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This year, the Toyota Corolla celebrated its 50th anniversary. Since it was first launched, Toyota's compact car has earned and kept its reputation as a reliable and sturdy ride that has evolved with the changing times. And now, Toyota Motor Philippines has just revealed the 2017 iteration of the Corolla Altis. Like its predecessors, this version features a makeover that keeps up with current trends.

From the get-go, you can see that Toyota has made an effort to deviate from the Corolla's traditional everyman appearance in favor of a sportier look. It has a bolder apperance that emphasizes its width, plus a smoother finish that includes new front and rear fascias. The lights are upgraded, too, thanks to new headlamps plus daytime running lights. Completing the package are redesigned wheels and a new Flaxen color in the interior. 

Under the hood is the same in-line four-cylinder, 16-valve DOHC with Dual VVT-I engine from the previous model. As an added plus for the safety-conscious, the new Corolla Altis features cruise control, vehicle stability control, and seven airbags in the front, sides, curtain shield, and by the driver's knee. 

The new Corolla Altis can be had in seven colors: Super White, Silver Metallic, Gray Metallic, Attitude Black, Red Mica Metallic, and the new shade of Phantom Brown Metallic. For an extra P15,000, customers can opt for a White Pearl paint job. 

There will be five variants available for the 2017 Corolla Altis:

1.6 E M/T - 894,000

1.6 G M/T - 934,000

1.6 G A/T - 990,000

1.6 V A/T - 1,074,000

2.0 V A/T - 1,318,000

The new Corolla Altis will be available in all Toyota dealerships starting December 14, 2016. Who's placing an order?

Jason Tulio
Online Staff Writer
Like most guys, Jason inherited his love for cars from watching his dad talk about and tinker with them while he was growing up. Since then, he has leveled up into the roles of motoring journalist/wannabe mechanic/concerned motorist.
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