shiny strip on the boot looks sporty.On the sides, the chromium strips add the premium look.The 7 spoke alloy wheels looks sporty.The wheelbase is 2.700m and it is quite good for Indian roads.The intermittent wipers are rain sensing wipers.The outside Rear-View Mirrors With Side Turn Indicator are electrically adjustable and retractable.
When it comes to the interior of Corolla Altis , everything looks premium.The central console’s design has been altered slightly, more soft-touch surfaces introduced, some materials improved, a new touchscreen infotainment system with a larger screen introduced, and the air-con controls changed entirely, replacing the traditional button-and-rotary-controller setup with a sleeker button-and-rocker setup.The elegant instrument panel with soft touch dashboard.The new infotainment system comes with a 7 inch responsive touchscreen, navigation, voice recognition and MirrorLink connectivity.
The steering wheel is 3 Spoke, Leather-Wrapped multifunctional with cruise control.
The VL version trim includes an electrically-adjustable driver’s seat with adjustable lumbar support, automatic headlamps and wipers, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, electrically-folding and adjustable wing mirrors that tilt down automatically when the car is slotted into reverse and a rear-view camera.
The legroom on the back is generous and the rear seats can be reclined.
Performance and Driving Comfort
The driving comfort is excellent with and mechanically it’s unchanged.The petrol automatic version powered by a 1.8-litre, four-cylinder engine putting out 140hp at 6400rpm and 173Nm at 4000rpm.The automatic version comes with a 7 speed CVT transmission.The CVT gearbox also gets a sports mode and hill-start assist.The eco mode on the car gives a good economy ride.
Stability is good at relatively high speeds and on taking bends.
This engine gives a good performance and refinement.
The Toyota Corolla Altis gives a good score of 35.25 out of 37 by Howsafeyourcar.com.au
The Toyota Corolla Altis is a perfect premium and sporty looking sedan.Altis 2017 will be a perfect car for Indian roads.The ride is safe and stable.Inside the car, it is spacious and premium looking.But when it comes to the performance, Toyota hasn’t made any pronounced change to the engines and you will not be happy if you are using the previous version of Altis.
The price Rs.19.91 lakh as ex-showroom price in Delhi, the full option petrol automatic version is the most expensive one.