The face-lifted, 2017 Toyota Corolla (Altis in India) has broken cover, and is set to be launched in Australia in the first quarter of 2017. Eventually, it’ll make its way to India as well. The face-lift adds a new fascia and additional safety features. Up front, the headlamps have become considerably sleeker than before, and feature LED power on the range-topping variant. The new grille gets compacted further (but retains the chrome), while fresh bumper-work lays down a ribbed theme with round fog lamps at both ends. The new bonnet’s contours follow the revised fascia.
While the sides continue unchanged, the tail lamps are now LED powered and get new graphics. To round things off, there are a new set of alloy wheels and wheel-caps on offer as well. The range-topping variant will also come with door handles finished in a chrome trim. As for the new safety equipment, the Corolla Altis face-lift (in ZX trim) adds a pre-collision system (PCS), lane departure alert (LDA) and automatic high beam (AHB). There is no word yet on the drive-train updates. In India, the Corolla Altis is offered with a 1.8 litre petrol and a 1.4-litre diesel engine, with the former available with an optional 7 CVT.