Toyota Corolla Altis Limited Edition: A Silent Entrant

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Toyota has fabricated a beautiful picture in India. With the launch of some of the most promising cars, the company takes a shot at launching a limited edition. Known for making simple quality and reliable cars, it has introduced a no nonsense limited edition called the Toyota Corolla Altis Limited Edition. Yes, that’s right no fancy names either, such simplicity.

Limited Edition Altis comes with a host of upgrades inside but outside changes are bare minimum. When it comes to interiors, the highlight is the smart link infotainment system which gets air and hand gesture controls. Bluetooth and smart phone connectivity are also available with this system. Illuminated scuff plates on the doorsills, puddle lamp with Toyota name on it is also there on the Toyota Corolla Altis Limited edition.


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 The new Limited edition Corolla Altis Limited edition happens to be a beauty. Although it might be a little difficult to differentiate from the regular Altis, the limited edition version has a little more up its sleeves. This car has been derived from the Furia design philosophy. It has an aggressive appearance, stylish design and a lot of promise. This car has a square design in front with sharp lines for bumpers, grille and the hood. The blacked-out headlamps are LED enabled and flow upward into the sloping bonnet, which has prominent creases on its sides.

This vehicle has limited edition badges on C-pillar and on the right side of the boot. These are the obvious differentiating changes in this vehicle. All the four wheels on this car have extremely flared arches and the doors slope forward on the side. At the back, Toyota has retained some of the aggressiveness from the American-spec car due to the wrap-around tail lamps. The rest of the rear looks like it has been designed based on the current Camry sedan and features a large number of bulging lines. This car surely seems like a limited edition if you look close. The changes might not be so prominent from afar.

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The Corolla Altis Limited Edition gets some of the high-end features suited best to be called a limited edition. This car has illuminated scuff plates and puddle lamps with Toyota written on it. This looks pretty prominent in the dark and seems pretty cool. The interiors of this car feature leather seats with “Limited” emblems embossed on them and faux wood inserts on the door pads, armrest panels, and gear lever boot bezel. Additionally, this car also has wood finish trim on doors that add much flair to its interiors and it also has a Smart Link Infotainment system with air and hand gesture controls, voice function, Bluetooth and Smartphone enabled navigation.

This vehicle also has a wood finish armrest panel around the power window switches. Leather seats on top trims are visible and have limited edition badges on them at the rear. There is also wood finish around the knob, which makes the black beige and wood combination look slick for luxury car buyers. Standard features across variants include driver and passenger airbags, ABS with EBD, rear AC vents, parking sensors and electronically internally adjustable OVRMs. On the higher specs, there is a front parking sensors, Xenon lamps, touch screen infotainment system as well as electronically adjustable seats.

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Inside the hood, the Corolla Altis Limited Edition has no mechanical changes. The engine remains the same just like any other Corolla. The engine line-up is the same as before- a 1.8-litre petrol unit and a 1.4-litre diesel engine. The former produces 138bhp and 173Nm of torque while the latter produces 87bhp and 205Nm of torque.

  • 1,798cc, 4-cylinder petrol, 138 BHP @ 6,400 rpm, 173 Nm @ 4,000 rpm, 6-speed manual transmission
  • 1,364cc, 4-cylinder diesel, 87 BHP @ 3,800 rpm, 205 Nm @ 1,800-2,800 rpm, 6-speed manual transmission

The diesel has a six-speed manual while the petrol can also be had with a seven-speed automatic gearbox.


Competition and price:

The Toyota Corolla Altis competes with Skoda Octavia, Chevrolet Cruze, VW Jetta and the Hyundai Elantra. This car, being a limited edition is expected to get more likes and more bookings than the normal ones.

Prices for the Toyota Corolla Altis Limited edition petrol starts at Rs. 14,68,324 and diesel starts at Rs. 16,00,324 (ex-showroom Delhi)

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Bottom Line:

This vehicle definitely came as a surprise and its launch was kept in the dark and this strategy might not have been the best by Toyota. That said, there should have been more offerings with the Corolla Altis than just focusing on the interiors. The company should have added a more sportier look, and a couple of freebies to make this one tough vehicle to book and one tough competitor to beat.

A look into each awesome Toyota super bowl commercial

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The leading Japanese Auto manufacturer Toyota is a subtle mix of beauty and brains. Out of the plenitude of cars launched by Toyota every year, a few commercials make it through the super bowl. The following article is going to try and make advertisements seem a tad interesting rather than coerce you into buying the products.

Let’s take a look at each Toyota super bowl commercial that made its debut at the Super Bowl.

