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Toyota PH quietly previews updates for the Corolla Altis

The car now gets digital instrument cluster, 360° camera, and more

The ever-reliable Corolla Altis gets some much-needed tech upgrades. PHOTO BY SAM SURLA

While the spotlight is on the newly launched Yaris Cross, Toyota Motor Philippines did not forget about one of its mainstay hybrid models, the Corolla Altis.

Previewed at the ongoing “Go Electrified with Toyota” event in GR-S HEV guise, the only visible exterior changes come courtesy of new multi-spoke 17-inch wheels.

The exterior changes are minimal, like the new wheels and the added cameras. PHOTOS BY SAM SURLA

The interior receives a more comprehensive update with a new 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a new nine-inch infotainment with USB-C and USB-A ports, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, a 360° camera, a wireless charging pad, and dual-zone automatic climate control.

These tech updates help the Corolla Altis soldier on in 2023. PHOTOS BY SAM SURLA

Everything else remains the same, down to the 1.8-liter engine and the hybrid drivetrain (which still uses a Ni-MH battery pack unlike the Yaris Cross), and the GR-S styling on the inside and the outside.

For reference, the current Corolla Altis GR-S HEV goes for P1.665 million, so expect a slight adjustment once TMP formally launches the update.

Sam Surla

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