Toyota: Auto Expo 2014 Coverage


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Toyota Auto Expo 2014

> Hall Number: 9

> You’ll Love: An exciting range of various new cars showcased

> You’ll Loathe: No concept car at all from Toyota this time

> Show Stoppers: GT-86 TRD, Etios Liva Cross, New Corolla Altis

> Also Don't Miss: Etios Motor Racing Version, New Land Cruiser Prado, Prius


Toyota GT-86 TRD

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Toyota Etios Motor Racing Version

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Toyota Prius

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Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Facelift

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Toyota Fortuner

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New Toyota Camry Hybrid

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Toyota Hi-Ace Van

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Toyota showcases the technology behind Prius Hybrid Car

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Interactive 3D Kiosks can be seen across the pavilion

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Official accessories for your Toyota

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New Toyota Corolla Altis Press Release:
Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) today unveiled the All New Corolla Altis on the first day at the Auto Expo 2014. The vehicle is the 11th generation of the legendary Corolla. The new vehicle comes with a revolutionary new style, luxurious and comfortable interiors and a dynamic performance. The refreshing new feel is aimed at delighting more customers.

The diesel and petrol variants get advanced and dynamic exteriors and luxurious interiors. The new stylish grille, LED headlamps , LED Clearance Lamps (four) along with New 16” Alloy Wheels add to the Dynamic and Keen Look of the vehicle. The luxurious interiors create an advanced and refined atmosphere. The plush leather seats, dual tone color interiors and cyber carbon piano black instrument panel cluster provides a rich feel. The New Corolla Altis is equipped with an array of luxury features - push start/stop button, smart entry, rain sensor, paddle shift, rear reading lamp, rear power socket. New generation 7 inch touch screen, one button operation and voice command capable audio (with USB, blue-tooth, navigation, back camera and mirror link).

The Corolla Altis is viewed as a luxury car in India. As the Corolla Altis is often chauffeur – driven, rear seat comfort is very important. Keeping this in mind, the All New Corolla Altis comes with best in class cabin space with rear reclining seats. The rear seat leg room has been increased by approx 100 mm due to the increase in wheelbase (increased from 2600 mm to 2700 mm). The tyres have been placed closer to the corners increasing the space between the passengers placed at the back of the car. The driving position has been enhanced by changing the steering angle from 24 degree to 22 degree. The vertical adjustment of the seat has been increased from 45 mm to 60 mm.

To enhance the driving experience The All New Corolla Altis also incorporates many fun-to-drive qualities. The petrol variant is available in both super CVT-i with 7 speed sequential shiftmatic and Paddle Shift, as well as 6 speed manual transmission. This will enable a smooth change in gears and a better control over the car with more gear options, excellent driveability and class leading fuel economy. The low to mid speed range torque and high speed range output provides smoother acceleration in high traffic and greater acceleration on highways. The Diesel variant is available in 1ND D-4D Diesel Engine with Variable Nozzle Turbo & Intercooler with 6 speed manual transmission.

Launched in 1966, this year marks its 48th anniversary. With its rich legacy to its credit the Corolla Altis is the World’s most favourite car and the No 1 selling sedan with more than 40 million customers across the world. The Corolla is now manufactured in 16 production bases and sold in 154 countries around the world.

The New Corolla Altis is available in array of 7 exciting colours.
“Mr. Hisayuki Inoue, Senior Managing Officer, Toyota Motor Corporation, and Chief Executive Officer of Asia and Middle East Operations, said “The new Corolla Altis signals a new era in Toyota design. Along with DNA of quality, it shares the exciting new 'Keen Look' with our cars around the world. I am confident that the All new Corolla Altis will continue to fascinate customers in India and around the world.”

Mr. Shinichi Yasui, Chief Engineer, Toyota Motor Corporation said “The All New Corolla Altis will further strengthen the product by incorporating refreshing new appeals that satisfy more customers. Based on the QDR values, the solid, long – lasting, high quality reputation that the Corolla Altis has established over the years will be firmly maintained, while new appeals are added to further enhance the product through advanced design and packaging.”

Mr. Naomi Ishii, Managing Director, Toyota Kirloskar Motor said, “Toyota Corolla has grown to become a true global car. Not only across the world, but also in India the Corolla Altis has constantly been a leader in its class. The 11th generation Corolla Altis has been designed to keep up with times and add more value to the car. Launched in India in 2003, the Corolla Altis is the highest selling C sedan. It has more than 88,000 happy customers which is an important part of the overall One Million delighted customers, that we achieved recently. This is not the end but the beginning of our larger efforts to expand the Toyota happy customer family across India.We hope this family of happy customers will grow further with the All New Corolla Altis.”

The prices will be announced in May 2014 along with the sales launch and deliveries. Bookings for the The All New Corolla Altis, begin today.
 
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Toyota Etios Cross Press Release:
Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt. Ltd. (TKM) today unveiled the New Etios Cross at the 12th Auto Expo in Greater Noida. The New Etios Cross is on display along with the New Corolla Altis and all other Toyota exhibits at the Toyota Booth in the Auto Expo. The New Etios Cross will further expand the Etios family along with its existing models- The Etios, the Liva & the Liva 1.5 TRD Sportivo.

