The 11th generation Toyota Corolla Altis will be launched in India on the 27th of May, 2014. Currently, Toyota is displayed the car at strategic locations across the country, in a bid to build buzz around its latest D-Segment sedan. While the car maker continues to be tightlipped about the pricing and variant details of the car, the latter have already hit the interweb. The new Corolla Altis will feature 5 variants in petrol and 4 in diesel trims, and the variant line up is similar to what the outgoing model used to sell with.
Although the variant list is similar, Toyota has added more features to the 2014 Corolla Altis, which also gets a brand new design language and larger dimensions than the outgoing model. Click here for additional details. The 2014 Corolla Altis retains its 1.8 liter petrol motor (138 Bhp-176 Nm) equipped with variable valve timing and the 1.4 liter D-4D turbo diesel motor (87 Bhp-200 Nm). Both engines get 6 speed manual gearboxes as standard while a CVT automatic gearbox with seven stepped shifts is offered with the petrol powered Corolla Altis models.
Coming to the new features on the car, all variants of the 2014 Corolla Altis get a new front grille, rear reclining seats, brake assist, rear power socket and rear fog lamps as standard kit. The five variants of the petrol powered Corolla Altis are: J, G, G CVT, GL and VL. The four diesel variants of the car are: J, J(S), G and GL. Major feature additions on the top-end variants of the 2014 Corolla Altis include LED headlamps, rain sensing wipers, a new 7 inch multimedia infotainment system with integrated navigation, and a reverse camera.
The Corolla has been a steady seller for Toyota and until the advent of the Hyundai Elantra, was the best selling D-Segment sedan in India. With the 2014 version of the car, Toyota will be hoping to regain lost ground. The car is expected to be priced competitively, with prices of the new variants likely to be about 50,000 rupees higher than that of the outgoing ones. Bookings of the Corolla Altis are now open with deliveries to commence right from the day of launch.