We are familiar with a number of D-segment sedans and of the complete list the best selling one is the Toyota Corolla Altis. Beside the prefix Toyota, the car has a special feel to it which I believe is what buyers think too. The Altis is offered in both manual transmission and automatic transmission variants but unlike the manual variant line-up the automatic is offered in only one top-end VL trim.
There was no cheaper automatic Altis yet but lately the company quietly introduced a cheaper G-HV variant which is low on features. This trimmed down variant features the same 1.8 litre dual-VVTi engine that develops a maximum output of 140 BHP and is coupled to a new 7 speed Super CVT-I automatic gearbox.
image – Toyota Corolla Altis Automatic
List Of Features Excluded In Altis G-HV Automatic
- Electric seats
- Leather upholstery
- Xenon with headlamp washers (instead normal headlamps are available)
- Retractable rear sun shade
- Start/stop button
- Keyless entry without smart entry
- Full leather wrapped steering (no half wood)
Although the abovementioned features will not be there in the cheaper variant, you would still get the new touchscreen audio system. Most interesting thing about G-HV variant is that it is significantly cheaper than the VL trim and top-end manual GL trim.
Toyota Corolla Altis Price Ex-Showroom Delhi
- Toyota Corolla Altis 1.8G Manual – Rs.12.56 lakhs
- Toyota Corolla Altis 1.8GL Manual top-end – Rs.13.92 lakhs
- Toyota Corolla Altis 1.8G(HV) Automatic NEW VARIANT – Rs.13.76 lakhs
- Toyota Corolla Altis 1.8VL Automatic top-end – Rs.14.98 lakhs
So the new variant is Rs. 1.25 lakhs cheaper than the top-end automatic and is also the cheapest automatic model in the D-segment making it a much more practical option over Chevrolet Cruze, Skoda Laura and Renault Fluence.
source credit – team-BHP
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