Only yesterday, we reported the all-new 2014 Toyota Corolla Altis India launch could happen by May this year. Now according to the reports, the launch is scheduled to happen on 27th May. Soon after the introduction, deliveries of the car are expected to commence in the first week of June. The dealerships have already started accepting bookings for Rs. 50,000 and its price is expected to retail for around Rs. 40,000 more than the price of current model. The Corolla Altis will be offered with both diesel and petrol versions. Motivation for the petrol variant comes from 1.8 liter engine, which is good for pulsating 140PS of power @ 6400 rpm with 190 newton meters of torque @ 4000 rpm.
Alternatively, the diesel variant is propelled by a D-4D 4-cylinder 1.4 liter engine that’s good for producing 88.4PS of power @ 3800 rpm. The engine will be teamed up with a 7-speed CVT (continuously variable transmission) with shift paddles. The 2014 Toyota Corolla Altis looks more stylish as compared to the current model and features chrome grille with LED headlights and taillights. It will be available in seven color choices and is expected to get premium features such as push button start, eight-way adjustable driver seat, seven inch touchscreen entertainment system, rearview camera, LED daytime running lamps, keyless ignition, rain sensing wipers and shift paddles on automatic variant.
The 2014 Toyota Corolla Altis measuring 1776mm wide, 1475mm tall and 4620mm long, is wider and longer as compared to the current model. The 2700mm wheelbase is a whole 100mm longer unlike its predecessor. The Japanese automaker which has been sailing in India since 1997 recently achieved another landmark of one million sales in the domestic market. Last month, Toyota announced a price cut across its models in India, in the wake of the latest excise duty reduction announced in the interim budget 2014-15.
Toyota Kirloskar Motors recently launched a new version of their Corolla Altis luxury sedan. The variant is available in both diesel and petrol options in India, with a price ranging between INR 10.53 lakhs to INR 14.77 lakhs, according to ex-showroom prices in Delhi.
The company’s managing director, Hiroshi Nakagawa, said that following the launch if their first Corolla sedan in the market, back in 2003, the sedan has received a good response in the market. They have so far, managed to sell around 70,000 models of the Corolla sedan pan India.
In 2010, the company had managed to sell around 10,400 units of the Corolla Altis, and expect to sell around 11,500 units in 2011. The recently launched variant is powered by a 1,798cc motor. While the petrol version costs between INR 10.53 lakhs to INR 14.77 lakhs, the diesel version costs between INR 11.46 lakhs to INR 14.55 lakhs.
Almost everybody is aware about the partnership venture between Toyota of Japan and Kirloskar Company of India. Toyota Kirloskar always manages to be in the news. Now it seems that are they are planning to add a new feather to their hat with the ‘facelift of the all new Toyota Corolla Alits’. Wondering how do we know about it? So just for your information, it our sheer duty as well as pleasure to keep you updated and bring you the news from all the corners of India. Back on the track, it seems Toyota Corolla Altis is touring all the corners of India, though not really. It looks like Toyota Motors wants to test the capability of the car before its official launch or should I say before it is officially offered in front of the customers. Didn’t I tell you, Toyota always manages to be in the news?
So here’s a “peek a boo” at what this car looks like. To start with the car seems to have been fitted with a new wider grille but the headlights and the tail lights are almost similar to the previous model of this car. I was wondering from where does this car gets the aggressive looks and trust me very soon I found out that it is because of the wider chin. But besides these minute differences, I couldn’t see any other difference, at least not any major difference. I don’t expect for any mechanical changes in the car. Since, Toyota seems to be very happy with the insides of the previous model of this car, we don’t expect any changes inside either. However there’s a surprise waiting for you. There is a rumour that besides those two 1.4 liter diesel and the 1.8 liter petrol engines, Toyota will also launch this car with a brand new 1.6 litre petrol engine with 120 Bhp on tap. Enough to have it been priced competitively and also to give some sleepless nights to the Honda City. Not a bad deal, isn’t it?
Now to see all this yourself you have only three options. One, wait for couple of months till the official unveiling of this car. Two, keep your eyes open, there might be a possibility that it might be zooming right in front of you or third which I think is the best option, keep a tab on our website and we might bring you more insights of this ‘too shy to come out car’.