The Corolla was one of the most successful vehicles in the world with sales that went through the roof since its first introduction in 1966.
The 2014 Altis was the European Corolla sedan. But with a different name, for the Asian market.
The 11th generation of the Corolla, named Altis, was launched in Singapore in 2014. Unlike some bald-looking former generation, that one had a sportier look with a more aggressive bumper that included side scoops and a lower front grille.
The headlights were placed upper than the grille, to give the impression of an “angry” car. The three chromed lines on it gave the impression of support between the headlights and a connection to the center badge. In the rear, another chromed line was installed between the taillights.
Inside, Toyota Altis was more interesting than its predecessor. On the center console, the infotainment
unit was surrounded by a carbon-fiber rim, to improve the sport-inspired overall look. Unfortunately, the seats were flat, with little support for the sides. The wheelbase allowed enough legroom for the rear passengers.
Under the hood, there was only one engine offered, a 1.6-liter with dual VVTI. It was mated to a 6-speed manual or a CVT. Since it was a modern version, the car-manufacturer offered it wit paddles behind the steering wheel, with 6 presets transmission ratio.