A couple of weeks after appearing in UMW Toyota Motor’s outlet in Petaling Jaya, the company has now launched the all-new Toyota Corolla Altis in Malaysia.
Similar to the all-new Toyota Camry and C-HR, the all-new Corolla Altis is built on the company’s TNGA platform. Out goes the torsion beam rear suspension, now replaced with a more sophisticated double wishbone rear suspension set up.
Unlike the predecessor model which had two engine choices (1.8- and 2.0-litre), the all-new Corolla Altis makes do with just a carried over 1.8-litre 2ZR-FE naturally-aspirated 4-cylinder petrol engine with Dual VVT-i that does 139 PS at 6,400 rpm and 172 Nm at 4,000 rpm. This engine is paired to a CVT-type automatic transmission, sending power to the front wheels.
Moving inside, both variants of the all-new Corolla Atlis receive a 6.8-inch touchscreen head unit. However, this head unit differs from the one found in the new C-HR, as it does not feature Android Auto or Apple CarPlay connectivity. The Corolla Altis 1.8 G is also the only C-segment sedan to offer a built-in Qi wireless charging pad, as well as a rear sunshade.
Safety wise, the top-of-the-line Corolla Altis 1.8 G gets Toyota Safety Sense suite of advanced driver assistance features, such as Pre-Collision System (PCS), Lane Departure Alert (LDA), Lane Tracing Assist (LTA), Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC), and Automatic High Beam (AHB). All variants of the all-new Corolla Altis get 7 airbags, stability control, and traction control.