Toyota Kirloskar Motors Limited has launched the 2014 Corolla Altis D-Segment luxury sedan in India. Prices of the car start at 11.99 lakh rupees, ex-showroom Delhi. The 11th generation Corolla Altis replaces the 10th generation version in India. The car is assembled from imported CKD (completely knocked down) kits at Toyota’s Bidadi factory, off Bangalore.
Detailed, variant wise prices of the 2014 Corolla Altis are as follows and all prices reflect ex-showroom Delhi figures:
- J (S) – 11.99 lakh rupees
- G – 13.74 lakh rupees
- G CVT – 15.04 lakh rupees
- GL – 15.38 lakh rupees
- VL CVT – 16.89 lakh rupees
- DJ – 13.07 lakh rupees
- DJ (L) – 13.64 lakh rupees
- DG – 15.04 lakh rupees
- DG (L) – 16.68 lakh rupees
Mechanically, the 2014 Altis is largely unchanged. The 2014 Corolla Altis is available with petrol and turbo diesel engine options that are carried over from the previous generation version. The petrol motor gains a new CVT automatic gearbox with 7 stepped ratios. The 6 speed manual gearboxes for the petrol and diesel engines are unchanged.
The petrol powered 2014 Corolla Altis features a 1.8 liter-4 cylinder naturally aspirated motor that outputs 182 Bhp of peak power and 173 Nm of peak torque. The diesel motor is a 1.4 liter-4 cylinder, turbo-charged unit that outputs 87 Bhp and 205 Nm. The petrol engine is a peppy performer while the diesel motor is a frugal operator.
All variants of the 2014 Corolla Altis pack in twin airbags and ABS+EBD as standard safety features. The new Corolla Altis is significantly larger than the version it replaces. The new car is a full 75 mm longer, and this additional length also translates into a longer wheelbase and increase leg room for the rear passengers.
Considering that the Corolla Altis is a prime chauffeur driven car, the increase in legroom is quite significant and will appeal to buyers. The interiors are completely revamped with a new dashboard design that is quite understated to look at. The quality of materials used on the dashboard see a significant revision upwards.
The car also features a brand new design that is inspired by Toyota’s new global design philosophy. The new Corolla is more edgier and is a significant departure from the bland and boring lines that older Toyotas were accused of. On the whole, the new Corolla Altis is a much sharper looking car than its predecessor.
In terms of features, the 2014 Corolla Altis brings quite a bit to the table, especially among the top end petrol and diesel powered variants. The car gains LED headlamps (a best in class feature), a 7 inch touchscreen infotainment system integrated into the dashboard, Bluetooth connectivity, push button start, 8 way electrically adjustable driver’s seat, Optitron instrumentation console and leather wrapped seats.
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