When Toyota redesigned the Corolla for the 1999 model year, it gave its flagship sedan the name Corolla Altis in the ASEAN region. Thus, technically speaking, the Corolla is an out-of-production vehicle. Nevertheless, the names “Toyota Corolla” and “Toyota Corolla Altis” are used interchangeably by some, with the 2017 Toyota Corolla Altis boasting of better quality craftsmanship and more streamlined design.
The last generation of the Corolla (before it was rebranded as the Altis) offered two engine options: a 1.3 liter DOHC, 4-valve gasoline engine which propels it with 75 horsepower and 115 Nm of torque and a 1.6 liter version of the same engine which produces 110 horsepower and 150 Nm of torque. The last Corolla has a maximum of speed of 170 to 190 kilometers per hour (kph) and can accelerate from 0-100 kph in 12.8 seconds and 10.8 seconds for the 1.3 liter and 1.6 liter, respectively.
For the general market, the Corolla was offered in four trim levels: Toyota Corolla Base, Toyota Corolla XL, Toyota Corolla XE and Toyota Corolla GLi. Toyota Corolla suspension system employs a wishbone system at the front and a depreciated rack at the rear.