Toyota have confirmed that the next-generation of their premium sedan, the Corolla Altis will head to our shores in early-2019. The Corolla Altis, the current bestseller in its class, will later arrive with a Maruti Suzuki badge as well. Images of the Toyota have been recently rendered online, indicating how the car will look like when launched.
The new Corolla Altis will be developed on Toyota’s New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform. On the render, we can see a unique trapezoid-shaped front bumper and J-shaped bi-beam headlamps. Coming to its rear, it will get LED tail-lamps and a slightly bigger boot compared to the current model.
The interiors will carry some minor changes, but the engine on demand will be a completely new one. It is a 2.0-litre M20A-FKS petrol motor which will be giving 171 BHP of power. This engine will come mated either to a 6-speed manual or a CVT transmission.
There is also a hybrid version of the car planned for India. The hybrid motor is developed in association with Suzuki, who will also supply their engines to various Toyota models in the future. This motor will be powered by a 70KW battery, which is expected to increase its fuel efficiency by 45 percent.
Prices are expected to start from Rs. 14 lakh and go all the way to Rs. 22 lakh for the top trims. The next generation Corolla Altis will have its rivals in the form of the Skoda Octavia, Hyundai Elantra and the upcoming Honda Civic. Meanwhile, Toyota are also looking to conduct various camps across the country to educate potential buyers regarding the car.
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