Have you already made your reservation for an all-new Corolla Altis? Chances are you're still wondering just how much power the hybrid has, or how many standard features will the new compact have once it's officially launched. And will Toyota Safety Sense be offered on the all-new compact?
Guess no more as we were able to get our hands on a spec sheet of the all-new Corolla Altis which also includes the hybrid.
First thing's first, what are the exact engines available in the 2020 Corolla Altis? There are two options; a 1.6-liter naturally-aspirated inline-four, and a 1.8-liter Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder engine that is helped along by an electric motor. The former comes with 121 PS with 153 Nm of torque while the latter has 97 PS and 142 Nm of torque. While the bigger engine produces less power, the electric motor does provide extra oomph, giving the 1.8-liter hybrid a combined system output of 121 PS, same as the 1.6. Transmission options, on the other hand, include a six-speed manual and a continuously variable transmission (CVT).
What's also surprising in the 2020 Corolla Altis is its new rear suspension. If you remember, the previous models had rear torsion beams. But since the new model now sits on the TNGA platform, it now comes with double wishbones instead. Paired with MacPherson struts at the front, the Corolla Altis might have a smoother and more stable ride. Also worth mentioning is that the hybrid only comes with a 43-liter fuel tank due to the hybrid having extra battries beneath the rear seats. Meanwhile, the 1.6 models all have a 50-liter fuel tank.
Regardless of variant, all models of the new Corolla Altis will come with a touchscreen infotainment system complete with smartphone mirroring for Android and iOS devices. There's also USB, Bluetooth, AM/FM radio, as well as a six-speaker audio system. Also fitted as standard across the range are: one touch up and down power window switches with jam protection, speed sensing door locks, seven airbags, stability control, anti-lock brakes with EBD, hill-start assist, and ISOFIX anchors for child seats.
Available only on the top-of-the-line 1.8V Hybrid, however, is Toyota Safety Sense (TSS). Like the Super Grandia, this gives the four-door the following active driver aids: pre-collision system, automatic high beam, lane trace assist, lane departure alert, and dynamic radar cruise control (also called adapative cruise control).
Despite the 1.8V Hybrid having all the kit and caboodle, Toyota was still able to offer the 1.6V at less than Php 1.2 million and still pack it with enough features and amenities. Opt for G variants, and you do lose some luxuries as it only comes with fabric upholstery, halogen headlights (V models have LEDs), manual adjust front seats, day & night rearview mirror, and manual parking brake (high-grade variants get electronic parking brake).
The 2020 Toyota Corolla Altis will be making its Philippine debut very soon.