Toyota has launched the Corolla Altis Aero limited edition to celebrate its 10th Anniversary of Corolla in the Indian market.
The Corolla Altis Aero petrol is priced at Rs. 11.47 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) and there is no diesel version. The Altis Aero is priced Rs. 47,000 more than the regular Altis J variant. Only 500 units of the Altis Aero will be made available for sale at Toyota dealerships until September 2012.
The Corolla Altis Aero is essentially the Corolla Altis J petrol variant with additional features such as new front and rear bumpers, trunk spoiler with LED lights, smoked halogen headlamps, smoked rear combination lamps, 7-spoke alloy wheels, chrome finish muffler cutter and ‘Aero’ badge. On the inside, this limited edition gets dual tone seats with aero logo.
The Corolla Altis Aero petrol is powered by the 1.8-litre dual VVT-I petrol motor that puts out 138 Bhp of power and returns a claimed mileage of 14.53 Kmpl. The engine is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission.
The Corolla Altis lacks features such as airbags, automatic climate control, steering mounted audio controls. The following are the features offered in the Altis Aero limited edition.
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The Corolla Altis is a popular sedan in its segment and the 10th anniversary Corolla Altis Aero edition will likely rekindle interest among potential buyers. But on the downside, it is offered only with a petrol engine version where the demand is quite low due to skyrocketing petrol prices. This seems like an attempt to push sales of petrol cars, but may not work too well. Do you think the Aero Edition will help Toyota boost sales? Share your views in the comments section below.