Comfortable and reliable are the perfect words to describe the all-new Toyota Corolla Altis.
Launched digitally in the sultanate by NBT Brunei via its first-ever microsite, the 12th generation model is timeless and trendy as it carries along with some aspects from its predecessors while keeping up with the current times in terms of design and safety features.
Members of the media geared up in matching Toyota Corolla Altis shirts recently for test-drive at Taridak D’Polo in Jerudong, ready to take two variants of the car for a spin namely; the 1.6L petrol engine and the 1.8L petrol engine.
At first glance, you can see that the new model is longer, wider and bolder than its predecessor as it is designed under the concept of “Shooting Robust”.
It cuts a sharper figure as a sedan, with sharp, sleek and solid sweeping lines, evident from the attenuated and sickle-shaped headlamp design, bonnet with pronounced sides, new bumper styling, curvy roofline and revised rear bumper with parking sensors.
The new Corolla Altis also wears 18-inch alloy wheels equipped with a tire pressure warning system.
Users can choose from a variety of colours such as Super White, White Pearl, Silver Metallic, Grey Metallic, Attitude Black, Phantom Brown, Celestite Gray Metallic and Red Mica Metallic (available for the 1.6L only).
The cabin was created under the concept of “Clean & Wide” and true enough, the car offers users comfortable space with adjustable seats that provide ample legroom.
It is equipped with a 10-inch Android infotainment system along with an Optitron Combination Meter that makes it easier for users to read driving information with optimum lighting design during the day and night.
As the third model in Brunei equipped with the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform, the new Toyota Corolla Altis has an elevated driving performance as well as comfort.
When driving in a straight line, curves or even on bumpy roads, the sedan has great agility and stability control.
The car is also equipped with sound and shock-absorbing materials that minimize unpleasant noise, allowing drivers and passengers enjoyable, smooth and relaxing rides.
Those looking for a vehicle suitable for daily driving are recommended to choose the 1.6L while the 1.8L, offers users a more powerful drive as it is designed to give better acceleration performance.
Drive with ease
For better protection, Toyota has integrated a single system into the new Corolla Altis 1.8L which is the Toyota Safety Sense (TSS).
Dubbed the most advanced version in the Toyota range, the TSS consists of four main systems – Pre-Collision System (PCS), Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC), Lane Departure Alert (LDA) and Auto High-Beam (AHB).
Moreover, seven airbags can be found inside the car, along with hill-start assist control and front and rear clearance sensors.
The car’s side mirror has also been repositioned to be lower, giving users better visibility.
Overall, the new Toyota Corolla Altis offers users advanced simplicity and agile performance – the perfect car for your everyday drive.
Book a test drive at any of NBT Brunei’s showroom today!
The Bruneian | BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN