Toyota Corolla Altis Review
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Toyota Corolla Altis Review by Expert
Toyota has finally launched its new favourite the Toyota Corolla Altis in two variants; petrol and diesel with the productions being made at the Toyota Kirloskar Motor plant. The new features are simply amazing and this adorable car now comes with refined engine versions and latest technical specifications. This face lift of Corolla Altis would definitely let the charts rise for Toyota and making a tough competition for Honda and Skoda. The elegance is definitely felt this time with the little changes and these minute detailing would be a lot more beneficial than anything else.
Toyota Corolla Altis come with a VVT-i, 4 cylinder Petrol engine having a displacement of 1794 cc. The expected Maximum Power delivery is 138Bhp which is 7Bhp more than the previous version of Altis at 6400 rpm and the Peak torque output of 173 Nm at 4000 rpm. This new unleashed engine is a lot smoother and responsive from the old version. The gearbox option is still the same of the 6 speed manual gearbox. This roaring engine would assist the occupants zoom to 100 kmph from start in just 9.5 seconds. The new CVT option makes the gear shift a child’s thing.
Toyota Corolla Altis Mileage and Fuel Efficiency
|Variant||Mileage (City)||Mileage (Highway)|
|Toyota Corolla Altis Petrol 1.8 J||10.5 Kmpl||14.5 Kmpl|
|Toyota Corolla Altis Petrol 1.8 G||10.5 Kmpl||14.5 Kmpl|
|Toyota Corolla Altis Petrol 1.8 GL||10.5 Kmpl||14.5 Kmpl|
|Toyota Corolla Altis Petrol 1.8 VL||9.5 Kmpl||13.5 Kmpl|
|Toyota Corolla Altis Diesel D-4D J||14 Kmpl||18 Kmpl|
|Toyota Corolla Altis Diesel D-4D G||14 Kmpl||18 Kmpl|
|Toyota Corolla Altis Diesel D-4D GL||14 Kmpl||18 Kmp|
The Petrol variant of the Toyota Corolla Altis gives a decent mileage of about 10.5 Kmpl in the city whereas delivers around 14.5 Kmpl on the highways. However, these statistics pertain only to the 6- speed manual transmission since for the petrol variant which is supportive of automatic transmission gives a mileage of about 9.5 Kmpl in the city and 13.5 on the highways. The Diesel variant being more economical is capable of delivering a mileage of about 14 Kmpl within the city and 18 Kmpl on the highways.
Toyota Corolla Altis Models and Features
|Toyota Corolla Altis JS||
This is the base variant in petrol version of newly introduced luxurious sedan Toyota Corolla Altis. This variant adorns 1.8-litre dual VVT-i petrol engine developing the power of 138bhp and torque of 173Nm. The major features mounted in this base variant includes 3-spoke urethane steering wheel and an in-dash touch screen audio system featuring a 5.8-inch LCD display along with USB/AUX-In sockets, SD card slot and Bluetooth connectivity. It also sports air conditioning system with heater, driver seat height adjustment facility, power steering, all four power windows, combination meter and an advanced multi-information display. On the safety front it bestows anti lock braking system, brake assist, electronic brake force distribution, rear fog lamps, day/night inside rear view mirror, key less entry, and remote boot opener.
|Toyota Corolla Altis Petrol 1.8 G||The major interesting features offered in this second variant of Corolla Altis in petrol version includes rear reclining seat, a 12V power socket in rear center console, 8-way power adjustable driver seat with lumbar support, combination meters, push start/stop button, two reading lamps and so on. The advanced music system is equipped with a 7.0 inch touchscreen display, USB and Aux-in port , SD card slot along with Bluetooth connectivity and six speakers. The safety features mounted in this variant are dual SRS airbag for enhancing the protection of the occupants, clutch start system, 3-point ELR seat belts with load limiter and pretensioner, anti glare internal rear view mirror, wireless door lock with smart key and windscreen with rain sensing wipers.|
|Toyota Corolla Altis Petrol 1.8 GL||Enriched with 7-speed Sequential Shiftmatic auto transmission gearbox this automatic version of Corolla Altis the interesting features like leather wrapped multi-functional steering wheel, 6-speakers, illuminated entry system, power steering with tilt/telescopic function, automatic air conditioning system with heater, Optitron combination meter, manual headlamp leveling device, paddle shifter, ECO driving indicator, manually adjustable driver's seat, and cup holders. It also sports safety features like dual front SRS airbags, ABS+EBD, fog lamps, 3-point ELR seat belts with load limiter and few more.|
|Toyota Corolla Altis Petrol 1.8 VL||
The top end variant of Corolla Altis’s petrol version is blessed with tilt and telescopic adjustable steering wheel, rear reclining seat, rear power socket, automatic headlamp leveling device , push start/stop button, multi-information, touchscreen along with Bluetooth connectivity and SD card slot. The safety features integrated in this variant are wireless door locking system with smart key access, reverse camera with display in audio screen, an advanced engine immobilizer with alarm, a pair of fog lamps and anti glare internal rear view mirror, front air bags, and ABS and EBD along with brake assist function .
