On the 27th of May 2014, Toyota Kirloskar Motors Limited will launch the all-new Corolla Altis D-segment sedan. Bookings for the car are already on at Toyota dealerships across the country and the Japanese automaker has also begun displaying the 11th generation Corolla Altis at strategic locations such as shopping malls and airports. Actual customer deliveries of the car will begin from the 27th of May, immediately after the price announcement.
The 2014 Corolla Altis gets larger in terms of dimensions. The car offers more space for its occupants while also offering revised interiors and more features than the outgoing model. In terms of the engine options, the 1.8 liter petrol (138 Bhp-173 Nm) and 1.4 liter D-4D turbo diesel (87 Bhp-200 Nm) motors have been carried over unchanged while the petrol motor gets a new CVT automatic gearbox.
The petrol engined 2014 Corolla will be sold in five (J(S), G, G-CVT, GL and VL) variants while the diesel engined model will see four (J, J(S), G and GL) variants. The 1.8 liter VVT petrol engined variant will get 3 variants (J(S), G and GL) with a 6 speed manual gearbox while 2 variants (G-CVT and VL) will be equipped with the CVT automatic gearbox with 7 stepped shifts.
All four diesel engined variants make do with a 6 speed manual gearbox. The diesel variants of the Corolla Altis are likely to start at 14 lakh rupees, making the all-new Corolla about 1.2 lakh rupees more expensive than the outgoing version of the car, whose diesel variants started at 12.8 lakh rupees. The top end variants of the Corolla bring in the following prominent features to the equation:
- Twin Airbags
- Cruise Control
- Revised alloy wheel design
- Automatic LED headlamps
- 8 way, power adjustable driver seat
- Leather seats
- Rain sensing wipers
- Satellite navigation
- Push button start
- Keyless entry
- Touch screen based infotainment system