Toyota Corolla Altis 2014 Review
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Toyota is one of the leading automobile manufacturers of Japan as well as world which have given a new name to the term style and luxury. Now, it is all set to launch its newest sedan, Corolla Altis in 2014 in India. It has been already praised in US and European market and got a fair amount of praise and attention.
The exterior of Toyota Corolla Altis 2014 gives a stylish, bossy and sporty look with uniquely shaped multi-reflector halogen headlamps with LED daytime running lights as well as Follow Me Home headlights, stylish bonnet, body colored bumper with a large air dam of chrome slats surrounded by a pair of round fog lamps encased with chrome surrounds, chrome plated front grille with the Toyota's logo in the middle, a rear view camera, body colored, electrically retractable and heated ORVMs with side turn indicators, power and remote door locking, front windshield with a couple of intermittent wipers, chromed window frame, body colored door handles, chrome garnished license plate, green tempered glass, 5-double spoke 16-inch alloy wheels or 8-spoke 16-inch steel wheels with wheel caps, tire pressure warning system, tire repair kit, sporty roof antenna, front and rear parking sensors, Simple Intelligent Parking Assist, Rain and Dusk sensors, rear bulb type combination tail lamp, high-mounted LED type stop lamp at rear and rear fog lamps. This ravishing sedan has a length of 4620mm, width of 1775mm and height of 1465mm as its dimension and has a large wheelbase of 2700mm for a stable ride. It has a good minimum ground clearance of 175mm for a bump-free ride and has a minimum turning radius of 5.4m for easy cruising in city traffic and in tight parking spots. It has a front and rear treads of 1535mm each. The front and rear overhang is 940mm and 980mm respectively. It has a kerb weight of 1320kgs and has a fuel tank capacity of 55 litres.
The interior of Toyota Corolla Altis 2014 also gives a luxurious and comfortable feel with advanced features. It includes smart Entry and Start system, leather wrapped 3-spoke power steering wheel with tilt and telescoping feature and Audio and phone controls, urethane parking brake with chrome plating, urethane or leather wrapped gear shift knob, chromed shift lever housing, electro chromatic ORVM, cruise control, adjustable speed limiter, illuminated entry system, soft piano black instrument panel with silver surrounds, a powerful AC with Dual-zone Automatic Climate Control System with clean air filter and chrome-plated air vents, analogue speedometer with chrome rings, all four power windows with driver side Auto Up and Down function, driver and front passenger side sun visors with mirror and lamp, front floor mats and boot carpet, front personal lamp and luggage room lamp, manual headlamp levelling, leather and fabric door trims options, driver and front passenger assist grip with rear assist grips, engine immobiliser, a 12V power outlet in boot, rear armrests, reclining rear seats with headrests, height adjustable driver's seat, driver and passenger heated seats, 60:40 split-folding rear seats for extra space, easy flat system, console box, sliding armrest on console box with leather and fabric options, overhead console, glove-box, front cup holders with chrome surrounds, rear cup holders, front door pockets, driver and front passenger seatback pockets, coat hooks, Toyota Touch 2 with Go Plus, back guide monitor, rear-view camera display, analogue speedometer, LCD multi-information display, Bluetooth Hands free system, light blue illumination on instrument panel and a quality music system with CD, MP3, WMA, Radio, USB port, AUX-in and six speakers.
Toyota Corolla Altis 2014 has both petrol and diesel engines. The 1598cc, 1.6L, 4-cylinder Inline, 16-valve DOHC with ValveMatic, EFI fuel system based petrol engine with a maximum power of 138 bhp at 6400 rpm and a maximum torque of 173 Nm at 4400 rpm and has a six speed manual transmission. It has a top speed of 200kmph and reaches 0-100kmph mark in 10 seconds with a drag coefficient of 0.27. It provides a mileage of 9 kmpl in the cities and 11 kmpl on the highways. The 1364cc, 1.4L, 4-cylinder Inline, 8-valve SOHC, common rail, Piezo injection fuel system based diesel engine has a maximum power of 87 bhp at 3800 rpm and a maximum torque of 205 Nm at 1800-2800 rpm and has a six speed manual transmission. It has a top speed of 180kmph and reaches 0-100kmph mark in 12.5 seconds with the drag coefficient of 0.27. It provides a mileage of 17 kmpl in the cities and 21 kmpl on the highways.
Toyota Corolla Altis 2014 has ventilated disk brakes at front and disk brakes at rear. The suspension system is a MacPherson Strut type with Stabiliser Bar at front and Torsion Beam type with Stabiliser Bar at rear. For the safety of the passengers, it has ABS with EBD and BA, Hill-start Assist control, a total of 6 SRS Airbags, front passenger Airbag On/Off switch, seat belts with pre-tensioners and force limiters, ISOFIX seat fixing for children, child protection lock and many other. Toyota Corolla Altis 2014 has nine shades to choose from which includes Pearl White, Avant-garde Bronze, Barcelona Red, Ash Grey, Dark Steel, Night Sky Black, Ultra Silver, Marine Blue and Pure White.