The latest version of Toyota Corolla Altis is launched with both manual and automatic transmission for the buyers to choose from. Among the various trims available, Toyota Corolla Altis GL MT is the mid range trim. The company has fitted this sedan with a 1.8-litre, dual VVT petrol engine, which comes with a displacement capacity of 1798cc. It has the ability to churn out a maximum power of 138bhp along with 173Nm. This petrol mill is further coupled with a six speed manual transmission gear box, which allows this sedan to attain a maximum speed of 190 Kmph. At the same time, it can cross the speed barrier of 100 Kmph in just about 11 to 13 seconds, which is rather incredible. This newly introduced sedan comes with a number of safety and comfort features, which gives the occupants a stress free and comfortable journey. Some of these aspects include dual front SRS airbags, ABS, EBD, brake assist, clutch start system, tilt and telescopic adjustable steering wheel, 8-way power adjustable driver seat and many other such aspects. The company also provide 3-years or 100000 Kms of warranty, whichever is earlier for the customers.
This variant comes with an aerodynamic body structure, which is fitted with some elegant features. To begin with the rear end, it has a neatly crafted LED taillight cluster, a body colored bumper, which is integrated with a pair of fog lamps and a tailgate that comes with chrome plated rear appliqué and company insignia. The large windscreen has a defogger and a centrally located third brake light as well. The sleek side profile is fitted with body colored door handles and external rear view mirrors, which are electrically adjustable and integrated with side turn blinker. The neatly carved wheel arches are fitted with an elegant set of 15 inch multi-spoke alloy wheels, which are covered with 195/65 R15 sized tubeless radial tyres. The company has also provided a full size spare wheel, which is affixed in the boot compartment. The chrome plated window sills gives the side profile an attractive look. On the other hand, the aggressive frontage is designed with a sleek bonnet that has a visible character lines and a large windshield with a set of automatic rain sensing wipers. The body colored bumper is equipped with a wide air dam for cooling the engine. It is surrounded by a couple of fog lamps with LED day time running lamps . The bold radiator grille comes with a lot of chrome treatment and is embossed with a prominent company badge in the center. This grille is flanked by a headlight cluster, which is incorporated with automatic LED headlamps and turn indicators.
This newly launched Toyota Corolla Altis GL MT variant has a stylish internal cabin that is incorporated with a lot of sophisticated features and gives it an ultra modern look. The well cushioned seats provide enough leg space and shoulder room for a minimum of five passengers and these seats are covered with leather upholstery. Then the leather covered steering wheel, chrome finished inside door handles and wood finished door armrests gives the cabin a classy look. The company has given it a lot of utility based aspects, which are sun visors with vanity mirror and ticket holder, cup and bottle holders, door map pockets, front seat back pockets, glove box with cooling effect and many other such things as well. The multi functional steering wheel is mounted with audio and phone control buttons for the convenience of the driver. The dashboard inside looks superb with wood finish audio system and the meter console. The AC vents are in rectangular shape and placed at both end of the dashboard for better air circulation in the entire cabin. Apart from these, it also has 8-way electrically adjustable driver seat with lumbar support, illuminated entry system, rear sun shade, two reading lamps, multi information display and so on.
Engine and Performance:
This variant is blessed with a 1.8-litre, 2ZR-FE petrol engine, which is integrated with 4-cylinders and 16-valves. This DOHC based petrol power plant has the ability to displace about 1798cc . It can churn out 138bhp at 6400rpm in combination with 173Nm of torque at 4000rpm. This petrol motor is coupled with a five speed manual transmission gear box, which transmits the engine power to its front wheels. At the same time, with the help of electronic fuel injection supply system, this engine allows this sedan to deliver about 11 to 14.5 Kmpl of decent mileage.
Braking and Handling:
The front axle of this variant is fitted with a McPherson strut, whereas the rear axle is equipped with a torsion beam type of suspension mechanism. On the other hand, the front wheels are fitted with ventilated disc brakes, while the rear wheels get a set of solid disc brakes. This braking mechanism is further augmented by ABS along with EBD and brake assist function. The company has given this sedan an electric power assisted steering system , which comes with tilt and telescopic adjustable function.
The company has given this trim a number of convenience aspects and the list includes an advanced instrument panel with quite a few features, automatic air conditioner with a heater, automatic headlamp leveling device, electrically adjustable driver seat with lumbar support, combination meters, all four power windows with driver side auto down function, push start/stop button , MID (multi-information display) with meter dot display and many other such aspects. Then it also has an advanced music system with 7.0 inch LCD touchscreen and USB/Aux-in interface along with Bluetooth connectivity.
This Toyota Corolla Altis GL MT variant gets several safety aspects that include airbag for driver and front co-passenger, a clutch start system, 3-point ELR seat belts for all occupants, anti glare IRVM and wireless door lock with smart key. Apart from these, it has front and rear fog lamps, an engine immobilizer with alarm, reverse camera with display in audio unit, reverse parking sensors and so on.
1. Advanced safety and comfort aspects.
2. Appealing body line with striking features.
1. Fuel economy can be better.
2. Price tag is quite expensive.
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