Toyota Kirloskar Motor have launched the New 2014 Corolla Altis. The car has been priced quite attractively between 11.99 lakh for the base petrol variant to 16.89 lakh for the top of the line petrol CVT automatic variant. In its 11th generation now, the Corolla is the world’s largest selling car model. Launched in 1966, this year marks its 48th anniversary. It is currently manufactured in 15 production bases and sold in 154 countries and regions around the world. The new model for India was first unveiled in February at the Auto Expo 2014.
At Motoroids, we have already done an exhaustive road test review of this fabulous car model as a part of a pre-launch media drive.
The new Corolla, in addition to the standard list of equipment, also comes with a special accessory package “The Benchmark Collection”. It has a unique collection of premium accessories like daytime running lamp and chrome packages.
The new Toyota Corolla is available with a 1.8 liter VVTi petrol and a 1.4 liter D-4D diesel engine. The engines on the car are the same as the previous model and there is no difference in the output figures. The 1.8 liter Dual VVT-i petrol engine is good for 140PS of power @ 6400 rpm and peak torque of 173 Nm @4000 rpm. The diesel unit produces 88.4PS of power @ 3800 rpm and maximum torque of 205 Nm between 1800 to 2800 rpm.
Buyers of the 1.8 liter petrol variant will get an option to choose between a 6 speed manual or 7 speed Super CVT-i automatic transmission. The diesel engine, however, will be available only with a 6 speed manual transmission. The new Corolla is available in a total of 9 variants – 5 for petrol engine [ J(S), G, G-CVT, GL and VL (CVT) ] and 4 for diesel [ DJ, DJ(S), DG and DGL]. The New Corolla Altis is available in 7 colours – White Pearl Crystal Shine, Silver Mica Metallic, Grey Metallic, Blue Metallic, Champaign Mica Metallic, Super White II and Celestial Black.
The prices of the all the variants of the new Toyota Corolla are provided below. Please note that these prices have been termed as ‘introductory’ and may change soon depending on the response the new car gets. All prices are ex-showroom Delhi
VL (CVT) 16,89,324/-
DJ (S) 13,64,324/-
Key highlights of the new Toyota Corolla Altios are provided below
– New radiator grille
– LED headlamps and clearance lamps
– New design wide rear LED combination lamps add to the prestigious looks
– R 16 alloy wheels
– Rear chrome garnish
– The vehicle height has been lowered by 5 mm leading to better balance and aerodynamics.
– Cyber carbon piano black instrument panel cluster provides a rich feel
– 3 spoke leather steering wheel with bluetooth control
– New design optitron meter with illumination
– Illumination (for entry, cupholder and near the foot)
– Chrome inside door handle
– Increased wheelbase (100 mm)
– Rain sensors
– Navigation (Provided with “New” 7.0 LCD Touch screen and voice command enabled Audio with USB, Bluetooth, Audio)
– Rear reclining seat, first in its segment
– Increased rear seat legroom
– Rear reading lamp
– Rear sunshade
– Rear power socket
– The driving position has been enhanced by changing the steering wheel angle from 24 degree to 22 degree
– The vertical adjustment of the seat has been increased from 45 mm to 60 mm
– Rear Camera with display audio screen
– Brake Assist with EBD and ABS
– Rear fog lamp on RH side
– Dual SRS airbags
– GOA Body
Mr. Naomi Ishii, Managing Director said, “Corolla is the world’s most favorite car. It is the world’s No 1 car with more than 40 million cars sold across the globe. The Corolla accounts for one in every five vehicle sold by Toyota in the 76 – year history. 1969 was the start of its 33 year run as best – selling car in Japan. With global cumulative sales exceeding 22.65 million units, in 1997 the Corolla became the world’s best – selling nameplate. More than a million units have been sold each year since 2002. We are glad to launch the 11thgeneration of this global car in India.”
Mr. N Raja, Director and Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing said, “From the 9th generation in 2003 to the newly introduced 11th generation, the Corolla has bettered with each generation. The Corolla has stood the test of time. The key to its success is the faithful passing down of its original development concept from the first generation onwards. A testimony to Toyota’s craftsmanship, technology and world renowned Quality, Durability and Reliability – QDR, Corolla is Toyota’s flagship brand. We have sold more than 88,500 units since its introduction in India, in 2003.We received a good response after we unveiled the vehicle at the Auto Expo in Feb. We are currently booked for 3 months. We hope the All New Corolla Altis, will further strengthen the brand in India and will also contribute to the growth of the C segment in India.”