Toyota Corolla is one of the world’s most popular names in car industry. Japanese car manufacturer Toyota has named 44.1 million cars worldwide as Corolla because the car was first introduced in 1966 and Toyota had entered in India in 2003 with its car. Here in 2008, the company Corolla Toyota changed the name of the car to Corolla Altis, which was Carola’s 10th generation car. The current generation Corolla Altis was introduced in India in 2014 and in this segment the car has continued to strengthen its core position.
Earlier this year (2018), Toyota had given Corolla Altis a small cosmetic upgrade so that it could remain with its rivals such as Skoda Octavia and Hyundai Elantra. So we also rode the top spec model of Toyota Corolla Altis petrol edition and tried to test whether the car is still the leader of the executive sedan segment in India? So let’s have a look on the Toyota Corolla Altis review 2018 in India.
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Toyota Corolla Altis Exterior
At first glance, Sharp seems to be compared to the first in the lineup with the refreshed Corolla Altis chrome Central Grill. Front bumper and other designs seem quite interesting. The new front bumper car with two large air windows make the car bigger than before.
Talk about the updated headlamps, now LED units are available and DRLs provide convenience. This helps in putting pressure on the headlamps cluster. The same smooth design lines move forward, which is a very fast profile now. The rear makes comfortable and LED tail lamps that seem to be less weight than the new Corolla Altis.
Toyota Corolla Altis Interior
While strolling inside the Corolla Altis, the airy and comfortable cabin welcomes you inside. Corolla’s interior is well-built. Apart from this, the car we were driving was wrapped in white leather in the seats, which used to combine the car’s impressive experience.
Corolla’s rear seat is comfortable as usual and offers great offers under the thigh and back support. The seating position is slightly higher, which means that the entry and the excel are better than before. Sadly, the car does not have two important features available on the car in this segment, the previous AC vents and sunroof, which can frustrate some buyers.
To extend the 470 liter boot, the previous seats can be reduced to 40:60 ratio. The general layout of the dash is unchanged, although the design of the center console has been slightly altered. The new 7.0-inch touchscreen update system is a significant improvement in the new Corolla.
It sports with a various features such as satellite navigation, voice recognition, Bluetooth and mirror link connectivity. Infotainment system is connected to a 6-speaker audio setup. Other changes include the Airecon Vents, the new steering-mounted control and the rear 12V socket with two USB ports.
Overall, there has been a fair improvement in Corolla’s atmosphere. The magnificent Corolla has been packed with many features including power-adjustable driver seat, auto headlamp and wiper, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, power and adjustable wing mirrors.
Toyota has packed Corolla Altis with security features, including seven airbags, ABS, EBD, brake support, vehicle stability control, cruise control and ISOFIX mount for baby seats.
Toyota Altis’s Engine & Performance
2018 Toyota Corolla Altis Mechanical Department is unchanged, which means that the 1.8-liter, four-cylinder petrol engine that sits under the Bonnet sits. Corolla’s engine pumps out @ 134bhp @ 6,400 rpm and 173 nm torque @ 4,000 rpm. The engine has been connected with the 7-speed CVT auto gearbox.
Pedal shifts are provided to allow the driver to manually change the gear. The gearbox runs through the gear because the gearships using the paddles are sharper without noticeable intervals. Corolla’s owner can also opt for the manual 6 speed gearbox option.
The Corolla Altis has the exclusive factory default setting and the ‘driving’ mode like ‘Sport’, which can be changed according to its convenience. Toyota Corolla’s response to the driving conditions is ready to improve fuel economy. Throttle Reaction in Sport Mode can be said thanks to an updated ECU setting. Corolla’s driving quality is as good as ever and can easily handle big bangs and potholes in the car.
Krishna Shekhawat’s Opinion
According to Delhi’s ex-showroom, Altis, priced at 19.19 lakh, is not the most expensive car in its segment. The new forms of the car have only been modestly updated, most of which are cosmetic and some functional, the rest of the car has been left almost at the place where it was already.
But unlike the 2018 Toyota Corolla Altis can still be called a balanced, comfortable and reliable executive sedan, which is presenting all other features of the comfort and safety of the passengers. So if you want to save your money in this segment and want to ride the Toyota, then the new Corolla Altis is a great option for you.