Toyota Motor last month announced the launch of the Corolla Altis Diesel in India. The engine of this new car is a newly developed 1.4-litre, four-cylinder in-line D-4D common rail diesel which generates a peak power of 88.4 PS and a peak torque of 205 Nm.
The D-4D engine is complemented by a 6-speed manual transmission to provide flat torque which translates into lesser gearshifts and better fuel efficiency. The car registered a mileage of 21.43 kpl during test runs. In terms of design, the Corolla Diesel gets a sporty mesh grille and better aerodynamic characteristics. The car is available in seven colours - silver mica metallic, champagne mica metallic, dark red mica metallic, white pearl mica, light blue mica metallic, super white and black mica.
The Altis Diesel comes in three manual transmission grades — D-4D J, D-4D G and D-4D GL — with a price tag between ₹10.95 lakh and ₹13.74 lakh ex-showroom Delhi.