Toyota Corolla Gli 2017 model is 11th generation car. Gli new shape was introduced in 2014. The car is front engine and front wheel drive. This Gli new model is so much popular in Pakistan, and about 37% people own it. Toyota has also introduced some other models too, but this Gli is a perfect one for business mans, for family use and for travelers it includes three engines, four transmission options and for trims levels which make this car accessible by a huge range of people.
The new 2017 model of Toyota Corolla is in 4 variants these are Toyota Corolla XLi, Toyota Corolla Gli, Toyota Corolla Altis and Toyota Corolla Altis Grande. These new shapes are on going to from 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 for purchase and there is the difference of prices in variants.
Toyota Corolla has changed its shape after a long period of 6 years. It looks like Toyota has worked hard on this shape, design is stylish, upshift headlights with up crime finishing. This new shape Toyota is in bigger than older one model in length through which somehow on jumps it feels bumpy and may cause damage to the front of the car. But moralless the new shape has its class and look awesome if it is Altis Grande or Normal Xli.
In my review, I will give marks 7.4 out of 10 for its exterior design. The design of dashboard is maintained to give more space. But somehow, in my opinion, the quality of plastic specially on lower beds has not be preferred for the upmarket luxury car which doesn’t feel so attractive. Toyota has to notice that and work on the interior of the car.
If you compare it with other imported variants Altis touch screen looks modern, and lots of things can be controlled through it like navigation system, music, Bluetooth, and videos, etc. There is a point in getting you know that this all process needs your attention to do it which is dangerous while driving. While in Toyota Grande the volume controller is fitted on steering. Overall the interface is not much good. Resolution wise it looks old, am not asking for an iPad on all Altis but I will say this price the makers has to install a better generation stereo. Back seater can sit easily and can move his legs comfortably in this car. I will 6.8 marks out of 10 for its interior, and in a case of Grande, I will give 7.2 marks out of 10. The fuel economy of Altis is much better than older models of Altis. The grip of the car on the road is not so cool its just normal, suspension of this car is just like older models of Toyota, not much improvement noticed. The acceleration of the car is good this is because of 1800 2 ZR FE 140 BHP engine, so the car has some speed thing. The thing I noticed that on a speed of 110 or 120 Grande starts wobbling which irritates a lot of highways. I will give seven marks out of 10 to its performance and six marks out of 10 for its handling because its not much improved its same like previous models.
The Altis Grande is improved from its previous model but friends visually the difference in Altis and simple GLi is not much. In look, the difference is not much in Altis or Altis Grande there is only a main difference of sunroof. There’s stands a question that Toyota company where want to base Altis and Altis Grande in the market segment. In my view this confusion may be dangerous for Toyota because in this price range there are lots of other imported cars are also available including Hybrids. The popularity of corolla may be in dangerous, and I will give seven marks out of 10 overall to Altis.