Have you been eagerly waiting for the all-new Corolla Altis’ arrival? Wait no more as Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) has officially unveiled the all-new compact sedan to the country.

Featuring a sleek new look inside and out, the 2020 Corolla Altis now sits on Toyota’s latest TNGA platform and is now available as a hybrid for the first time.

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Starting off with its looks, the 12th-generation Corolla Altis gets a Camry-inspired front fascia. It gets tapered headlights, a distinct front grille, a huge front bumper with a black lower air intake, and C-shaped corner bezels. A fresh pair of taillights and a reshaped trunk lid, meanwhile, give the Corolla Altis a cleaner and more fluid shape than before. Finally, a choice of 17-inch or 16-inch alloy wheels is available on the Corolla as well, depending on the model variant.

Php 1.580M will get you the 2020 Toyota Corolla Altis Hybrid image

Inside, it has a new, more upmarket dashboard and center console. A floating touchscreen makes its home on the center dash while a new automatic climate control system sits below it (base models come with manual airconditioning). There’s also a new three-spoke steering wheel complete with multimedia/cruise control buttons, along with a revised instrument cluster.

Php 1.580M will get you the 2020 Toyota Corolla Altis Hybrid image

Regardless of variant, all models of the Corolla Altis will now come standard with a touchscreen infotainment system. It supports AM/FM radio, Aux, USB, Bluetooth, CD/DVD, as well as T-Link for pairing Android or iOS devices. A six-speaker sound system, 12V power socket, and one-touch up and down power windows are also available in the new Corolla Altis.

Available only on the top-of-the-line V models are: 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, electronic parking brake, auto-dimming rearview mirror, leather seats, and a rear sunshade.

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Under the hood, the Corolla Altis comes in two engine choices. Non-hybrid versions have the carried-over 1.6-liter 1ZR-FE four-cylinder engine with Dual VVT-i. It produces 121 PS at 6000 rpm along with 153 Nm of torque at 5200 rpm. It can be paired to either a CVT or six-speed manual gearbox.

Php 1.580M will get you the 2020 Toyota Corolla Altis Hybrid image

Php 1.580M will get you the 2020 Toyota Corolla Altis Hybrid image

Go for the hybrid and it gets a 1.8-liter inline-four dubbed the 2ZR-FXE. The engine alone only puts out 97 PS at 5200 rpm and 142 Nm of torque at 3600 rpm. But thanks to an electric motor, the hybrid system has a combined output of 121 PS. It too is connected to a CVT that drives the front wheels. Like the Prius, the Corolla Altis Hybrid comes with three drive modes: Eco, Normal and Sport. It even has EV (electric vehicle mode) which allows the sedan to run on pure electricity.

Php 1.580M will get you the 2020 Toyota Corolla Altis Hybrid image

Just like the all-new Vios, Toyota made sure the 2020 Corolla Altis is equipped to the hilt when it comes to safety. From the entry-level manual all the way to the top-of-the-line hybrid, the sedan comes with the following: seven airbags, anti-lock brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution and brake assist, vehicle stability control, hill-start assist, and a security alarm. Top-of-the-line V variants, however, come with a reverse camera and parking sensors.

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Similar to the Super Grandia, Toyota Safety Sense is now available as well on the Corolla Altis. Fitted only on the 1.8 V Hybrid, it provides the following driver aids: pre-collision system, automatic high beam, lane tracing assist, lane departure alert, and dynamic radar cruise control.

Pricing of the 2020 Corolla Altis:

1.6 E MT - Php 999,000

1.6 G MT - Php 1,045,000

1.6 G AT - Php 1,115,000

1.6 V CVT - Php 1,185,000

1.8 V Hybrid CVT - Php 1,580,000

(+Php 15,000 additional for White Pearl paint on the 1.6 V and 1.8 V Hybrid)