Toyota Corolla was globally introduced in 1966 but in India, it made its debut in 2003. In the country, the Corolla Altis competes with Honda Civic, Skoda Octavia, VW Jetta, Chevrolet Cruze and Skoda Laura. The car is manufactured itself in India at Toyota Kirloskar Motors’ plant in Bangalore.
Toyota Corolla Altis is available in both petrol as well as diesel versions. Petrol unit of the car is powered by 1.8 L with dual variable valve timing with intelligent Dual VVT-i engine, which is capable of delivering a max power of 140 bhp and generates peak torque of 173 Nm. The engine is mated to a 6 speed manual transmission and the fuel supply system to the engine is electronic.
On the other hand, diesel unit of Toyota Corolla Altis has 1364cc D-4D engine with Variable Nozzle Turbo and Intercooler. The engine produces 88.4 PS of power along with 205 Nm of torque. The Corolla price in India ranges between Rs. 10.50 lakh to Rs. 15 lakh.