|Fuel Type||Engine Capacity||Transmission Type||Power||Torque||Fuel Efficiency|
|petrol||1798cc||Manual||140PS @ 6400RPM||173NM @ 4000RPM||14kmpl|
|petrol||1798cc||auto||140PS @ 6400RPM||173NM @ 4000RPM||14kmpl|
|diesel||1364cc||Manual||88PS @ 3800RPM||205NM @ 1800 - 2800RPM||21kmpl|
The Toyota Corolla has always been popular among business executives because of its plush ride quality, rear seat comfort and dependability. It is available with a petrol-powered as well as a diesel engine too.
The Corolla follows Toyota's latest design philosophy. In its latest avatar, it gets a sharper and sleeker design. It gets a pair of sleek Bi-beam LED Headlamps with auto function and stylish all LED taillamps. The car now sits on 16-inch alloy wheels and cuts a new-age picture with its creases and sharp design details. Due for an update, the Corolla competes against the like of the newly-launched Honda Civic, the Skoda Octavia and the feature-rich Hyundai Elantra.
In terms of cabin features, the Toyota Corolla falls behind its better-equipped counterparts in the segment. However, everything is well put together and feels premium. The car gets a beige and black scheme for the upholstery and the layout of things is simple and minimal rather than new age and busy. At the heart of the dash sits the touch screen infotainment system which doesn't get android auto and apple carplay compatibility but gets in-built navigation.
All that being said, the Corolla has one of the most spacious cabins in its class and the rear seats get a recline feature for added comfort, along with a centre armrest. The front seat super comfy as well and the driver gets a 10-way adjustable seat with memory function. There's also a colour MID between the Optitron dials for instrumentation, keyless entry with push start/stop, dual rear power sockets, a minus ion generator to keep the air inside the cabin fresh and in terms of boot space, the car has a large 470-litre boot, where the rear backrest also gets 60:40 split.
The Toyota Corolla doesn't disappoint in terms of safety and some of the noteworthy features include 7 airbags, ABS + EBD + Brake Assist, Impact sensing fuel cut, hill starting assist, Vehicle Stability Control, Bi-beam LED Headlamp, auto headlamps with auto-levelling, rain sensing wipers and reverse sensor with reversing camera.
The Toyota Corolla is sold with two engine options in India a 1.4-litre 4 cylinder diesel engine which makes 88PS at 3800 RPM and 205NM of torque at 1800 RPM, mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. The petrol variants are powered by a 1.8l Dual VVT-i motor good for 140ps at 6400 RPM and 173NM at 4000 RPM and can be opted with a 6-speed manual gearbox or 7 speed CVT unit. In terms of mileage, the diesel 1.4-litre has a company claimed mileage of 21.4km/l while the petrol manual and automatic return 14.28 km/l.
The Corolla Altis focuses on ride comfort and driveability more than outright performance and it shows in the way it drives. If the former two are your top priorities more than anything else, the Altis is a brilliant package to consider.
Toyota Corolla Altis price starts from INR 16.45 Lakh to INR 20.19 Lakh.
The Corolla has been the definitive family sedan with a solid-as-tank build quality and a roomy, comfortable interior for ages. One of the largest selling nameplates in automotive history has been a hit with the Indian audience as well, although, of late, with the emergence of some new rivals from South Korea and Czechoslovakia, the sales have somewhat dipped. It’s too strong a brand to not believe in though, and Toyota recently introduced the 2017 Facelift of the Corolla with some smart styling changes and a few feature additions. We took the car out for a 700 km spin, and in this 2017 Toyota Corolla Facelift India review, we’ll see how well it fared. Let’s go!