Toyota Corolla Altis Review
With the manufacturing of its first product- Type A engine, Toyota stepped in the auto market in the year 1937. Since then the Japanese marquee has launched numerous successful models and that is the reason for being itself positioned as the market leader. Introduced in the year 1966, the Toyota Corolla Altis was crowned as the bestselling car of the era, and since then the brand has undergone several redesigns and surpassed almost eleven generation and still it is not showing any sign of fade. Bestowed with elegance and a decent power package, the new facelift is surely a success to the brand and has created a distinct milestone in the field of automobile.
Engine, mileage and variants:
With refreshed new design and a slight mutation to its powerhouse, this sedan is available here in two trim levels- 1.8 V A/T and 1.8 G M/T. Blended with gasoline, the 4-cylinder engine of the Altis come across with a maximum power of 151 PS at 6400 rpm. This front engine front wheel drive arrangement of the car earn a peak torque of 19.4 kgm at 4000 rpm, at the same time the 6-speed manual transmission housed in the Altis allows it to hit 100 km/h in just 10.5 seconds and the efficient dynamics of the car enables it to attain a top speed of 178 km/h. Dual VVT-i technology harnessed to the engine allows the car to deliver an efficient mileage of 13.17 km/l.
With broad fascia and nice geometric arrangement, the front of the Altis resembles much like a luxury sedan. Besides this, the chrome tinted radiator grille stretching to the headlamps enhances the razor sharp design of the front. Sleek design of the headlamps integrated with daytime running lights satisfies the elegant aesthetics of the car. Chrome dipped window sills and door handles offers as a nice garnish to the flamboyant body design. Combination head lamps wide look of the rear bumper adds a sporty trait to the silhouette of the car. With sufficient wheel base the car holds a precise dimension of 4620mm in length, 1776mm in width and 1460mm in height.
Luxurious essence of the exterior is also transferred to the interior of the car. With ergonomically arranged controls and comfortable seating arrangement the driver would gain a fatigue-free driving experience. New dynamic interior design of the car comes with versatile seating arrangement that would make you feel cozy in any harsh condition. Stylish 3-spoke steering wheel of the car comes embedded with some decent controls that ease the driving, by operating the system without letting your hands off-the steering wheel. Monochrome cluster of the car comes with clear blue illumination that avails you with almost all vehicle parameters required during driving. Advanced information and entertainment system of the car comes equipped with a navigation system that allows you to escape heavy traffic. There is a cargo space of 368-litres that lets you settle down heavy baggage during distant travels.
Safety, Braking and Miscellaneous:
Braking system of the Altis comes with ventilated disc at the front and solid disc or drum disc at the rear, which is further equipped with anti-lock braking system that offers a safe and consistent braking performance. McPherson strut at the front and torsion beam with coil spring and stabilizer at the rear offers a stable and relaxed drive while maneuvering critical turns. Electronic brake force distribution system equipped in the car offers equal amount of braking force to each wheel thus offering skid free propulsion. Dual SRS airbag and seat belt with pretensioner and force limiter allows you to escape severe injuries during fatal crash.
Surely the new Corolla Altis is a great success in the field of advancements. When we talk about the aesthetics and comfort factors then truly it stands as a tough contender in its segment. Though having an efficient engine, the power grunted by the Altis lacks by a minute difference compared to its rivals.