Jakarta, 8 January 2014 —— In the early 2014, PT Toyota Astra Motor introduces its legendary sedan, The All New Corolla Altis. The history of Corolla in Indonesia has started since 1971, and has reached its 11th generation. The New Corolla Altis comes with a new design concept of Modern Prestige to fulfill the needs of sedan lovers that has come to a success in their career and business.
President Director PT Toyota Astra Motor, Johnny Darmawan mentioned that the All New Corolla Altis launch is one of the services of Toyota to respond to the enthusiasm and loyalist of Toyota Corolla that has rooted in Indonesia for so long.
“The existence of Corolla since the 1970s in Indonesia has become one of the success sedan by Toyota. It even reached a total of 40 million units worldwide. The new generation of Corolla will answer the enthusiasm of modern sedan with luxurious features,” says Johnny, at the launch of The All New Corolla Altis.
According to Johnny, the characteristic of sedan with emotional, functional, dynamism, lifestyle and fun to drive feelings are the key factor why this market is still attractive and competitive.
The growth of sedan market in Indonesia is dynamic, and Toyota continues to fulfil the needs of the market with innovative and up-to-date products.
“The All New Corolla Altis is one of Toyota’s appreciation to the customers by introducing the best products, technology and services,” mention Johnny further.
Toyota Corolla first came to Indonesia in 1971 as the second car to be assembled in Indonesia after Corona.
As Toyota’s Global Strategy Plan, in 2001 Corolla comes in several designs for different markets of the world. Altis is the luxurious Grade of Corolla that is sold in Asia Pacific, including Indonesia.
“The 11th Generation of the All New Corolla Altis comes in the Keen Look design that has become the unique design of Toyota that was started by Vios. The additional dimension of the interior gives more space for comfort for the passengers,“ added Johnny.
The significant changes of the All New Corolla Altis can be seen by the exterior, especially by the front fascia and the rear design that is completely new from the previous generation. The T-shape grille with the thin headlamps gives a wider and broad looks with Toyota’s Keen Look design.
For the V Grade, The All New Corolla Altis is equipped with LED Projector headlamps and Daytime Running Light (DRL) with fog lamp, for a more luxurious look. The rear-combination lamp has an inline Keen Look as the front fascia. The V Grade is equipped with 17-inch alloy wheel while the 16-inch alloy wheel is for the G Grade.
“Iconic Dynamism” is the theme of the All New Corolla Altis delivering luxury, ergonomic design and functionality. The roominess of the interior elaborates the comfort for leg room and head room. For the V Grade, rear passengers are also equipped with reclining seat and rear sun shade for more luxury environment.
The All New Corolla Altis comes with a sophisticated new Audio System specially develop for the V Grade. With a TFT 6.95-inch Screen, the advanced audio system can be connected to the internet for browsing, play DVD, read USB, listen to gadget thru AUX-In, micro SD and it is also iPod Ready.
For the interior cooling system, the V Grade uses an Automatic Cooler Control Panel with automatic mode, while the G Grade implements a manual mode with knob control.
The All New Corolla Altis is powered by the 2ZR-FE 4-cylinder, 1,798 cc engine with 16-Valves DOHC Dual VVT-i technology. The maximum power of this engine produces 151 PS and a maximum torque of 19. 4 kgm, delivering a good acceleration and performance but still gives fuel efficiency.
The transmission implemented by The All New Corolla Altis is a 6-speed Manual for the G Grade, and a new developed 7-Speed CVT for the V Grade with Sequential Paddle Shift for a more sporty drive.
The All New Corolla Altis comes in with a total of 7 colours with one new special colour; Dark Brown. The Choices of Colours are: Super White, White Pearl, Silver Metallic, Gray Metallic, Attitude Black Mica, Red Mica Metallic and Dark Brown Mica Metallic.
[Source : Toyota Astra Motor]