Toyota Corolla Altis Hybrid 12th Generation
- Expected Launch in Pakistan = 2023
- Expected Price in Pakistan= 65-80 Lac PKR
- Generation = 12th
The 12th generation of Toyota Corolla launched in late 2018 globally and by 2019 in Thailand. The Toyota Corolla available in Pakistan is still the 11th generation, and it has been 2.5 years since the new generation is launched worldwide but not available in Pakistan. After the global launch of the 11th generation Civic, the question arises why Toyota Indus is not introducing the latest generation Corolla in Pakistan. It should have reached the Pakistani markets now, but the pandemic caused some delay. Its news that the Toyota Corolla 12th generation will arrive in Pakistan till the summer of 2022, and the hybrid version will launch first before the petrol version. Pakistan’s government has been pushing automobile companies to introduce fully electric vehicles in Pakistan. The Auto Policy, and incentives, and tax relaxations are given to the companies. The CEO of Toyota Indus has addressed the benefits of hybrid vehicles many times and promised to invest in this technology. The hybrid-technology incentive will benefit Toyota Indus and encourage emission-free cars in Pakistan. The trend of crossovers has been increased a lot in the past couple of years. Still, the demand for sedans like Civic and Corolla will never end, and customers are eagerly waiting for the new generation of Toyota Corolla in Pakistan. The 12th generation Toyota Corolla Altis Hybrid is Built on Toyota’s New Global Architecture, and it is called the GA-C platform. The MC platform used for the 11th generation Corolla will discontinue. The 12th generation Toyota Corolla will be equipped with Toyota Safety Sense that increases the safety levels for the passengers and offers a variety of driving assistance programs. The 12th generation Toyota Corolla has been awarded the highest safety ratings. The 12th generation Toyota Corolla was spotted on roads of Karachi in spy shots in 2020 that show the interest of Toyota Indus towards the launch of the new generation in Pakistan, but the COVID delayed its launch. We expect it to launch in the first half of 2022 in Pakistan.
Trims & Variants:
The 12th generation Toyota Corolla is available in five trim levels globally. It includes the L-variant, LE-variant, XLE, SE, and XSE-trim. The LE-Trim will have a hybrid powertrain, while other variants have a gasoline engine.
The L-trim will have 2-USB ports, 6-speakers, 15-inches steel wheels, and Toyota Safety Sense.
The LE-trim offers keyless entry, 8-inches touch screen, 16-inches steel wheels, and push-start button.
The SE-trim offers 18-inches alloy wheels, 9-speakers, and leather-wrapped steering.
The XLE-trim offers heated front seats, a push-start button, blindspot monitoring, and synthetic leather upholstery.
The XSE trim offers automatic transmission.
In Pakistan, the LE trim will launch first with a hybrid powertrain, and other variants will be available after some time.
Engine & Power:
The hybrid Toyota Corolla to be launched in Pakistan will have a 1.8-liter, 4-cylinder engine paired with two electric motors, and they generate 121 hp of power and 105 lb-ft of torque. It offers a continuously varying automatic transmission.
Performance & Drive:
The Toyota Corolla Hybrid is composed of an eco-friendly commuter, and it delivers exceptional performance. The powertrain transition from the petrol to hybrid version is smooth though it can feel under power when accelerating at higher speeds. The suspension system is efficient and rides the car smoothly over bumps and breakers. The Braking System does an excellent job with its regenerative brakes and applies brakes smoothly, but you may take some time to get used to the braking SystemSystem if you have not driven the hybrid powertrain before. The dynamic shift is continuously varying automatic transmission lets you enjoy the immediate response from a stop and its efficiency. The low-platform of 12th generation Corolla is designed to give an energetic drive, and the lightweight body helps to get maximum efficiency. The hybrid powertrain is comparatively quiet, and the engine rumble under acceleration while a bit of noise is generated only by the tires. The light steering feel makes it responsive and lets you enjoy driving with complete confidence. The steering and braking response is efficient, making the dynamic cornering easy and the street drive calm. The acceleration is smooth because of the electric motors that keep the drive smooth. Another fantastic feature of the hybrid Toyota Corolla will be that it emits fewer emissions, making the environment clean and a budget-friendly car. The fuel efficiency of the 12th generation Toyota Corolla hybrid is impressive, and it gets 53 miles per gallon in the city and 52 miles per gallon on the highways.
Exterior Design & Features:
The Toyota Corolla 12th generation is more stylish than the previous generation with a more aggressive front fascia consisting of a honeycomb mesh grille with a low and wide stance. The distinctive LED headlights feature daytime running lights and give an iconic look. The dark grey metallic rear spoiler and the diffuser give it a strong impression. The 18-inches alloy wheels in the higher-end trims add an unapologetic profile. The Corolla Apex package adds a black rear aero spoiler, bronze body kit, black mirror caps, and black-colored roof that gives it a sporty look.
Interior Design & Features:
The Toyota Corolla 12th generation has a premium and spacious interior. You will feel the interior is comfortable and clean, and the higher-end trims come with leather upholstery, while the entry-level trims have fabric upholstery. The leather-wrapped steering wheel lets you grab the steering with a comfortable feel. It can seat five adults, and the driver’s seat comes with less variety of driving positions and can be uncomfortable in long-route journeys. The passenger room in the rear compartment is not spacious, and the tall passengers can find the space narrow. The moonroof is opened and closed by the touch of a button and adds some sunshine to the cabin. The piano-black accents and soft-touch trims give a premium feel to the cabin and add comfort to it. The trunk has a space of 13.1 cubic feet that is not much generous, and the back seat does not fold flat wholly. There is an 8-inches touch screen mounted on the dashboard that gives infotainment, and it comes with Android Auto, Apple Carplay, and Amazon Alexa. A 7-inches instrument cluster provides all essential information about the vehicle. Other than this, you will get 2 USB ports, 6-speakers audio system, Bluetooth connection, keyless entry, automatic climate control, satellite radio, and air conditioning system.
Safety & Features:
The NHTSA has given the 12th generation Toyota Corolla five stars out of five, and the IIHS has not rated it yet. The Toyota Corolla new generation to be launched in Pakistan will also be equipped with the latest safety features. Toyota Safety Sense will provide it, which offers the latest driving assistance features. Some of the safety features it will offer are:
- Blindspot monitoring system
- Lane keeps assisting SystemSystem
- Rearview camera
- Automatic emergency braking
- Pedestrian and cyclist detection
- Adaptive cruise control
- Automatic high-beam headlights
- Pre-collision system