|Toyota Corolla Altis Diesel D-4D J||Toyota Corolla Altis D 4D J is base variant in diesel version which is equipped with a 1.4-litre diesel power plant with turbo charger along with an inter-cooler. This 4-cylinder based diesel engine has the ability to displace 1364cc and can produce about 87.2bhp at 3800rpm along with 205Nm between 1800 to 2800rpm. Major features offered in this base variant include air conditioner, manual headlamp adjuster, driver seat height adjustment system, power steering, power windows for both front and rear passengers, sun visors, vanity mirror etc. The safety measures offered in this variant are SRS airbags for front passengers, keyless entry, rear fog lamps, wireless door lock system and various others.|
|Toyota Corolla Altis Diesel D-4D JS||
Apart from being blessed with same engine configuration as offered in the based variant of diesel model this variant is blessed with additional features like 8-way adjustable driver seat, tilt and telescopic adjustable steering system, push start/stop button, two reading lamps, a multi-functional steering wheel with audio and call control buttons. The high defined audio system receives 5.8 inch LCD touchscreen and supports connectivity with USB interface, Aux-in port along with Bluetooth.
|Toyota Corolla Altis Diesel D-4D G||The major features adorned in this variant includes power steering with tilt and telescopic adjustment, 60:40 split folding rear seats with reclining function, automatic air conditioning system with heater, driver's seat height adjustment, room lamps, manual headlamp leveling device, optitron combination meter and a multi-information display featuring a meter dot display. It also sports 7-inch LCD touchscreen audio unit which is capable to store SD card slot, and supports connectivity with Bluetooth and AUX-In/USB .|
|Toyota Corolla Altis Diesel D-4D G(L)||This is the top end variant in diesel version which is bestowed with various remarkable features like power steering with tilt and telescopic function, rear reclining seats, 8-way power adjustable driver's seat, a multi-information display with meter dot display, automatic headlamps leveling, leather seats, illuminated entry system, Optitron meter and push button engine start/stop function. It also embellishes 7.0-inch LCD touchscreen display and supports connectivity with SD card reader, AUX-In/USB ports, Bluetooth connectivity. The safety features mounted in this variant include dual front SRS airbags, clutch start system, 3-point ELR seat belts with pre-tensioner and load limiter, auto anti glare (electro chromic) inside rear view mirror, driver's side one touch up/down window with jam protection, engine immobilizer with alarm, rear fog lights and remote boot lid opener. It also receives reverse parking sensors and reverse camera with display on audio screen.|
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Toyota Corolla Altis Engine Power and Performance
Toyota Corolla Altis comes with both petrol and diesel variants.
Dual VVT-I Petrol Engine
The Dual VVT-I (Variable Valve Timing) Petrol engine is an excellent blend of power, fuel efficiency and low emissions. The 16 valves and 1794cc engine offers tremendous power like no other and the efficiency remains unmatched.
D-4D Diesel Engine
The D-4D Common rail diesel engine is equally powerful and perhaps more efficient and refined than ever before offering a variable nozzle turbo with intercooler that enhances efficiency, torque and delivers a smoother drive. With 4 cylinders inline and a displacement of 1364cc, the Diesel Engine of Corolla Altis is individually known for performance.
Toyota Corolla Altis Pickup and Acceleration
|Engine Variant||Max. Power (ps/rpm)||Max. Torque (Nm/rpm)||Pickup (0-100) (Sec.)||Top Speed|
|Dual VVT-I (Petrol)||140/6400||173/4000||12.3||170 Km/h|
|D-4D (Diesel)||88.4/3800||205/1800-2800||14.6||205 Km/h|
The bold and powerful Dual VVT-I Petrol Engine of the Toyota Corolla Altis churns out a massive power of 140 ps at 6400 rpm and a torque of about 173 Nm at 4000 rpm. The Engine has a superb pickup reaching 0-100 within a span of 12.3 seconds and delivers a top speed of about 170 Km/h at an ease. The D-4D Diesel Engine on the other hand is equally capable generating a maximum power of around 88.4 ps at 3800 rpm and a torque of 205 Nm at a range between 1800- 2800 rpm. The Engine picks up from 0-100 within 14.6 seconds and attains a top speed of about 205 Km/h which speaks of the engine’s superior quality and power.
Toyota Corolla Altis Interiors and Features
The very dazzling Toyota Corolla Altis is home to the world’s finest luxurious interiors with it’s extraordinarily comfort in the plush leather seats and with every sight of its wooden finish that beckons the pathway to the ultimate leisure the car has to offer to its passengers. There is not much need to mention regarding the space inside the cabin, perhaps, it is more than enough to fit in five people at an ease. Ample headroom and legroom together with multiple storage compartments throughout the cabin make it something very obvious with the fact that after all it’s Toyota that we are talking about. The head and back rests are truly comfortable and the 8- way adjustable driver seat is the one and only in the segment making Altis a one make wonder. The leather and fabric high upholstery are indeed very beautiful and induce a magnificent charisma inside the cabin.
