Navana Limited, authorised distributors of Toyota vehicles in Bangladesh, launched the brand new Toyota Corolla Altis at a Meet the Press event held at The Daily Star Centre on 19th November, 2017. Saiful Islam, Senior Vice Chairman of Navana Group, Takeshi Sugimoto, General Manager of Toyota Tsusho Corporation and J.ANaser, Director of Navana Limited were present as guests and speakers during the launching ceremony. HamdurRahaman Simon, Head of Operations at Navana Limited, laid out the impressive new features accompanying the 11th generation Toyota Corolla, dubbed the Altis in the global market.
The Corolla Altis combines great features as well as traditional Toyota build quality and reliability into a neat package that is expected to do well in the Bangladeshi market. Safety features like 7 SRS airbags as well as entertainment features like the 10 inch GPS enabled touch screen combine with a new 1.6 litre Dual VVT-i 4-cylinder motor that puts out 123 HP and 114 lb-ft of torque to create a premium class sedan that Navana hopes will draw customers away from reconditioned market cars.
The larger, more dynamic sedan also comes equipped with a rough road package that raises ground clearance and adds greater strength to the vehicle's underbody, which are deemed by Toyota as vital adjustments for driving in Bangladesh. Hamdur Rahman also stressed during his presentation that Toyota takes all the necessary steps to ensure the brand's new cars sold in Bangladesh are acclimated to local road and fuel conditions so that the cars' durability stays the same despite the poor quality of these factors.
Available in six exterior colours and a variety of options, the Toyota Corolla Altis is available at Navana Limited for a price of 39.5 lakh taka.