THE NEW COROLLA ALTIS- DIESEL
The wait for a complete Diesel sedan came to an end by the lunch of new Corolla Altis Diesel. At this time, of Innova dominating the market; the diesel Corolla Altis has entered the market with a bang. Following the legacy of perfection, the new altis is equipped with promising features, making it apt for the market demand for a diesel sedan.
The New Altis comes with smooth silent engine that you never realize its diesel that’s burning inside. The vibration produced is too low that one sitting in the rear seat can hardly say the engine is ‘on’. Even though the seats have reduced thigh support, the greater legroom compromises and improves the riding comfort. Toyota has introduced a layer of sound insulation to keep the cabin free from noise. The suspension functions silently and efficiently and lets you glide over the rough road. The suspension has been loaded more by the heavier diesel engine but has no detrimental effect on the ride comfort. Altis has decent stability even at highway speeds; moreover the steering is accurate enough to move the car exactly in the way you want it to. Where as to improve the stability and handling the new altis is equipped with ventilated disc brake in the front and solid disc at the rear.
The Engine Performance
The new altis is being described as an impressive cruiser. The addition of sixth gear has made it possible to keep the engine at low rpm of 2200 even when its speeding at 120 kmph, the manufacturers has also added aerodynamic spoilers under the front bumpers to improve the efficiency in highways. In addition to the outstanding comfort features, altis promises to provide an impressive mileage of 21.43 km per litre and thus making it admirable and best mileage in its class.
The vehicle is powered by a small size diesel engine having swept volume of 1364cc; delivering 87 bhp. The maximum torque produced is 20.9 kgm which makes one sad when compared to Skoda Laura.
What makes you think about another car ?
To start with the deficiencies, the greater turbo lag spoils the driver’s satisfaction to an extent. Altis takes 20.53sec from 40-100kph, compared to the Jetta, which needs only 8.65sec which clearly shows the affect of turbo lag. the reviews shows that the engine is less responsive and the acceleration characteristics are not much impressive .The interiors haven’t changed much but posses a good impressive finish as it always do.So do you dream of cruising in a spacious and fuel efficient sedan?. It’s no more a dream with the All New Toyota Corolla Altis Diesel.
Article prepared in reference with autocarindia.com