The Toyota Corolla Altis bounced back to the top of the segment in July, beating formidable competitors such as the Chevrolet Cruze, Skoda Laura, Honda Civic and Renault Fluence. What features have helped Altis be a buyers’ favourite over a long period of time?
One of the reasons for its impressive sales – apart from Toyota’s reputation in India for rock-solid build quality and reliability – is its comprehensive equipment levels.
All these features are available in the top-end variant of Corolla Altis petrol, the VL which is priced at Rs.14.77 lakh and the top-end variant of Corolla Altis diesel (D-4D GL) which is priced at Rs. 14.55 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
In-car entertainment: The top-end Altis comes with 6.1” DVD touch screen music system. a dual DIN connectivity, and a Bluetooth-enabled DVD touchscreen interface. Rear passengers can control the music system with a wireless remote.
8-way power driver’s seat: The Altis has an electrically adjusted driver’s seat. The 8-way adjustable seat with power lumbar support will help the driver to achieve the most convenient driving position easily.
Audio Controls on steering wheel: The Altis gets steering-mounted audio controls. You need not take your hand off the steering wheel to change the audio while driving.
Cruise Control: The Altis also get a cruise control stalk on the right side of steering wheel column. The cruise control stalk has the on/off, set, reset and cancel functionalities.
Optitron Meter: The Altis gets what the company calls an ‘Optitron’ meter for enhanced visibility. There are two large dials for speedometer and tachometer, while there are two small dials for fuel level and engine temperature level. All the details on the Optitron meter can be read at a glance and will not distract you while driving.
Push button start/stop: The Altis comes with a engine start stop button – something that is becoming a regular feature in top-end cars. There is no need to turn an ignition key to start the engine – A touch on the engine start stop button is sufficient.
Reverse Sensor: The Altis gets parking sensors fitted on the rear bumper. While parking the Altis at tight spaces, the parking sensors come in handy.
Smart Entry: The Altis has key sensors on the driver-side door handle, allowing you to enter your Altis easily without using the keys to unlock the door.
Dual SRS Airbags: The Altis is equipped with dual SRS airbags for front passenger safety.
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