'Green' Toyota Corolla Altis Hits PH
League leader Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) has brought the all-new Toyota Corolla Altis to our shores.
The latest offer comes with two available powertrains: the naturally-aspirated 1.6-liter engine and the 1.8-liter hybrid.
The local reveal was made just a few months short of a year when it debuted at the 2018 Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition in China.
In her speech, TMP vice president Elijah Marcial noted the success of the Corolla locally. According to her, about 220,000 units of Corollas have been rolled out.
"I, myself, am a product of driving a Corolla, a stick shift and no power steering back then," Marcial shared.
In terms of affordability, the latest Japanese hybrid offer will go head-to-head with the Hyundai Ioniq hybrid despite the different body type: the former being a sedan while the latter is a hatchback.
The Thailand-made Altis is said to be more affordable than its previous green champ, the Toyota Prius, which it showcased earlier this year and is priced at PHP2.289 million.
TMP President Satoru Suzuki was proud to announce that the all-new Toyota Corolla Altis is the first in its lineup to complete the Toyota New Global Architecture which features safety installments such as:
- Pre-Collision System;
- Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (using a monocular camera);
- Lane Tracing Assist;
- Lane Departure Alert; and
- Auto High Beam
There will be five variants available locally for Toyota's popular compact sedan. Earlier, CARMUDI PHILIPPINES reported the pricing of the five variants ahead of the launch. These are:
Toyota Corolla Altis 1.6E MT: PHP999,000
Toyota Corolla Altis 1.6G MT: PHP1.045 million
Toyota Corolla Altis 1.6G CVT: PHP1.115 million
Toyota Corolla Altis 1.6V CVT: PHP1.185 million (White Pearl: +PHP15,000)
Toyota Corolla Altis 1.8V Hybrid: PHP1.580 million (White Pearl: +PHP15,000)
Other than the premium White Pearl, the all-new Toyota Corolla Altis is offered in Celestine Gray Metallic, Attitude Black, Red Mica Metallic, Freedom White, and Silver Metallic.