The 12th generation Toyota Corolla Altis is set to be launched in Thailand in August this year. According to reports, the Thai-spec Corolla will get the same design treatment as that of Corolla Altis in Taiwan which was launched in March earlier this year.
The Taiwan market Corolla Altis has the same look as the European Corolla sedan, however the US-spec Corolla Sedan has different styling and a more aggressive fascia. Furthermore there is a different appearance for the Corolla Hybrid sedan that is more similar to new Corolla hatchback.
In China too, the Corolla is available in two different appearances, the one sold by FAW-Toyota is called Corolla that is akin to international versions while the GAC-Toyota venture sells the Levin which has a different appearance and resembles the fascia of Corolla hatchback.
Based on the TNGA platform, the 12th generation Corolla measures 4,640 mm long, 1,780 mm wide and 1,435 mm tall. This makes it 10 mm longer, 5 mm wider and 45 mm lower than the outgoing 11th gen Corolla sedan. Wheelbase remains at 2,700 mm while the boot space is generous 470 liters. Compared to the Honda Civic, the new Corolla Altis is 10 mm longer, 1 mm wider and 19 mm taller, with the exact same wheelbase.
According to the report, the Thai-spec Corolla Altis will initially be launched with two naturally aspirated petrol engines– a 1.6 liter and 1.8 liter, while 1.8 liter hybrid variant will follow later. Transmission options will be 6-speed manual or Super-CVTi with 7-speed virtual gear ratios.