Toyota will soon launch the refreshed version of the Corolla Altis in India in March 2017, however mostly with cosmetic changes. The 2017 Corolla Altis will be powered by the same 1.8 litre petrol that produces 138 hp of power and 1.4 litre diesel engine that develops 87 hp. The petrol unit will be paired to a 6-speed manual transmission and a 7-speed CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) automatic gearbox, while the diesel variants will be mated to a 6-speed transmission. The same engines also power the current generation Corolla Altis in the country. The new car has received an improved suspension set-up and will also be equipped with a 'Sport Drive Mode' to provide better acceleration.
The upcoming Corolla Altis will be based on Toyota's new design language. The sedan will feature LED headlamps, LED front fog lamps and a new set of alloy wheels. The revision in the equipment list is expected to include new front and rear bumpers, and a revised front grille. The rear profile of the Corolla Altis will include LED tail lamps.
Watch the new Toyota Corolla Altis unveiled in Thailand:
The cosmetic enhancements will also be made inside the cabin in the form of a refreshed dashboard which will feature automatic climate control with spherical AC vents at the front. The infotainment system is expected to be upgraded and will receive a 7- inch touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as well as T connect navigation system. The car will also be offered with power seats for driver, paddle shifts and rain sensing wipers.
Toyota Motor Thailand revealed the refreshed Corolla Altis in Thailand back in November 2016, when a video was also released showcasing the exterior and interior of the car. A competitor to the Hyundai Elantra, Skoda Octavia and Chevrolet Cruze, the Corolla Altis facelift, when launched in the Indian car market, is likely to carry a starting price tag of Rs 15 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi.