It's New! Or Is It?
Finding faults in Toyota's move concerning the Corolla Altis are highly unlikely, as that particular model has sold around 37 million worldwide. With that kind of achievement, understandably that Toyota didn't mess with it and just tried some tweaking to make it better.
You can see how popular this car is just by observing the streets and notice how many of them there are. Renowned for its reliability and spaciousness, Toyota has been topping the list of family-friendly cars, and families will definitely take the second glance at the Altis.
The car's reputation, coupled with the curiousity of what refinements have been done, compelled us to do a review right away. The changes seem to be minor, the car still looks amazing, and apparently some of the characteristics of its considerably more expensive and also older sibling, the Toyota Camry are now on it.
Now let's have a good look at it.
If you stare at this car, you'll probably wonder where's the difference to the old model.
The 'new' Altis is quite similar in silhouette to the old on. At a casual glance from behind, one might even mistaken it for the old Corolla.
A closer look however, will paint a different picture. The rear fog lamps now come in a rectangular shape, there's LED bulbs for tail lights, while clear lenses now complement the middle section. Changes up front are also minor, but more striking. In addition to a wider grille, the bulging headlamps are now longer, creating the impression of a bigger front fascia, reminiscent of the Camry. As for the side profile, not much have changed, and side repeaters are still a feature on the wing mirrors.
Changes have made the profile wider and lower, which brings greater stability and posture. Striking character lines combined with faint rounded edges and sweeping curves add further to the wide impression, particularly in the rear.
While the changes seemed insignificant, there's still a greater elegance in the overall feel of the car. The 'new' Corolla Altis also hints greater stability and confidence.
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