The new Etios Cross has the design appeal of an SUV (rugged looks) to appeal to Youth who want to stand out. Available in a powerful 1.5 L & 1.2 L petrol engine and a 1.4L D-4D Diesel engine, the new crossover from Toyota is positioned as a youthful yet rugged offering and has the following key features:

Key Exterior Features:

Grille Guard

Distinctive Side Cladding

Stylish Diamond Cut Alloys

Sturdy & Stylish Roof Rails

Bold Front Grille

Dynamic Rear Cladding with Badging & Roof Spoiler

Fog Lamps with integrated turn indicators

ORVM with Turn Indicators

Rear Defogger with Wiper

Key Interior Features:

Piano Black Interiors

Sporty Seat Fabric with White Stitch & Logo

2 DIN Audio with Bluetooth, USB, AUX-in & Remote

Audio control on leather wrapped steering wheel


The New Etios Cross is available in a new sporty Inferno Orange and seven other colors- Ultramarine Blue, Classic Grey, Symphony Silver, Celestial Black, White, Vermilion Red & Harmony Beige. Along with a set of whole new exciting features, the Etios Cross also ensures the highest standards of safety with dual front SRS airbags, ABS with EBD and the globally renowned promise of Toyota’s QDR (Quality, Durability & Reliability) standards.

Etios Cross is available with the following engine options

1.5 L Petrol (DOHC) - 66KW (90 PS) @ 5600 rpm
1.2 L Petrol (DOHC) – 59KW (80 PS) @ 5600 rpm and
1.4 L Diesel (D4D) – 50 KW (68 PS) @ 3800 rpm
The vehicle is being offered in two grades each in petrol and diesel.

Speaking on the occasion of its unveiling, Mr. Akio Nishimura, Chief Engineer, TMC said, “The Etios was introduced in India with a vision to offer the Indian market a quality Toyota vehicle at an affordable price. As this vehicle category has been increasingly growing, the needs of the customers have also diversified. Keeping this in mind, we at Toyota strived to understand the customer needs for a cross and came up with the Etios Cross which is a perfect combination of rugged styling, performance, functions, features and the promise of Toyota’s global standards of QDR.

Aimed towards targeting a whole new breed of audience who seek uniqueness & individuality in everything they do, we believe the Etios Cross will further strengthen & stand a testimony to Toyota's QDR in India”.

Also speaking on this occasion, Mr. Naomi Ishii, Managing Director, TKM said, “The Etios series is a perfect combination of Toyota's global standards of quality & safety. Inheriting the Corolla Altis's high standards of QDR, the Etios has come a long way ever since its introduction in India. It caters to a wider segment of the market with its array of quality vehicles in the series.

Launched in 2010, the Etios series has a strong base of over 2 lakh happy customers in India and to further enhance this customer delight the Etios Cross was envisaged as we wanted to give our customers something unique. Targeted as a youthful, rugged and practical crossover, the New Etios Cross is bound to win hearts of our customers all over again”.

The prices of the New Etios Cross will be announced in May 2014 along with the sales launch. Bookings for the New Etios Cross begin today.
 
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For a moment I thought its Etios facelift looking at Altis!Toyota shame on you,your cars have become too boring.This Altis is not even worthy of a facelift job.Plain and Jane has a new height.
 
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Great set of pics 350Z. So the new Corolla seems to be finally here. It looks pretty decent from the outside(looks like everybody is going the fluidic way), its the interiors which I feel are a bit of a let down. Even the new Honda City and the Hyundai Verna's interiors might feel a tad better than the ones on the new Corolla. It might be a different case when seen in person, but going by the pics they surely feel not upto the segment. And the worst is, they are still gonna sell this one with the 1.4Liter diesel engine. Its a little too puny for a car of its size and segment. Toyota should have taken the advantage of this newer model and plonked a bigger engine to compete with the likes of Octavia, Jetta, Cruze and Elantra and re-gain their number one spot. But think its not the case to be.

Toyota Etios Cross, well looks decent when viewed up-front, but gets absolutely lack-luster the moment you view the side and rear profile. Not going to put any sales chart on fire for sure.
 

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Excellent set of pics 350Z.

So finally the new Corolla has come to India. Handsome exteriors, improved interiors, but what about the crash test in which the car did just ok.

Now let me do some bashing (kidding):

Etios Cross: "Rugged SUV look", I am still not able to make out where to look for that appearance.

Fortuner: Toyota, I know you are making good money out it, but please have some pity on people spending more than quarter crore for your product. They deserve better safety and equipment.

Innova: No bashing here. Even we are replacing ours with another (knowing that it looks like some dentist is asking to wide open the mouth). How about considering a new gen Sienna for our markets?
 

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Nice coverage vibhor, thankyou for sharing.
Once again an opportunity lost by toyota by not upgrading their diesel engine for corolla.
It was a small engine when launched and is still even though they tweak and modify it still would say its a smaller engine for a car size corolla.
Akash i completely agree on what you said mate.+1
 
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Excellent Pictures, nicely taken, and neatly presented.

New Toyota Corolla Altis Press Release:
The petrol variant is available in both super CVT-i with 7 speed sequential shiftmatic and Paddle Shift, as well as 6 speed manual transmission.
What is this 7 speed sequential shiftmatic and paddle shift? Any details?

The Diesel variant is available in 1ND D-4D Diesel Engine with Variable Nozzle Turbo & Intercooler with 6 speed manual transmission.
Automatic available only with petrol options?
 
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Land Cruiser Prado Facelift , my first reaction was godzilla mated kingkong!:eek::eek:
Sigh, it looks much better prev generation!
 
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