The Centre console and instrument panel has a wooden gloss finish with silver edged design and elegance that comes not just as beauty but also as a complete utility with all instruments in position and reach of the driver. The Dashboard is huge and very well designed. AC vents are well placed and the cluster is accessible from all positions of the driver seat.
When it comes to features, Toyota Corolla Altis is loaded with the loads. The brand new push start/stop button and smart entry are key features regarding the ease and support to the user. One of the most interesting feature of the car is the 6.1” DVD Touchscreen Audio is a state of art excellent utility that is well supportive of Bluetooth connectivity. With a console so capable, entertainment has a new name. The Steering mounted audio controls further add to the ease and flexibility.
The Car has a well illuminated white display and the Opitron meter has a well flooded backlight to enhance the visibility. Moreover the electro chromatic inner rear view mirror eliminates glare from the traffic behind; enhancing visibility and safety. With all utility and beautiful features, the interiors of Toyota Corolla Altis are truly a marvelous example of craftsmanship.
The Sedan has a huge boot space as well which is about 475 lit. making it by far the most spacious and huge in the segment.
Toyota Corolla Altis Exteriors and Features
Toyota has used the word ‘Gorgeous’ to describe its all new Corolla Altis; and at this juncture, the car has truly lived up to the meaning of the word. The Sedan is a pure amalgam of essence, elegance and sportiness. With the beautiful design of its sleek front head lights, dynamic grille, and stylish rear design, the Corolla Altis exudes a bold, strong and commanding presence. As mentioned, the front grille with the embossed Emblem of the company gives Corolla Altis a new dynamic look. The angular head lamps are equally appreciative and redefine the sedan in a new way. The Prominent rear bumper with sleek rare combination of LED Tail lamps and the rear chrome garnish give Altis a wide and sporty appearance. Gorgeous outside Rear View Mirrors with turn indicators look awesome and fabulous. The Fluidic side windings that run across the sides’ to the back, the elegant shape of the sedan and the bold and solid bumpers give Corolla Altis exactly the look of a landmark on wheels. The beautiful door handles are very firm, the rubber insulations are proper; moreover the sedan has a reverse sensor mechanism that enables you to park the car effortlessly in the toughest and most compact of spots. The HID headlamps with washers provide better illumination and visibility at night and also the washers help in easy maintenance of the headlamps. The all new Toyota Corolla Altis available in a variety of colors such as super white, blue metallic, black mica, dark red mica metallic, champagne mica metallic, white pearl mica and silver mica metallic.
Safety and Features in Toyota Corolla Altis
Toyota Corolla Altis comes with safety features that match up to the highest quality standards enveloping the passengers in complete safety and security. The Sedan is itself enveloped in a GOA Body that is Global Outstanding Assessment Body ensuring highest safety levels. The Dual SRS Airbags in the front offer enhanced protection in the event of any collision. The Corolla Altis has disc brakes on all four wheels for superior braking and driving control. HID Headlamps provide enhanced visibility and great illumination at nights ensuring a safe drive. The Electro Chromatic Inner View Mirror removes glare from the traffic behind; hence ensuring proper rear view visibility counting to the safety of the passengers. The Corolla Altis has a special mechanism in the seating as well with the concept of WIL (Whiplash Injury Lessening), in case of a collision, WIL concept on the driver seat helps prevent injury to the neck and back. Moreover ABS with EBD gives you smooth stops during sudden braking.
Toyota Corolla Altis Driving and Handling
The Fully loaded Corolla Altis has enhanced accessibility features like the push start/ stop button, the keyless entry that makes it even more convenient to step into the vehicle. The Audio Controls on the steering are another convenient way to reach out to entertainment with the slip of a hand. The Cruise Control is indeed a way to make your drive a hassle free one. The 6 speed manual transmission is smoother than can be expected, the braking is very effective and there is no match for the super responsive power steering. The McPherson strut type front suspension and the Torsion beam rear suspension gives a luxurious smooth drive even on rough terrains. The 7 speed Super CVT-I automatic shiftmatic transmission variant is very smooth and responsive and gives enhanced fuel efficiency. Moreover the Brand new ECO drive Indicator displays whether the drive is in ECO Mode or not.
Toyota Corolla Altis Accessories
The Corolla Altis can easily boast of its super stock stereo accessories. The Sedan comes well equipped with the 6.1” DVD Touchscreen Audio system and console with Bluetooth connectivity providing entertainment at your fingertips; and with a wireless remote for the passengers in the rear. The 6 speakers embedded within the muscles of the car sound loud and deliver superb acoustics. Apart from the stereo and console, certain other accessories can be well configured and customized from Toyota itself with respect to the variants.
Toyota Corolla Altis Conclusion
On a personal note, Toyota Corolla Altis is perhaps the most fascinating thing on roads and is a delight to drive attaining from its ultimate pleasure, luxury, safety and efficiency. Toyota Corolla Altis remains unmatched benchmark from Toyota in the history of Automobiles in India.
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