Toyota New Altis Facelift 2010 now available in Malaysia with more competitive looks and features like high intensity discharge headlights in smoked housings, cruise control and a sporty three-spoke steering wheel with a flat bottom and paddle shifters starting from RM105,990. After a few years of low demand, The Altis now comes to give challenge to its rival with irresistable offer from 1.6 litre engine to 2.0 litre Dual VVTI engine with CVT gearbox which will offer more fuel efficiency. Read further news from Thestar below.
NEW TOYOTA COROLLA ALTIS DUAL VVTI FACELIFT
Toyota’s Corolla Altis has been given a facelift that’s more than skin deep.
This popular model now gets an additional 2.0-litre engine variant to its existing 1.8- and 1.6-litre range, dual variable valve timing technology at the engine’s inlet and outlet valves and a seven-speed continuously variable transmission (CVT) that offers seamless “gear” shifting and better fuel economy.
Available in four variants of 2.0V, 1.8G, 1.8E and 1.6E, only the base-level 1.6E version will get the four-speed Super ECT automatic transmission while the rest are equipped with the CVT “gearbox.”
Other revisions include seat materials, and front grille with head and tail lamp styling that project sportier looking four-door car.
A light grey and beige dual tone interior is used to inject a luxury feel and higher-end variant such as the 2.0V and 1.8G get wood grain interior trimmings and leather steering wheel.
The 2.0V also has additional goodies such as high intensity discharge headlights in smoked housings, cruise control and a sporty three-spoke steering wheel with a flat bottom and paddle shifters.
Standard items across the range include dual front airbags, anti-lock braking system with electronic brakeforce distribution and brake assist. The 2.0V and 1.8G variants will have the additional vehicle stability control.
Imported from Thailand, the Altis – with colours of Black Mica, Silver Metallic, Medium Silver Metallic and White Pearl – will be available at all Toyota showrooms throughout Peninsular Malaysia from Sept 24. Customers in Sabah and Sarawak can see the Altis from Oct 1.
On-the-road with insurance prices for the 2.0V, 1.8G, 1.8E and 1.6E variants in Peninsular Malaysia (individual private registration) are RM131,990, RM122,990, RM112,990 and RM105,990 respectively.
UMW Toyota Motor president Kuah Kock Heng said more than 14,500 units of the current generation Altis has been sold since its Malaysian launch in March 2008.
The local Toyota vehicle distributor is looking at a monthly sales of 800 units of the facelifted Altis.