Toyota Kirloskar Motors is planning to launch a face-lifted Corolla Altis, and here is the proof. Caught on test in India at Malleshwaram, Bangalore, by AutocarIndia’s reader Vikram V, Toyota seems to be conducting trials on the car before its launch.
Look closely under the tape and you can see the newer details of this car. The new tail-lights are barely hidden and the vertically aligned chin is undisguised. The face lifted car will have a wider grille and chin, and this gives the car a more aggressive and balanced look.
There are no mechanical changes expected on this mid-life face-lift of the car, so you can expect the very responsive 132 bhp 1.8-litre petrol motor and the efficient 87 bhp 1.4-litre common rail diesel. There are not many changes to the insides either; a steering wheel here, a feature there at max. However there is one exciting prospect on the cards.
Apart from the 1.8-litre petrol and the 1.4-litre diesel, Toyota has also been rumored to be looking at using their 120bhp 1.6-litre petrol engine. This model is already on sale in many markets around the region and in fact, is often the highest selling version of the car. The 1.6 Altis would also make it possible for Toyota to mount an oblique attack on the Honda City.
More pictures of 2011 Toyota Corolla –
Source – AutocarIndia