Text and photos by Neil Pagulayan
In time for its 50th Anniversary, Toyota Motor Philippines recently revealed the New Corolla Altis. For the 2017 model year, the Corolla Altis has a bolder, more prestigious look. Known for its reliability and durability, this new model adds style and sporty to its qualities.
The new front fascia has a wider look about it, due mostly to the lines of the grille that radiate out to the new headlights with integrated daytime running lights. New wheels and flaxen — as the new interior color — complete the look and feel inside and out.
Under the hood is the same EURO4-compliant four-cylinder Dual VVT-I, 16-valve DOHC engine as the last model. The 1.6L puts out 122-Hp at 6000 rpm with 154-Nm of torque at 5200 rpm. The 2.0L produces 145-Hp at 6200 rpm with 187-Nm of torque at 3600 rpm. Both engine options are mated to a either a seven-speed CVT or six-speed manual.
Among the safety features are seven airbags (in the front, sides, curtain shield, and driver’s knee), Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) and Vehicle Stability Control (VSC).
The New Corolla Altis comes in seven colors: Super White, Silver Metallic, Gray Metallic, Attitude Black, Red Mica Metallic, the new Phantom Brown Metallic and White Pearl for an additional P15,000.00
Prices begin at P894,000 for the 1.6E M/T; P934,000 for the 1.6G M/T; P990,000 for the 1.6G A/T; P1,074,000 for the 1.6V A/T; and P1,318,000 for the 2.0V A/T.
The 2017 Corolla Altis will be available in all Toyota dealerships on December 14. For more information log on to Toyota Motor Philippines official website, www.toyota.com.ph, contact their Customer Assistance Center at 819 2912, or visit any of the 51 authorized Toyota dealer outlets nationwide.