Text: AutoIndustriya.com Team / Photos: Vince Pornelos, Toyota Press | posted January 16, 2014 15:14
An exciting change forty-eight years, forty-million cars and eleven generations after
The 2014 Toyota Corolla Altis officially makes its debut in the Philippines following much anticipation. The Corolla is the world’s best-selling car model with over 40 million cars sold since its introduction 48 years ago. The 11th generation arrives with 'heart pounding excitement'.
The new Corolla Altis features a new cutting-edge exterior design that transcends throughout the whole Toyota vehicle lineup, while also expressing a signature 'Underpriority and Keen Look'. As a premium feature, it boasts a segment-first with its LED headlamps for premium variants. The new Corolla rides on a 100mm longer wheelbase than its predecessor allowing for an 80mm longer exterior length and roomier interior as well. It measures at 4,620mm long, 1,776mm wide, and 1,460mm tall, with a 2,700mm wheelbase.
Under the hood are improved versions of their previous generation engines; a top-spec 2.0-liter DOHC 16-vave VVT-I 4-cylinder which outputs 145 PS and 187 Nm of torque and a 1.6-liter DOHC 16-vave VVT-I 4-cylinder capable of 122 PS and 154 Nm of torque. These are mated to a new 7-speed CVT (continuously variable transmission) or a 6-speed manual for the 1.6G and 1.6E variants.
Inside, the ‘Iconic Dynamism’ theme continues with soft-touch interior panels and cyber carbon accents. The interior features dark blue illumated optitron gauges and either leather or premium fabric material. Legroom has been increased by 92mm from its predecessor giving occupants a more comfortable experience.
It comes in seven colors: Super White, Silver Metallic, Gray Metallic, Attitude Black, Red, Dark Brown, and White Pearl (for an additional PhP 15,000).
2014 Toyota Corolla Altis 2.0V 7-speed CVT - Php 1,201,000
2014 Toyota Corolla Altis 1.6V 7-speed CVT - Php 999,000
2014 Toyota Corolla Altis 1.6G 7-speed CVT - Php 935,000
2014 Toyota Corolla Altis 1.6G 6-speed M/T - Php 879,000
2014 Toyota Corolla Altis 1.6E 6-speed M/T - Php 836,000