The subsequent-generation Toyota Corolla Altis is ready to be launched in Thailand in August this yr, in response to Headlightmag. The native motoring web site says that Thailand – a giant marketplace for the Corolla Altis, which is the default taxi mannequin there – will get the identical model of the Altis as Taiwan.
Upon checking, the Taiwan market Corolla Altis has the identical look because the European Corolla Sedan, which was first seen in late 2018. As has been the case for a while now, the US-market Corolla Sedan has totally different styling plus a extra aggressive fascia. The US face could be an excessive amount of for the remainder of the world, which will get a extra subdued model.
Moreover the Altis you see right here, China additionally will get a extra sporty model of the booted automotive known as the Levin, which wears the fascia of the five-door Corolla Hatchback and wagon-bodied Corolla Touring Sports activities. Many names, totally different faces.
This 12th-generation Corolla is an all-new one with underpinned by the Toyota New World Structure (TNGA) GA-C platform, as used for the Prius and C-HR. It measures in at 4,640 mm lengthy, 1,780 mm large and 1,435 mm tall, making it 10 mm longer, 5 mm wider and 45 mm decrease than the outgoing sedan.
The peak discount is important and will bless the brand new Altis with a extra dynamic look. Wheelbase stays at 2,700 mm and the boot is able to 470 litres. In comparison with the Honda Civic, the brand new Altis is 10 mm longer, one mm wider and 19 mm taller, with the identical wheelbase size.
The report speculates that the Thai Altis would possibly launch with two naturally aspirated petrol engine choices – 1.6L and 1.8L – with a 1.eight litre hybrid variant to observe later.
If that’s the case, the bottom engine may very well be the 1ZR-FAE Twin VVT-i unit with 132 hp and 159 Nm, which might be paired to a six-speed guide or CVT. The 1.8L might properly be the 2ZR-FE, with Twin VVT-i, 140 hp, 173 Nm and a Tremendous CVT-i computerized with seven digital ratios. The 1.8L hybrid powertrain combines a 2ZR-FXE Atkinson-cycle engine with 122 PS/142 Nm, with an electrical motor pushing out 72 PS/163 Nm. The hybrid’s transmission is in fact a CVT.
The US market will get a 2.zero litre Dynamic Pressure engine with 169 hp and 205 Nm. Within the Japanese C-segment enviornment, solely Honda has gone the downsized turbo route with the Civic 1.5T. Toyota – and Mazda with its new Three that will likely be launching right here subsequent month – are sticking to NA energy.
What do you consider the brand new Toyota Corolla Altis when it comes to design, and when in comparison with the Civic FC and Mazda 3?
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