New Toyota Corolla vs Skoda Octavia vs Renault Fluence

May 27 2014, 16:08 IST
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The new Renault Fluence seems to be banking high on the French flair. The new Renault Fluence seems to be banking high on the French flair.
SummaryNew Toyota Corolla Altis was first unveiled at the Auto Expo 2014.

Carving ones own niche in the rapid growing Indian market is a difficult task nowadays. The sub-4 meter genre is witnessing an array of new launches regularly creating difficulties for every segment. The D-segment is one of those segments which are facing tough challenges of time. But there are still plenty of admirers left who are more inclined towards opting for power packed performance and luxury features. Compare Renault Fluence and Skoda Octavia and recently got updated. Both these cars will soon be joined by the new version of Toyota Corolla Altis. Below is the brief comparison between these three.

The Exteriors

The all new Toyota Corolla Altis was first unveiled at the Auto Expo 2014. The new car is a splendid version of the outgoing model. Based on Furia concept, Corolla sports a trapezoidal grille accompanied with swept back Bi-Xenon head lamps and huge airdam at the front. The side profile looks contemporary with 16-inch alloy set while the rear features angular styled tail lights and sleek spoiler for the sports quotient.

Corolla looks more premium from outside while Skoda Octavia has an overall simple profile without any ostentation. It sports rectangular headlamps with LED day-time- -running-lights and the new family grille framework at the front. The new company badge can be seen at the center which will inspire the future models. The rear portion is equally fabulous in appearance with Laura styled tail lamps and twin exhaust pipes. Overall the car poses a European look and nothing short of charisma.

The new Renault Fluence seems to be banking high on the French flair. It shows off new family grille section with projector headlamps and day-time-running-LED fixed in the fog lamp enclosure. The rear section remains intact as that of the previous version.

The Interiors

Step inside and you are welcomed by brushed aluminum finishing with black and beige color scheming in Corolla. The gracefully fashioned dashboard contains a 7-inch touchscreen display that offers voice controlling capability, advance music system with Bluetooth and USB port. The car is equipped with comfort features like rear reading lamps, heated seats for the front and reclining seats for the rear passengers. Corolla has 60:40 rear split capability, the feature lacking in Octavia and Fluence. On safety front it sports dual SRS airbags, 3-point ELR and 2-point NR seatbelt and ABS with EBD, etc.

Skoda Octavia features dual toned black and beige interiors dressed in premium fabric and

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