New Corolla Altis to be launched in 15 days: all the details

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We have been talking about the Corolla Altis facelift for quite some time. Now Toyota have very quietly readied the new, facelifted version of the car, and given an exclusive pre-launch drive to a few auto journalists. We called Toyota Kirloskar Motor today in the morning, and the company confirmed the development. According to the company representative, the new version of the car should be launched in the next 15 days.

Toyota have not changed the exterior of the car much, with only subtle changes made to the front and rear. The interior of the car has been refurbished though, with clearly perceptible changes made to the cabin, including a better instrument cluster. The alterations are more than just skin deep, the petrol engine of the car has been altered for marginally better output and driveability. There is also a new Super CVT seven speed auto transmission which will be available on the petrol version. The diesel engine for the car remains unchanged

Here’s the list of features and specifications


  • Sharper, smarter, twin slat grille.
  • Diesel car’s grille different from petrol variant. Diesel car gets a mesh for distinction.
  • New central air dam and slightly revised bumper
  • Slimmer and sharper headlamps
  • Redesigned rear bumper
  • Reworked tail-lamps, with illumination now taken care of by LEDs
  • A chrome slat above the number plate


  • Central console with an LCD touchscreen with support for DVD, and Bluetooth connectivity
  • USB and Aux-in support
  • Keyless entry with a start / stop button
  • Remote boot opener
  • Perforated leather seats
  • Central arm rest for rear seat occupants
  • Parking sensors
  • A new instrument console with new interface and features

Engine & Transmission

  • Corolla Altis’ earlier 1794cc VVT-i engine replaced by a 1798cc dual VVT-i engine. Dual VVT-i controls both intake and exhaust valves based on a number of variables for better efficiency and driveability
  • Power is up from 130bhp to 138bhp, both at 6000rpm
  • Torque is up from 169Nm (4200 rpm) to 172Nm and is produced at a lower 4000 rpm
  • Petrol engine gets a new seven speed Sequential Shiftmatic ‘Super CVT’ auto transmission. This replaces the earlier five speed auto, is more fuel efficient and more responsive
  • ARAI efficiency figure for the auto transmission petrol – 15.22kmpl
  • Diesel engines comes only with the six-speed manual transmission

Prices and other details will be announced at the launch. Check out more details in the images below

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