9. Toyota Tundra 2007:

Toyota had introduced the Tundra, a full-sized truck that looks pretty strong and beats anything in its class in terms of acceleration, road manners and equipment availability. This was a one of a kind pickup truck in 2007. With a wide range of cab and bed configurations and a powerful 5.7-liter V8 and spacious passenger quarters, numerous safety and convenience features, the Tundra was a great truck. However, there are many hard plastic and ergonomic flaws in the vehicle’s cabin.

Although the following ad portrays an “unnecessary demonstration” of the Tundra’s towing as well as stopping power, this Toyota super bowl commercial makes you feel the omnipotence of the pickup. Well, don’t judge it by the portrayal of its masculinity, just enjoy the commercial.

8. Toyota Sequoia 2008:

Powered by a 381 HP producing 5.7 liter V8 engine, the 2008 Sequoia offers wide space for 8-passengers as well as cavernous cargo space at an unbelievably low price than most other vehicles in the same range. This was one ride that met the needs of most buyers in 2008.

The following Toyota super bowl commercial is aimed at striking the happy chord within all of us, reminding us of the happy times when we were kids. Thankfully, this is not an advertising and marketing strategy that aims at just selling the car. This is a commercial showing people having fun. I hope you have fun too?

7. Toyota Corolla 2008- Badgers:

The Toyota Corolla 2008 was the second least expensive car in its lineup. Although the looks of the 2008 Corolla are as same as the 2003 Corolla, it looked pretty modern, sober and substantial for family oriented people. However, the Corolla lacks excitement and youthfulness (something that most Toyota cars lack)

To make up for that, the interiors speak sophistication along with a clean style and commodiousness to relax and enjoy the roads ahead. Powered by a 1.8 liter four cylinder engine that makes 126 HP, this was a great car.

The Toyota super bowl commercial features a badger and her young along with a collection of cannons as well as a cell phone. By promoting the quiet cabin space of the Corolla, the advertisers tried to focus on the message that even ferocious badgers will not gnaw the guy’s face off, thanks to the peace and silence in the cabin. Simple and enjoyable advertisement, worth watching once (maybe twice)

6. Toyota Tundra- Killer Heat:

Well, this was an elaborate demonstration of “uselessness”

Driving the Toyota Tundra in Mohave Desert is one thing; in fact driving it near an active volcano is also acceptable by a few. This Toyota super bowl commercial heats up advertising in the most inessential way possible. It would have been better watching the Tundra go through a rather utilitarian yet rigorous path than having to watch $ 4 million (approx) go down the drain with this elaborate commercial.

Watch the following commercial and judge for yourself.

5. Toyota Venza- 2009:

Suffering from Insomnia? Fancy a yawn? The following Toyota super bowl commercial should help.

Toyota Yawnza (oops I mean Venza) was a midsize SUV bought out in the year 2009. The yay!! Was the excellent fuel economy along with great reliability as well as safety features. The neigh (apart from the commercial) was the lack of backup sensors as well as the poor quality of the backup camera.

P.S. Don’t hate me after watching the following commercial 😛 (that is, if you decide to watch it)

4. Toyota Camry- 2012 (Two Worlds)

Released in the year 2012, the Toyota Camry commercial was a good attempt at the Super Bowl. As far as car commercials go, the message conveyed was pretty apt and logical. The Toyota super bowl Ad completely revolved around the bravado, Horse power and the relation with Horses, Jets, and such with the Camry.

With a pretty cool look, this Toyota super bowl commercial makes perfect sense and well, this might have given Toyota enthusiasts something good to look forward to.

3. Toyota Camry 2012 Connections:

Advertising works either with the help of Intimacy or Emotions. The latter was chosen for the following Advertisement. Toyota chose to go ahead with human connections this time to promote the 2012 Camry.  The Ad aims at touching lives of generations of people with a soft, catchy, subtle message. That said, the previous Camry commercial was more masculine than this emotional “1 minute” connection.

2. Toyota 2013- The Genie:

Some ads are designed with confidence and some fall really flat. The following genie-themed Toyota super bowl commercial that tried to entice about a million viewers to buy a Toyota RAV4 was more of a fantasy like approach than focusing on the actual.

Firstly, the commercial is not quite funny as you might expect. The Genie part was a little manageable, but the entire theme was not what anybody would really expect from a vehicle commercial. No wonder Toyota faces difficulty with its zestful and sportiness.

1. Toyota Muppets 2014:

Imagine, a combination of the action hero, Terry Crews with Muppet characters running during the Super Bowl XLVIII is like calling mutton a fruit (weird right?)

Toyota had chosen the Super Bowl spot, actor (former NFL Player) Terry Crews helps some stranded Muppets in the middle of a desert by offering them a ride.

So, Terry Crews is driven to a magical/musical adventure (or did terry consume drugs? Well, it seems that way)

Watch this crazy hallucinated Toyota super bowl commercial that might take you on a ludicrous trip.

Want to see the best Super Bowl Car Commercial ? Check it out here!

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