Particulars and rates obtaining been revealed considering that last month, the new facelifted Toyota Corolla Altis has ultimately gone on sale. The ubiquitous C-segment sedan gains a new look and massively improved standard safety kit.
First up, the rates, which start off at RM120,900 for the 1.8E, increasing up to RM123,900 for the 1.8G and RM138,900 for the top-of-the-variety 2.0V – the exact same costs as before. All costs are on-the-road inclusive of insurance and a five-year, unlimited-mileage warranty.
Exterior-sensible, there’s a redesigned front finish – reshaped headlights flank a slimmer grille, with a thicker chrome trim. The front bumper has also been reprofiled and gets a wider air intake for a a lot more aggressive appear. Meanwhile, the rear of the automobile receives new LED tail light graphics and a thinner chrome rear garnish.
Inside, the Corolla Altis gains a mildly-restyled dashboard with round corner air vents, a new centre console and new air-con controls. The multifunction controls on the steering wheel have also been revised, whilst the instrument cluster has been provided new graphics.
Normal kit involves automatic halogen headlights, 16-inch alloy wheels, front and rear fog lights, keyless entry, push button start off, single-zone auto air-con, an acoustic windscreen, a leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel, fabric seats, 60:40 split-folding rear seats and a common radio/CD/USB head unit.
The 1.8G gains auto-folding door mirrors, leather upholstery, Bluetooth connectivity and an Optitron instrument cluster with a 4.two-inch colour multi-info show. Step up to the two.0G and 1 gains LED projector headlights, 17-inch alloys, sports seats with eight-way energy adjustment for the driver’s seat, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, cruise control and steering wheel paddle shifters.
Safety-sensible, all models now get seven airbags (like a single for the driver’s knees), ABS with EBD and brake assist, Automobile Stability Control (VSC) and ISOFIX rear child seat anchors. That is a enormous jump from the outgoing model, which had two airbags as normal only the two.0V received VSC, and you had to spend an extra RM3,900 for the Added Safety Package to get seven airbags.
Mechanicals remain mainly unchanged – you get a decision of either a 1.eight litre 2ZR-FE Dual VVT-i four-cylinder petrol engine producing 139 PS at 6,400 rpm and 173 Nm at 4,000 rpm, or a two. litre 3ZR-FR unit churning out 145 PS at 6,200 rpm and 187 Nm at 3,600 rpm. Both mills are mated to a CVT with a seven-speed virtual ratio function and a new Sport mode. The suspension has been retuned for a far more refined ride.
Choices incorporate a RM6,137 Value Package that adds a DVD-AVX infotainment system, a reverse camera, a digital video recorder, illuminated scuff plates and Toyota Premium Safety and Solar window tint, along with a RM1,272 upgrade to a navigation system with smartphone connectivity, HDMI, WiFi and an Internet browser. There’s also an aerokit that expenses RM2,438, or RM3,710 when bundled with the navigation technique.
Browse complete specifications and equipment of the facelifted Toyota Corolla Altis on CarBase.my.
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