Toyota Kirloskar Motors has confirmed that they will launch the next-gen Corolla Altis in early 2019. A best seller in its class, the new model is expected to be no different. Many renders have surfaced online that show what the upcoming model could look like. Here’s one such render.
The new Toyota Corolla Altis has been designed and developed on Toyota’s New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform. This new platform is more advanced, with a wider track. The exteriors of the new car, as indicated by the render, have a very distinct look with sleekly designed headlamps and a trapezoid-shaped front bumper.
New J-shaped bi-beam LED headlamps, bold character lines at the front with strong shoulder lines at the rear give the car an aggressive stance. 18-inch alloy wheels and LED tail lamps with a diffused look are other major changes on the rear. The interior may not get a lot of changes when compared with the current generation model.
The new car could be offered with a new petrol unit- a 2.0-litre M20A-FKS engine, which produces a maximum power of of 171 Bhp. This engine could be offered with a 6-speed manual or a CVT automatic. The Corolla Altis will also get a hybrid powertrain in the regular 2.0-litre petrol engine. The hybrid option is expected to be shared with Maruti Suzuki. The rebadged Corolla Hybrid is expected to be sold through NEXA dealerships.
Toyota and Suzuki announced their alliance last year to produce vehicles together for the Indian market. Toyota will also provide its hybrid technology to Maruti, to deploy on many new cars. Toyota has no plans to introduce the diesel engine in India. The automaker may instead choose to opt for a petrol hybrid to replace the diesel. The hybrid version of Corolla will be powered by 70 Kw batteries, which will bump up fuel efficiency by 45%.