Its been a long time coming and Toyota has finally confirmed a June launch for the facelifted Corolla Altis. The company has resumed full production and is now in a position to manufacture the 2011 Corolla. The new facelifted version of the car now gets a slight change to the exteriors including new headlights, LED tail lights, air dam, bumpers and chrome stripe above the rear number plate. The diesel variant will now feature a mesh grille, which will help people distinguish it over the petrol Corolla.


The interior has also received a few changes and now the audio system will be a LCD touchscreen which now features Bluetooth connectivity, DVD playback, Aux and USB. The Altis now gets a keyless entry system with button start/stop. The instrument cluster has been changed as well with a slight change in colours along with a more intuitive display.


However the biggest change to the 2011 Corolla Altis is to the engine. The 1794cc VVTi petrol engine has been replaced by a 1798cc dual VVTi motor (it controls both intake and exhaust valves). This new 1.8 liter engine has an increased powerout of 8bhp (138bhp at 6000 RPM) and increased torque output of 3Nm (172 Nm at 4000 RPM). The new 7-speed Sequential Shiftmatic ‘Super CVT’ auto transmission will replace the 5-speed automatic which has an ARAI certified fuel efficiency of 15.22 kmpl. No changes to the diesel engine.