Soon after launching the new Toyota Corolla Altis in Thailand, the car maker has introduced the new Toyota Altis ESport- a sporty variant in the Thai car market. The E in the ESport stands for excellence. It may be noted that the new Toyota Corolla bookings in India commenced earlier this year and the Japanese auto giant is close to launching the latest gen of its highly popular D segment sedan in India. We won’t be too surprised to see the Toyota Corolla Altis ESport making it to India soon after its launch here.
At Thailand, the new Altis ESport becomes the new flagship variant of the Corolla and comes up a host of visual upgrades that work together to make the car look more racy. Also, the car maker has tuned the suspension for a firmer ride.
Exterior visual uprades include a bumper diffuser, side skirts, a different radiator grille with Gun Metallic strip and an aero body kit. The car also gets LED projector headlamps with LED DRLs, “Surface Illumination” rear LED lights and new 17 inch mag wheels.
On the inside, the car gets new black leather upholstery, padded front seats, 4-way adjustable steering wheel with audio buttons, paddle shifters, a six speaker audio system, auto aircon and a “jack-knife” key.
Powering the car is the same 1,798 cc four-cylinder petrol engine that powers the regular variantThe engine has a max power of 141 PS @ 6,000 RPM and peak torque of 18.05 kgm @ 4,000 RPM. and comes mated to a seven speed CVT ‘box.
The Toyota Corolla Altis ESport is available with five color options – Dark Brown Mica Metallic, Gray Metallic, White Pearl, Metallic Silver and Attitude Black Mica. New Toyota Corolla Altis ESport prices in Thailand start at 899,000 baht.