Toyota Kirloskar Motors has officially introduced the refurbished version of its premium sedan, Corolla Altis in India. This latest model is available in five petrol and four diesel variants among which, Toyota Corolla Altis D 4D GL is the top end variant. This trim is powered by an advanced 1.4-litre, D4-D diesel power plant that churns out a maximum power of 87.2bhp that yields in a peak torque output of about 205Nm, which is impressive. At the same time is can deliver a mileage in the range of 18.4 to 21.43 Kmpl, thanks to its 6-speed manual transmission gearbox. This trim has been equipped with sophisticated features to its exteriors and interiors as well, which includes a reverse parking camera, automatic LED headlamps, 8-way power adjustable driver's seat and several other such features. The car maker has also focused on the safety standards of this trim as a result of which, it gets crucial aspects like dual SRS front airbags, clutch start system, electro chromic inside rear view mirror and many other aspects. At present, the manufacturer is offering this latest trim with a 3-years or 100000 Kilometre warranty, which is an added advantage. This vehicle will be competing with the likes of Skoda Octavia, Chevrolet Cruze, Volkswagen Jetta and others in the luxury car segment.
This trim has breathtaking exteriors with a lot of trendy aspects. This trim comes with an aerodynamic body structure that is equipped with newly designed cosmetics. The car maker has made few changes to its exterior dimensions by reducing the height and increasing the overall length, which ultimately given it an aerodynamic stature. To start with the front profile, it has a wide air dam with three chrome plated strips that are embossed with a prominent company's insignia. It gets an aggressive eye shaped headlight cluster that is further equipped with powerful projector headlamps, turn indicators and LED daytime running lights . Its front profile gets a sporty body colored bumper with a wide air intake section. Coming to the side profile, it has well molded wheel arches that have been fitted with a set of multi-spoke 16-inch alloy wheels, which are further covered with robust tubeless radial tyres. Its door handles and the the external rear view mirrors are in body color, while its B pillars and window sills gets a glossy black finish. The company has fitted its rear profile with a wide taillight cluster that is complimented by a chrome plated appliqué given on the tailgate. The boot lid is quite large, which is further equipped with a pair of reflectors.
The interiors of this Toyota Corolla Altis D 4D GL trim gets a dual tone internal cabin with a lot of leg and shoulder space. The company has done up the interiors by using premium quality plastic materials that has given a splendid look to the cabin. All the seats have been equipped with headrests, while the driver's seat also has 8-way adjustable function along with lumbar support. These seats have been covered with high quality leather upholstery along with the 3-spoke steering wheel and the gear shift knob as well. The dashboard is equipped with Cyber carbon colored instrument panel, which has several notification lamps. Other utility based aspects include 60:40 rear split folding and reclining seats, room lamps, cup holders, rear sun shade and several other such aspects.
Engine and Performance:
Powering this top end variant is the advanced 1.4-litre, D4-D, in-line diesel power plant that is incorporated with common rail direct fuel injection system. This DOHC based engine has 4-cylinders, 16-valves that displaces 1364cc . It is further equipped with a variable nozzle turbo charging unit that allows the motor to produce a peak power output of 87.20bhp at 3800rpm, while generating a maximum torque output of 205Nm in the range of 1800 to 2800rpm. This torque output is delivered to the front wheels via a 6-speed manual transmission gearbox.
Braking and Handling:
This Toyota Corolla Altis D 4D GL trim is blessed with a sophisticated disc braking mechanism, which is highly reliable. Its front wheels are paired with ventilated discs, whereas the rear ones have been coupled with solid disc brakes, which are further accompanied with high performance brake calipers. This trim has incorporated anti lock braking system along with electronic brake force distribution and brake assist system to reinforce the braking mechanism . On the other hand, it is blessed with a robust suspension system with front McPherson strut suspension and rear torsion beam system. It is also incorporated with an electric power assisted steering system, which is very responsive.
This top end diesel variant is equipped with several innovative equipments and comfort based features. Its internal cabin is fitted with an automatic air conditioning system with heater that regulates the air temperature inside. This trim is also equipped with aspects like power steering with tilt and telescopic function, rear reclining seats, 8-way power adjustable driver's seat , a multi-information display with meter dot display, automatic headlamps leveling, leather seats, illuminated entry system, Optitron meter and push button engine start/stop function. It is also equipped with an in-dash 7.0-inch LCD touchscreen display that features an SD card reader, AUX-In/USB ports, Bluetooth connectivity and a leather wrapped multi-functional steering wheel.
This variant is bestowed with advanced safety features that ensures good protection to the occupants. It comes with dual front SRS airbags, clutch start system, 3-point ELR seat belts with pre-tensioner and load limiter, auto anti glare (electro chromic) inside rear view mirror, driver's side one touch up/down window with jam protection, engine immobilizer with alarm, rear fog lights and remote boot lid opener . In addition to these, this trim is also equipped with reverse parking sensors and reverse camera with display on audio screen. Furthermore, it is also equipped with a sophisticated wireless door lock system with smart entry system.
1. Quite a number of comfort aspects included.
2. Interiors are luxurious and spacious.
1. Engine pickup can be made better.
2. Absence of navigation system, sunroof.
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