Toyota Corolla is a car that shook the world; born in 1960’s it has gone through generations. Toyota lately brought the latest model in India; it is the eleventh generation piece and continues to be a stunner. The car market in India is huge with all kinds of products on the road from hatchbacks to SUV’s. An acclaimed cricketer Gautam Gambhir is obsessed with all kinds of cars, and owns many of them. Sources call him an auto fanatic and a popular model on his list is Toyota Corolla.
By the mere look of it anyone will want to own a Corolla, it is owned by many sportspersons in India and abroad. Gambhir is a fierce left handed batsman; he uses the sedan often on long drives. Corolla is a product of excellent style innovation, auto experts term Corolla as a piece with a brilliant design, contributed by its high-tech features and unbeatable performance. Toyota has surprised the public many times with its Corolla and each time it just gets better. Gambhir owns the petrol and diesel variant of the car.
Corolla offers grand value in a package priced at Rs 12 to 16 lakhs, it is a car used by many celebrities and politicians. The car has everything to match the tastes of modern demographic. It has audio fitted steering wheel, keyless entry, driver height adjustable seat, world class infotainment system. The cabin room is enormously spacious; occupants can comfortably sit with no room for stuffiness. There is ample room between each cushion; it is the perfect car to enjoy a breathtaking long journey. There is a Corolla car in every corner of the world, and dealer authorities in India believe it is among the top selling models in the country.
The new Corolla Altis is sold with a powerful 1.8 liter VVTi petrol engine that generates 175Nm and 138bhp. The power train is coupled with seven speed CVT-I sequential automatic and six speed manual gearbox transmission. The acceleration power of petrol car is great, it can spearhead through 100kmph in less than 11 seconds and the top speed attained is 195kmph. The diesel car moves on robust inter cooler D-4D engine that pumps out 205Nm and 88bhp. It is coupled with six speed manual gearbox.
The new Corolla is a greater stunner of the past, the insides are superbly grand, a superior version of the earlier beige and black theme. A feature to watch out for is the seven inch touchscreen coupled with world class music system with Bluetooth, USB and Aux-in connectivity.
The car has helped Toyota achieve impressive 6% gains in 2014 May along with Etios Cross. The sale portfolio of the company has not been too favorable in the last two years. The impact of recession has hit the country harder than before caused by increased fuel, interest and commodity rates. The market has shown signs of improvement with appreciation of Indian rupee. Corolla is a car to own to indulge in waves of luxury and comfort. It is the ideal vehicle for long drives with its admirable 21kmpl mileage. So buy the car and like Gambhir take pride in owning it.