New model, new price: Indus Motor unveils Corolla Altis

By PPI
Published: May 25, 2011

The new Altis boasts a very elegant and sleek look with its redesigned fascia which includes dynamic front grill along with sleek head lamps and crystal tail lamps. PHOTO: toyota-indus.com

KARACHI: 

Indus Motor Company (IMC) unveiled the new 2011 Corolla Altis and GLi automatic variants on Tuesday.

Toyota Corolla Altis has been introduced with an eco-meter for the first time in the country that allows a driver to monitor fuel economy, according to a statement issued by the second largest car maker in the country.

The new price of Altis manual and Altis manual with sunroof will be Rs1,719,000 and Rs1,809,000, while Altis automatic and Altis automatic with sunroof will cost Rs1,809,000 and Rs1,899,000, respectively.

The car is equipped with a new six-speed manual transmission while automatic variants are equipped with a four-speed automatic transmission The new Altis includes redesigned front grill along with sleek head lamps and crystal tail lamps.

IMC also introduced an automatic GLi variant, priced at Rs1,679,000, keeping in view the long-standing demand from customers, the statement said.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 25th, 2011.


Reader Comments (18)

  • Bangash
    May 24, 2011 - 8:44PM

    I remember 15 years ago when I was still in F.A in Peshawar, the newest Corolla and Civic would cost Rs 7 lakh. Now they are at Rs 16 lakh. Economics was considered a trivial subject, thus part of F.A. in education system, and seems to be considered nonsense by policy makers as well. That is wrong attitude as you need much more than just doctors, engineers and military to build a great country.Recommend

  • Yggr
    May 24, 2011 - 8:45PM

    Seriously 1.7m for a Gli, I find it difficult to convince that any “sane” person should go for it.Recommend

  • wahab
    May 24, 2011 - 10:29PM

    hope to see something for new companies in the coming budget.. we need competition in Pak.. Honda and Corolla are becoming too much… There profits are always rising..even in these tough conditionsRecommend

  • May 24, 2011 - 10:40PM

    The value of dollar have increased by around a third and similar increases have come in utility bills (electricity and gas) and fuel. And then add to that ever increasing sales taxes. All of this was bound to be reflected in the price of the car.Recommend

  • Fahad Raza
    May 24, 2011 - 11:22PM

    Actually what ever they do at Toyota they can’t give beautiful design to Corolla. Its Not as good as honda look wise. Recommend

  • Dr Khan
    May 25, 2011 - 2:15AM

    Honda all the way!Recommend

  • May 25, 2011 - 9:14AM

    Nice Car but price is to high..Recommend

  • 10th
    May 25, 2011 - 9:53AM

    Please stop publishing such stories. All they do is promote these overpriced, rubbish cars. Just look at the price of that automatic GLi.. Insane.Recommend

  • Ali Kharal
    May 25, 2011 - 11:09AM

    i am using toyota xli since 2009. I think the price of new Gli automatic is too much. Non sens people will purchase this new model.Recommend

  • Khan
    May 25, 2011 - 11:40AM

    If Pakistan designs and manufactures its own quality car (there are so many automotive pakistani engineers working abroad and want to come back), I would be the first one to buy and maintain it, doesnt matter how much it costs!Recommend

  • Rafas Maza Hahs
    May 25, 2011 - 12:12PM

    What is the point in getting a car for 1.6m when u still have to roll windows cuz for powered windows you have to pay more..The automobile industry in pakistan is the most exploitive and pampered industry.They dont produce the cars locally but continue to enjoy the subsidies..Not to mention,the same car costs much lesser in India malaysia and Indonesia..Recommend

  • May 25, 2011 - 1:04PM

    @Ali Kharal:
    Unfortunately, we all are nonsense. Monopoly of two brands in Pakistan make us fool. Recommend

  • May 25, 2011 - 1:08PM

    F**K these all assemblers. If they could have set up manufacturing facilities here in Pakistan, it would have cost not more than 1 million. Our policymakers get share of their profits, they don’t bother to pursue them to establish manufacturing facility here. Recommend

  • qaisera
    May 25, 2011 - 1:13PM

    price must be controlled Recommend

  • muneeb khan
    May 25, 2011 - 9:23PM

    nice lights but a copy of bmw.. dnt cheat themRecommend

  • Kazim SR
    May 26, 2011 - 1:52AM

    Insane, absurd and extremely alarming!!! the demand for over-priced luxury goods reflect the intensity of income disparity with in the economy. Government and policy makers should tax these monopolists rather than the lower segment of the income group.

    But hang-on its the government and the elites of private and state-run enterprises who are actually ripping people off for their good. Recommend

  • Saqib
    May 27, 2011 - 4:29AM

    its time to buy a rickshawRecommend

  • asim ali
    Jun 1, 2011 - 4:11PM

    I have compared the price with international market,,,its fine,,coz in japan altis is worth 15000$,,so its nearly acceptable here in pak for a brand new vehical,,but the problem comes with our national psychology,,we people are not safety concious,,,therefore we accept a brand like xli ,,,which is not installed with ABS brakes,,no airbags,,,in outside world every vehical has to pass bare minimum safety standards,,,we people in pak either dont care about safety or get
    blackmailed with few brands like suzuki mehran,,,can some one tell what they have furnished in mehran,,,and they are costing half a million ruppees,,so as a nation we have to rethink about it,,,i really appreciate the corolla manufacturers,,,atleast the have introduced some thing good,,,like ALTIS,,,dual vvti engine,,,good safety features,,,feul economy,,ABS,,,sunroof,,,so in nutshell we people can enjoy a good car out there on road,,,,as far as price is concerned,,,our policy makers should be F**ked why they took dollar value from 60 to 86 ruppees,,
    thanx for patient readingRecommend

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