Still, all the critical controls are thoughtfully arranged and within easy reach when driving. When I tried out the first version of this Altis, launched in 2008, I've always remarked how much the 1. All the engines now feature Toyota's Optimal Drive and are Euro 5 compliant. Behind the new steering wheel is a pair of paddle shifters, while the old glossy faux wood panels have been swapped out for a set of classier matte faux wood, giving a better quality feel. The suspension transmits even minor pavement blemishes to the cabin, while bigger bumps produce a noisy jolt.
. Safety The 2011 Toyota Corolla is an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Pick. The Toyota Corolla compact sedan is stuck in the slow lane as its competition zooms by. Perhaps the biggest offender is the air-conditioning controls, which consist primarily of three large dials that rotate with a sloppiness not typically seen in a modern car. Featuring daily headlines and breaking news from the Philippine auto industry and around the world. Send Mike an Hide full review.
This particular version has the new 1. Besides, the paddle shifters would make more sense with 5 or more gears to choose from. In the back there's a new rear bumper, along with redesigned taillamps and chrome embellishments, all of which are complemented by new 16 inch wheels. Check out the for a full list of safety features, and visit to see how child-safety seats fit in the car. Other cars in its price range include new models like the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze and redesigned cars like the 2011 Hyundai Elantra and 2012 Ford Focus to see specs for all of them.
If that happens before Toyota undertakes a serious effort to redesign the car, the automaker is going to have a problem on its hands. Now, after a mid life refresh, the Toyota Corolla Altis is ready for the challenge of the new year. There is still some areas for improvement, but at PhP 970,000, it's still every bit the attractive buy as it was before. Some may say that being one of the two range topping models of the Altis that this one should have leather seats, but personally I prefer the fabric ones in our tropical temperatures. The rough ride and considerable road noise recall an earlier era, when compact cars sacrificed refinement in the name of low-cost motoring. For convenience, Toyota outfitted the Altis with a full suite of motorized features with power windows, locks and mirrors, a smart key transponder for push start convenience , steering wheel audio controls as well as a Bluetooth handsfree compatibility. Other cars in its price range include new models like the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze and redesigned cars like the 2011 Hyundai Elantra and 2012 Ford Focus to see specs for all of them.
At the heart of the new Corolla Altis is a new range of powerplants. I like to drive, b. Toyota brought a mid-life facelift to its tenth generation Corolla in May 2010. The rough ride and considerable road noise recall an earlier era, when compact cars sacrificed refinement in the name of low-cost motoring. That said, the cabin has quite a few quality shortcomings — and only a few exceptional characteristics. Stylish, efficient, practical and comfortable, the Altis has always been the standard setter for the class to follow. Additional standard safety features include , side-impact airbags for the front seats, side curtain airbags, front , and a brake override system.
Show full review The Toyota Corolla compact sedan is stuck in the slow lane as its competition zooms by. A new steering wheel replaces the old one, making it more reminiscent of the Camry's. The only mark for improvement that I feel the 1. On the flip side, the optional stereo in our test car showed lots of song information on its screen, it had nicely damped buttons and it included a Bluetooth streaming audio function. The automatic performs one-gear with appropriate speed, but if you need a two-gear downshift be prepared to wait a moment for the transmission to make the selection — and for the extra engine noise that accompanies it. Inside, it's very similar to the outgoing model, though with some improvements on fit and finish and equipment.
A more aggressive, sportier front bumper takes the place of the old, docile one, while sharper, more prominent headlamps finish off the new look. Another possible improvement should be focused on tire noise, as it can get a little noisy at highway speeds or less-than-desirable road surfaces. A snug backseat is pretty typical for the compact segment, and the Toyota Corolla is no exception. The successful C-segment sedan received a slightly restyled exterior and upgraded interior with improved quality finishes. Plus, the resting place for your left foot is incredibly small — my foot was constantly sliding off it — and uncomfortable.
The interior received minor touches for a more sophisticated look, the steering wheel has been restyled and features now a flat bottom design, while the mid and high trim levels received an uprated seat fabric. The bigger issue, though, is a lack of drivetrain refinement — an area where competitors like the Elantra and Cruze have raised the bar significantly. From the outside, they've made a few significant changes to the look of the car. With these and more, the Altis 1. For the exterior the front grille has been redesigned, along with the front and rear bumper, headlights and taillights. The suspension transmits even minor pavement blemishes to the cabin, while bigger bumps produce a noisy jolt.
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