With the implementation of ‘GST’, the auto manufacturers has begun passing on the benefits to customers from July 1, 2017. While luxury cars, sedans and utility vehicles are the major beneficiaries of the new tax system, the small cars have witnessed marginal tax reduction. In line with the new tax norms, Toyota Kirloskar Motor has reduced prices of the new Fortuner (up to Rs 2.17 lakh), Innova Crysta (up to Rs 98,500), new toyota Corolla Altis 2017 (up to Rs 92,500), Platinum Etios and Etios Liva. One must note that the vehicles’ prices will vary state, model and variant-wise.
Launched in March 2017, the new Toyota Corolla Altis facelift received significant cosmetic and feature updates along with a few mechanical changes. Designed on Toyota’s new ‘Under Priority and Keen Look’ design language, the facelifted model features sharper front fascia with new 3D bumper, slimmer grille bi-beam LED headlamps, LED DRLs and re-designed bonnet. Other key highlights include new alloys, LED tail lamps, and thinner chrome strip. Cabin is quieter and more upmarket than before. For enhancing its connectivity levels, Toyota offers a new touch 2 system with navigation and a 4.2-inch MID display with updated software.
The new Toyota Corolla Altis also gets a new ‘Phantom Brown’ colour. Brimming with a lots new safety and security equipment, the saloon’s new model is safer than before. Mechanically, the saloon receives refined electric steering and tweaked suspension system. Engine setup for the facelifted Corolla remains unchanged. That means, it continues to come with the same 138bhp, 1.8-litre petrol and 87.2bhp, 1.4-litre diesel engine options. Read: Toyota Vios to Challenge Maruti Ciaz & Honda City
New Toyota Corolla Altis 2017 Price in India
|Petrol – G (MT)||Rs 14.89 lakh|
|Petrol – G (CVT)||Rs 16.43 lakh|
|Petrol – GL (MT)||Rs 17.17 lakh|
|Petrol – VL (CVT)||Rs 18.67 lakh|
|Diesel – DG (MT)||Rs 16.65 lakh|
|Diesel – DGL (MT)||Rs 18.27 lakh|
Welcoming the new tax system, Toyota has reduced prices of its products including Fortuner, Innova Crysta, Platinum Etios, Etios Liva and Corolla Altis. For 2017, Toyota’s premium sedan – Corolla Altis receives new styling, more comfortable and safer cabin and improved performance. Post GST, the saloon’s petrol model cost between Rs 14.89 lakh – Rs 18.67 lakh (all, ex-showroom Delhi). On the other hand, the diesel models DG (MT) and DGL (MT) are priced at Rs 16.65 lakh and Rs 18.27 lakh (all, ex-showroom Delhi) respectively. Prior to the new tax system, the prices of the sedan were within the range of Rs 15.87 lakh – Rs 19.05 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Read – New Toyota Fortuner – Pictures, Prices & Other Details
New Toyota Corolla Altis 2017 India Specifications
|Engine||1.4-litre, 4-cylinder D-4D Diesel|
|Maximum Power||87.2bhp @ 3800rpm|
|Maximum Torque||205Nm @ 1800rpm – 2800rpm|
|Engine||1.8-litre, 4-cylinder 2ZR-FE Petrol|
|Maximum Power||138.03bhp @ 6400rpm|
|Maximum Torque||173Nm @ 4000rpm|
|Transmission||6-speed Manual & Optional CVT|
Under the hood, the new 2017 Toyota Corolla houses the same 1.8-litre, 4-cylinder 2ZR-FE petrol and a 1.4-litre, 4-cylinder D-4D diesel engine. While the former churns out a maximum power of 138.03bhp at 6400rpm and 173Nm of torque at 4000rpm, the latter one delivers 87.2bhp at 3800rpm and 205Nm between 1800rpm – 2800rpm. Transmission choices include a 6-speed manual and an optional 7-speed Super CVT gearbox (only on petrol trim). The automatic unit comes with Sport mode and paddle shift. Having said that, the suspension system of the saloon has been updated for better shock absorption and ride quality.
New Toyota Corolla Altis 2017 Mileage
|Diesel Model||Over 21kmpl|
The petrol version of the sedan returns a claimed mileage of 14kmpl, and the diesel model delivers over 21kmpl.
New Toyota Corolla 2017 India Colours
Toyota added a new shade on the new Corolla carline – Phantom Brown. The sedan also continues to be available in 10 regular colour schemes – 4Evergreen Metallic, Blizzard Pearl, Absolutely Red, Barcelona Red Metallic, Brown Sugar Metallic, Black Sand Pearl, Blue Crush Metallic and Classic Silver Metallic. Photo Gallery – Upcoming Toyota Cars in India
New Toyota Corolla Altis 2017 India Features
Advanced Bi-beam LED Headlamps
LED Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
New 3D bumper design
Advanced grille design
LED Tail Lamp
Sophisticated new alloys
Newly designed Instrument Panel with Soft Touch Dashboard
Interior colour refreshed to flaxen
Minus ion generator (nanoe)
Autofold and reverse linked ORVM
New CorollaAltis continues to offer opulent rear reclining seats
New Toyota Corolla Altis 2017 India Safety Features
7 SRS airbags
Hill Start Assist Control
Vehicle stability control
ABS & EBD with BA
New Toyota Corolla Altis 2017 India Competition
New Toyota Corolla Altis 2017 India Exterior
Based on Toyota’s new Under Priority frontal design language, the new 2017 Corolla has more premium and bolder appeal than its predecessor. The facelifted model has Keen Look detailing with more aggressive and sharper front fascia. The sedan features a slimmer grille, new 3D bumper design, Bi-beam LED headlamps with new LED daytime running lights, a wider air dam with three-slat design, re-designed bumper, small fog lamps and revised bonnet.
The side profile has been revised with a pair of newly-designed alloy wheels. Save for the new LED tail-lamp clusters and thinner chrome strip, the rear design of the sedan looks more or less similar to the old model.
New Toyota Corolla Altis 2017 India Interior
With improved material and upholstery quality, the cabin of the new Corolla looks more upmarket and premium. The car gets a newly-designed instrument panel with soft touch dashboard. The interior colour refreshed to flaxen. The electric power steering is more refined for better feedback around sharper turns and on road. The new Corolla Altis facelift is quieter than before, thanks to its improved cabin insulation. The saloon also offers a center console integrated new Toyota touch 2 system, with navigation and an instrument cluster integrated 4.2-inch MID display with updated software.
Toyota Corolla Altis is one of the most comfortable cars in its category, and the facelifted model is a step ahead than the previous one. The updated version comes fitted with several safety equipment including seven SRS airbags, hill start assist control, vehicle stability control, anti-lock braking system (ABS) and electronic brake-force distribution (EBD) with brake assist. Toyota’s new safety pack not only enhances safety level of the saloon, but reduces its insurance costs as well.