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Toyota Corolla Altis

Review: 2014 Toyota Altis 2.0 V

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I remember the first time I so excited about driving a Corolla. After all, its precedes it; it’s been the of jokes over its dull as driving experience. But, cemented its reputation as a no-nonsense, type of car that’s created a of over 40 million user-choosers. For all and purposes, Toyota could continued churning out Corollas in the recipe as the original, but instead injected some new flavors. The is: is this tangy new twist to do wonders to the Corolla formula or is simply the automotive equivalent of New

Checking my watch, it was exactly in the evening when the red Toyota Altis 2.0 V arrived. With its headlights visible from it certainly looks like an 86 the horizontal LED park lamps by the round projector headlamps. As it and made its way up the curb and into my I actually cracked a smile. normally don’t cause my to quicken, but this one made my skip a beat. It pushes all the buttons with its sporty yet demeanor. It’s the best of Toyota’s new design language in form with the standard kit (front bumper extensions, skirts, rear diffuser, and spoiler) serving as the perfect point. After that, the goes from strength to to strength with the nifty detailing (the “sakana” fins on the door mirrors and assemblies to name two) and the small panel gaps. the doors, most especially the close with a solid .

As with any other test I give the Corolla Altis a over—check all the car’s vitals, the interior, and personalize what I can driving off the next day. And this Corolla Altis with its massive interior. that this is a compact outside, you can easily mistake it for a when you slip inside. there’s good amount of for me to spread my legs without into anything. A welcome is the supportive seats with that extend almost to my and aggressive side bolsters mimic sport seats. But in as as it’s great upfront, stunning at the back. Of the class-leading mm wheelbase, 706 mm of that goes to the Couple that with seats, a flat rear headrests and three-point seatbelts for all and you’ve got the undisputed space right here.

Toyota Corolla Altis

Fiddling with the powered and tilt/telescopic steering wheel, I’m that the Corolla Altis has a Honda-like driving position, and I it in the best way possible. It’s comfortable with the seats low the legs stretched out and the steering angled to the elbows at almost I didn’t expect Toyota to get the interface right, but they The three-spoke steering wheel is with nice, built-in rests. Most controls are positioned and within easy the two exceptions being the power switches which are obscured by the door handle and the engine button which is partially by the meaty steering wheel.

The next day, it’s to take the Corolla Altis out for a With the sporty demeanor and out (it’s got an aero kit and carbon accents for crying out load), I a four-door version of the Toyota 86. it turned out to be a miniaturized Camry. isn’t necessarily a bad thing; just about managing Pushing the starter button, the Dual VVT-i engine to life and no amount of prodding make it roar. The drivetrain’s so and refined; I honestly thought the Altis is equipped with start/stop when it’s At any speed, it’s a beacon of keeping unwanted noise And despite being short of between 5 to 25 horsepower against the the Corolla Altis’s engine and make a great combo; a lively and refined performance at the slightest tap of the accelerator. It even with steering wheel shifters that emulate a gearbox, though the car is responsive to keep the transmission alone. more, the Corolla Altis up to Toyota’s reputation for returning fuel economy, doing km/L in the city and 16.67 on the highway (11.63 km/L

As the straights turn to curves and the to corners, the disconnect between the Altis’s looks and driving becomes obvious; it’s comfort cruiser than go-kart. First, the electric steering is not only light and but requires more turns I’m normally comfortable with. is likely because Toyota to improve high speed which they have, but at the of some agility. Second, the is way too soft for my taste. Clearly, prioritizing ride comfort in the traditional sense, but again, it the Corolla Altis understeer and pronounced body roll corners. Lastly, the brakes an initial vague bite. the stopping force ends up surefooted, I had to step on the brakes more than my usual once or twice. That as long as you expect the Corolla to behave like a Camry, expectations match reality.

Going back to where I does the Toyota Corolla present a brand-new formula? Yes and no. because at P 1,201,000, the 2.0 V is wading to executive car prices. But it looks good, is equipped to sell, and practical spaciousness. In short, the difference is, in my opinion, justified if you can out the extra cash. No, because if looking at something sporty and fun to it’s not. It pretty still behaves like how a should, but with the styling and factors dialed way up. In short, isn’t New Coke. It’s the same Classic Coke but in a snazzy, sexier package.

Toyota Corolla Altis
Toyota Corolla Altis
Toyota Corolla Altis

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