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13 Aug 10 23:34
The Launch of the New Corolla Altis
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Mr. Kyoichi Tanada, President of Toyota Motor Thailand Co.Ltd., Mr. Sei Maeda, Executive Vice President of Toyota Motor Asia Pacific Engineering and Manufacturing Co. Ltd., and Mr.Wichien Emprasertsuk, Senior Vice President of Toyota Motor Thailand Co. Ltd., jointly presided over the press launch of the new Toyota Corolla Altis on August 5 at the Plaza Athenee Hotel, Bangkok.

Corolla the popular passenger car

Toyota Motor Thailand Co. Ltd. first introduced the first generation Corolla in Thailand in 1966 and the second generation in 1970. While the first two generations were imported from Japan, the third generation launched in 1974 was assembled in Thailand for the first time at the Samrong plant in Samut Prakarn province.

The Corolla is considered as one of the most important models for Toyota in Thailand, and quickly became one of the most popular models among Thai customers. In 2008 the 10th generation of the Corolla was introduced and it became a benchmark in the upper compact segment. Throughout the 44 years that the Corolla was offered in Thailand, it maintained the number one position with accumulated sales of 520,000 units, and played a major role in helping Toyota become the number one brand in the Thai automobile market.


Mr. Kyoichi Tanada, President of Toyota Motor Thailand Co. Ltd., said, “The new Corolla Altis is one of the most important models for Toyota that was first introduced in Thailand 44 years ago and is one model that has received strong support from customer to become Thailand’s ‘most popular passenger car’ with accumulated sales of 520,000 units. Worldwide sales of the Corolla has more than 36 million units, and this sales success shows that it is well-accepted by both Thai and foreign customers whether in terms of quality and value.
Today we are proud to introduce the new Corolla Altis that comes with the ‘Beyond Definition’ philosophy. This is a very important evolution for the Altis, with the Dual VVT-i engine being mated to the new Super CVT-i transmission that offers excellent driving performance and fuel economy, along with world-class production standards. I am confident that the new Corolla Altis will be well-accepted just like its predecessors.”



New Corolla Altis Beyond Definition: Smooth, Power, Save
With even more advancement and perfection
Experience the advancement in total mobility
Smooth power delivery at every speed
Fuel efficiency that provides driving independence

















Engine – Beyond the Definition of Power
New intelligent Dual VVT-i power plant with variable valve timing that adjusts the right amount of air fed into the combustion chamber through the inlet valves to ensure complete combustion at every engine speed. The opening and closing of the outlet valves are also adjusted continuously to ensure efficient exhaust release. All this combine to allow the engine of the Corolla Altis to work efficiently resulting in outstanding acceleration, fuel economy and low emission level (Euro 4 standard).

New…2,000cc 3ZR-FE ACIS (Acoustic Control Induction System)
4-cylinder in-line DOHC Dual VVT-i with ACIS that adjusts the length of the air intake port to match the needs of the engine in order to generate maximum power and torque at every engine speed.

Displacement: 1,987cc
Maximum power: 107kW (145ps)/6,200rpm
Max torque: 187Nm/3,600rpm


New…1,800cc 2ZR-FE ACIS (Acoustic Control Induction System)
4-cylinder in-line DOHC Dual VVT-i with ACIS that adjusts the length of the air intake port to match the needs of the engine in order to generate maximum power and torque at every engine speed.
Displacement: 1,798cc
Maximum power: 103kW (140ps)/6,400rpm
Max torque: 173Nm/4,000rpm
New 1,600cc 1ZR-FE
4-cylinder DOHC Dual VVT-i
Displacement: 1,598cc
Maximum power: 90kW (122ps)/6,000rpm
Max torque: 154Nm/5,200rpm
1,600cc CNG 3ZZ-FE
4-cylinder DOHC VVT-i
Displacement: 1,598cc
Maximum power: 80kW (109ps)/6,000rpm
Max torque: 145Nm/4,400rpm

Transmission - Beyond Definition of Smoothness
New…Super CVT-i 7-speed automatic transmission – Another level of technology offering seamless acceleration and low engine speed even while accelerating thus ensuring lower fuel consumption. (only 2.0 model and 1.8 model)
New…6-speed manual transmission – offering quicker and continuous acceleration on every road condition and improved fuel economy. (only 1.6J M/T)

New Exterior Design - Beyond Definition of Styling
Front and rear bumpers – Sharp design reflecting classy image.
Front grille – Outstanding and stylish.
Headlights and rear lights – Eye-catching trendy design.
16-in alloy wheels – New 5-spoke design sporty in every angle (only 2.0 model and 1.8G)




















New Interior Design - Beyond Definition of Comfort
New console design – More stylish and outstanding.
AUX input – Respond to new lifestyles (only 2.0V, 2.0G, 1.8 model, 1.6G and 1.6E)
Sports multi-function steering wheel – with controls for the audio system and onboard computer (only 2.0 model)
Optitron meter – Clear readouts throughout the journey (only 2.0 model and 1.8G)
Sporty perforated leather seats – Increases comfort (only 2.0 model, 1.8 model and 1.6G)

Safety Features - Beyond Definition of Protection

Active Safety
ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) brakes – Prevents the wheels from locking during hard braking or on wet roads (Only 2.0 model, 1.8 model, 1.6G and 1.6E)
EBD (Electronic Brake force Distribution) – Distributes the braking pressure according to the weight load in order to maximize braking performance (only 2.0 model, 1.8 model, 1.6G and 1.6E)
BA (Brake Assist) – Offers maximum braking pressure during emergency braking to minimize stopping distance (only 2.0 model, 1.8 model, 1.6G and 1.6E)
VSC (Vehicle Stability Control) – Maintains vehicle stability by means of lowering vehicle speed and applying brakes on particular wheels to regain traction (Only 2.0V Navi and 2.0V)
TRC (Traction Control) – Prevents the wheels from spinning when driving off on slippery roads (Only 2.0V Navi and 2.0V)

Passive Safety
GOA (Global Outstanding Assessment) safety structure with impact beams – Safety body structure developed to effective absorb and distribute impact forces.
Dual front SRS airbags – Protects both driver and front passenger during impact (Only 2.0 model, 1.8 model and, 1.6G)
WIL (Whiplash Injury Lessening) headrests – In front seats to lower neck injury from rear-end collision.
Front seatbelts with pretensioners and load limiters – Keeps occupants safely in place during impact and helps lower injury from seatbelt tightening (Only 2.0 model, 1.8 model and 1.6G)
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