SINGAPORE, 9 JANUARY 2020 (SINGAPORE MOTORSHOW) - The Toyota Corolla Altis, known all over the world as a benchmark for a quality-made, reliable and durable vehicle since it first entered the global marketplace in 1966, has undergone a radical transformation. Sporting a revamped exterior, enhanced performance and Toyota Safety Sense, the transformation of the Toyota Corolla Altis is largely in response to changing times, and the subsequent evolution in what customers need and expect from their vehicles.
“The Toyota Corolla Altis has always been a customer favourite here in Singapore simply because the car is so reliable, refined and comfortable to drive”, says Jasmmine Wong, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director of Inchcape Greater China & Singapore. “It retains its fundamental values of user friendliness and value for money, all while staying true to delivering quality, durability and reliability that customers have come to expect from Toyota. The new 12th generation is a hallmark of Toyota’s commitment to making Ever Better Cars and sets a new standard for the future of automotive.”
Dynamic Styling both Inside and Out
Sporting a tapered body, character lines that flow from the front to the rear and precisely designed exterior features, the revamped exterior of the 12th generation Toyota Corolla Altis has a fun, aerodynamic profile that conveys maturity, prestige and class.
The vehicle’s front and rear bumper corners are carefully sculpted to convey the presence of a strong central core gently framed by an elegant, horizontal emphasis through subtle character lines. Viewed from directly head-on, the all-new Toyota Corolla Altis appears wide, with a dignified presence through the implementation of a trapezoidal grill framed by horizontal character lines. This design language is echoed when viewed from the rear.
Newly Developed Exterior Colours
The 12th generation Toyota Corolla Altis comes in a variety of six colours to choose from, including the new, attractive and highly iridescent Celestite Grey Metallic.
Interior Featuresr Features
Simple. Warm. Inviting. Sensuous. Throughout the decades, the Toyota Corolla Altis has always known to be modern, comfortable and stylish, and the interiors of the 12th generation iteration is no exception.Sensuous Minimalism marinates the entire capacious space. From its supportive seats, front passengers are faced with a neat instrument panel that lends an open, harmonious feeling thanks to its thinner upper surface, along with a wider centre console dividing passengers.
The contrast between areas of emptiness and dense clusters of functional equipment is aimed at creating a high-quality cabin appearance. One example of this intuitive clustering can be found at the centre of the instrument panel.In addition to being wider, the centre console is also longer to accommodate a larger variety of passenger physiques and comfort preferences. Drivers and front passengers alike can also enjoy a high-resolution multimedia touchscreen, which conveniently provides access to vehicle settings, audio controls, navigation and smartphones.
In line with projecting a classy look and feel, high-gloss materials are paired with matte elements – silver accents with Piano Black and available contrasting stitching – to best accentuate a premium look and feel. In addition, the elimination of unnecessary lettering on switchgear combined with the unification of all materials’ and elements’ shape, colour, grain, and gloss maximize continuity and aesthetic cleanliness. Attention was paid to tactility too. Drivers and passengers with keen eyes will appreciate the minimised gaps between buttons and switches, further driving home the elevated sophistication of the 12th generation Toyota Corolla Altis.
Impressive Handling and Uncompromising Performance
Designed on the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA)* platform on its three pillars of Agility, Stability and Visibility, this sedan sports impressive handling and ncompromising performance.Fitted with the newly developed rear double wishbone suspension, drivers can enjoy excellent agility and everyday comfort. Its high rigidity body structure also means more handling stability. Drivers can also expect more visibility thanks to the car’s narrow pillars. Like its predecessors, the 12th generation Toyota Corolla Altis does not compromise in the performance department. Equipped with in-line 4-cylinders, 16 valves with dual VVT-I, drivers can enjoy smoother acceleration and minimal noise, while achieving the perfect balance between fuel efficiency and power. The result of all these elements? Excellent performance for everyday driving.