If we consider all recent changes, it is pretty much for sure that 2019 Toyota Altis will not feature bigger changes. The Altis is actually a rebadged version of the world’s best-selling car of all time – Corolla.
The iconic compact car is present all around the world and South East Asia is the only region where it comes with a different name. However, the Altis is pretty much the same car and it follows the evolution of the model that is present in rest of the world. This means that the current version has received a facelift recently. This update has brought many changes. The new version comes with several upgrades.
The most notable is an aesthetic improvement, but there are some changes inside the car as well. On the other side, powertrain lineup remains the same. The 2019 Altis should come in usual time, late in the next year.
2019 Toyota Altis redesign
The 2019 Toyota Altis will keep the same design as the current model. This is basically a Corolla from 2013, although we saw a facelift last year. This update has brought various changes, but the core of the car remains the same. It rides on the same platform, features same engines etc. However, we saw some nice visual updates for this occasion. Most of them are, naturally, at the front end. In this area, you can see new headlights design, revisited grille, and several other tweaks.
Other parts of the car also receive some nice changes. When it comes to the interior design, we didn’t see some more important changes on the dashboard and similar things. However, there are some updates in terms of standard features.
2019 Toyota Altis features
The 2019 Toyota Altis basically comes in two trim levels, although there are some optional packages, as well as some standalone optional features. The base model can’t match with Corollas from other parts of the world but still comes with some nice list of standard equipment. It comes with power steering, 6-speaker audio system, USB, automatic climate control, electric door locks etc. The higher V trim adds some nice standard features. There are things like front and rear parking sensors, push-button start, keyless entry, steering wheel-mounted controls etc. With bigger 2.0-liter engine, this trim also includes standard features like cruise control, leather upholstery, power-adjustable seats, bigger 17-inch wheels etc.
2019 Toyota Altis engines
The 2019 Toyota Altis will come with a choice between two gasoline engines. Those units aren’t available for the U.S. market. Base models will come with a familiar 1.6-liter unit. This engine delivers around 120 horsepower and 115 pound-feet of torque and comes with a CVT transmission. This amount of power definitely won’t give you some amazing performances, but it is more than enough for an everyday ride.
On the other side, a bigger 2.0-liter engine will give you slightly better driving experience. This unit is good for about 145 horses, while a max torque goes around 140 lb-ft. This engine also comes with a continuously variable transmission. Both engines come with a fuel capacity of 55 liters.
2019 Toyota Altis release date and price
Since there will no changes, the 2019 Toyota Altis will come in usual time, late in the next year. The price will also remain the same, which means around 17.000 dollars for base models. Also, it is important to mention that the next generation of Corolla should come soon. This redesign will include Altis as well, so expect changes on it too. Also, this could mean that the 2019 Altis will be the last year model of the current generation.