The refreshed Toyota New Corolla Altis 2017 launched. It introduces new features but the overall look is still quite similar to the previous model.
Not much has been changed aside from a few design adjustments for the interior and the exterior. The engine has also being left intact. The new model was recently revealed in India, with no hint on it hitting the Pakistan’s market.
New additions include a pair of redesigned Bi-beam LED headlamps as well as LED daytime running lights, new 3D bumper design and a wider grille that looks similar to the redesigned Toyota Yaris, also known as Vitz Hybrid). The rear view mirrors look sharper and new 16 inch alloy rims have been added with a different design.
The rear view mirrors also include turn signal lights with the mirrors themselves being electrically operable.
Moving towards the back of the car you’ll notice that the back looks the same with the exception of the LED taillights. The tail lights have a thinner profile but retail the look of the previous model.
A new color “Phantom Brown” has been added in the catalog as well. The original color catalog includes White Pearl Crystal Shine, Silver Mica Metallic, Champagne Mica Metallic, Grey Metallic, Super White & Celestial Black.
Enter the car and you’ll see that the dashboard is pretty much the same as before. The instrument panel has been redesigned and the dashboard now features soft touch material.
The front retains most of the previous features with the touchscreen panel, the 3 spoke steering wheel with mounted controls and chrome detailing.
The Altis is also one of the few sedans in Pakistan that offer adjustable rear seats. The interior also has the updated off-white/pale yellow look.
Engine and Safety Options
As mentioned earlier the new Toyota Corolla Altis retains the same engine as the previous model. It has a 1.8 L capacity 138 bhp peak horsepower unit. The max torque clocks in at 173 Nm with a 6 speed manual transmission or a CVT automatic option.
Standard safety measures from the previous model were included including 7 SRS airbags, Hill assist control, Vehicle Stability Control and an impact absorbing structure.
The Altis has been launched in India only for now so keep in mind that prices in Pakistan are expected to be higher on average.
Converted to Pakistani currency according to current exchange rates, it starts from Rs. 2,543,000 for Corolla Altis G (Manual) and Rs. 2,807,500 for the automatic model.
Corolla Altis GL (Manual) costs Rs. 2,900,000 while the VL model (Automatic) costs Rs. 3,100,000.