Toyota India has launched the 2017 Corolla Altis facelift at a starting price of Rs 15.87 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi. The updated model comes with some cosmetic tweaks at the front and rear and some feature additions while being unchanged in the mechanical department.
The 2017 Corolla is designed in-line with the automaker’s ‘Keen Look’ design language, which will also be seen in the upcoming Vios. This new philosophy stresses on a youthful appeal of the car, which is a part of Toyota’s plans to lower its average owner age. As a result, the car now comes with some sleeker and sharper design cues, especially at the front.
Since the 2017 model is just a mid-life facelift, it doesn’t feature any mechanical changes. This means that the specification sheet still includes the 1.4-litre diesel and the 1.8-litre petrol engines, which were found on the pre-facelift model as well.
2017 Toyota Corolla Altis facelift price in India
The new Corolla Altis has been launched in India at a starting price of Rs. 15.87 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the petrol range and Rs. 17.36 lakh for the diesel lineup. The top-end petrol costs Rs. 19.91 lakh, while price of the top-end diesel is Rs. 19.05 lakh. It must be noted that with the facelift, Toyota has eliminated the J base trim, while the diesel lineup doesn’t get the top-end VL variant.
|Petrol – G (MT)||Rs 15.87 lakh|
|Petrol – G (CVT)||Rs 17.52 lakh|
|Petrol – GL (MT)||Rs 18.30 lakh|
|Petrol – VL (CVT)||Rs 19.91 lakh|
|Diesel – DG (MT)||Rs 17.36 lakh|
|Diesel – DGL (MT)||Rs 19.05 lakh|
Toyota Corolla Altis facelift specifications
Since no mechanical changes have been made, the 2017 Corolla Altis’ specification sheet still includes the 1.4-litre, 4-cylinder diesel engine rated at 87 BHP and 205 Nm of torque. This engine is available only with a 6-speed manual gearbox. On the other hand, petrol models are equipped with a 1.8-litre, 4-cylinder engine that churns out 138 BHP and 173 Nm of torque, while transmission options on offer include a 6-speed MT and a CVT with paddle shifters and Sport Mode.
|Engine||1.4-litre, 4-cylinder D-4D Diesel|
|Power||87.2 bhp @ 3800 rpm|
|Torque||205 Nm @ 1800 rpm – 2800 rpm|
|Engine||1.8-litre, 4-cylinder dual VVT-i Petrol|
|Power||138 bhp @ 6400 rpm|
|Torque||173 Nm @ 4000 rpm|
|Transmission||6-speed MT / CVT with paddle shifters|
Toyota Corolla Altis 2017 Features
- bi-beam LED headlamps
- LED tail lights
- New 16-inch alloys
- Updated instrument cluster
- New dual-tone cabin layout
- Rear reclining seats
New Corolla Altis Safety equipment
- 7 airbags
- ABS with EBD
- Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)
- Brake Assist (BA)
- Hill Start Assist Control
2017 Corolla Altis facelift exteriors
Most of the cosmetic changes made to the exteriors of the new Corolla Altis are concentrated at the front. The updated Corolla gets a new pair of headlights with full LED illumination, a slimmer grille, new 3D bumper with a wide air dam and protruding vertical slats on both ends. The side profile reveals a new set of 16-inch alloys, while the rear gets new LED tail lamps and a revised bumper design.
2017 Corolla Altis facelift Interiors
The interior layout hasn’t been changed, though the 2017 Corolla Altis gets an updated instrument cluster and a new infotainment system with MirrorLink compatibility and navigation. The rear occupants get reclining rear seats. The dashboard gets a new dual tone layout of black and flaxen. Toyota also claims that the steering has been updated to offer better feel and feedback.
2017 Corolla Altis facelift colours:
- Phantom Brown
- White Pearl Crystal Shine
- Silver Mica Metallic
- Champagne Mica Metallic
- Grey Metallic
- Super White
- Celestial Black
Toyota Corolla Altis 2017 facelift competitors
The Corolla Altis will continue to compete in the D-segment market. Its direct rivals include:
- Hyundai Elantra
- Skoda Octavia
- Chevrolet Cruze