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Friday, March 14, 2008

2008 Toyota Corolla Altis Malaysia

UMW has unveiled the long unveiled the 10th generation Toyota Corolla Altis in Malaysia on 14th March 2008. The all new Toyota Altis is CBU from Thailand and available in 5 variants - 1.6E, 1.8E, 1.8G, 1.8E Sporty and 1.8G Sporty. The prices in peninsular Malaysia ranging from RM 102,900 to RM 120,250. If you are living in Langkawi, the Toyota Altis is much more affordable with the price tag start from RM 64,673, which is the price of Proton Waja CPS in Peninsular Malaysia.

Prices in Peninsular Malaysia
RM 102,900 - Toyota Corolla Altis 1.6E
RM 109,900 - Toyota Corolla Altis 1.8E
RM 112,250 - Toyota Corolla Altis 1.8E Sporty
RM 117,900 - Toyota Corolla Altis 1.8G
RM 120,250 - Toyota Corolla Altis 1.8G Sporty

Prices in Langkawi
Toyota Corolla Altis 1.6E - RM 64, 673
Toyota Corolla Altis 1.8E - RM 68, 738
Toyota Corolla Altis 1.8G - RM 73, 380
Toyota Corolla Altis 1.8E Sporty - RM 71,088
Toyota Corolla Altis 1.8G Sporty - RM 75,730
* Prices are On-The-Road, inclusive of road tax and insurance

If you prefer to have elegant interior with the classic wood trimming, then you have to opt for the G variants. If you prefer the sporty exterior, they you may choose the Sporty variants, which comes with aerokit package. Of course, if you want both elegant interior and sporty outlook, you can go for 1.8 G Sporty.

G variants interior

E variants interior

The 1.8 G versions also comes with the following additional premium features:
1) Optitrom meter for better instrument display.
2) Multi-information display
3) 8-way adjustment power operated front seat
4) Chrome door handles
5) Side protection moulding
6) Chromed rearplate
7) 6-speakers audio system

Steering wheel with audio system control switch is available in all 1.8l variants. The 1.8-litre versions also come with automatic air-conditioning system, which allow the driver to set the specific temperature and the system will automatically maintain the temperature. The audio system can play CD with MP3 or WMA formats.

Quiteness inside cabin which can contributes to a luxurious feeling and better ride comfort has always been Toyota strength. This is something that other car manufacturers find it hard to catch up but this time, Toyota has make it even better by making the 10th generation Toyota Corolla Altis quiter than its predecessor.

The all new Toyota Corolla Altis is sharing the same 1.6l and 1.8l VVT-i engines with its predecessor. The 1.6 VVT-i engine can produce the maximum of 107hp at 6000 rpm while the 1.8l VVT-i engine can produce 139hp at 6000 rpm. The 1.8-liter Toyota Altis can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 11.37 seconds compared to the 12.45 seconds did by its predecessor.

All the 5 variants comes with four-speed automatic transmission, with gated shift lever. The 1.8l variants have additional manual shift feature. No manual transmission is available.

Dimension wise, the 10th generation is 55 mm wider, 10 mm longer and 15 mm lower compared
to its predecessor. ABS with EBD available in all variants as standard.

The 2008 Toyota Altis available in 5 colours:

Silver Metallic

Beige Metallic

Black Mica

Medium Silver Metallic

Grayish Blue Metallic

More Toyota Corolla Altis photos

Flat floor

Glove box

Cup holder

Boot space

Front fog lamp and parking sensor



  2. Still prefer Nissan Sylphy, just don't understand why Malaysian likes Toyota so much!!!

  3. Not only Malaysian like Toyota but majority of drivers around the globe. Toyota is Number 1 best seller in the World, not only in Malaysia.


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