GenNext Corolla Altis vs Hyundai Elantra: Clash of titans

Apr 29 2014, 18:57 IST
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Here is a quick comparison between Corolla Altis and Hyundai Elantra. Reuters Here is a quick comparison between Corolla Altis and Hyundai Elantra. Reuters
SummaryHere is a quick comparison between Corolla Altis and Hyundai Elantra.

Toyota Corolla, the bestselling car in the world still has millions of admirers. The next generation Corolla Altis was recently unveiled at Indian Auto Expo 2014 and since then it has been hogging the limelight. Toyota Corolla is a D-segment premium sedan and will face rivals like Hyundai Elantra, Renault Fluence and Skoda Octavia in the segment. In terms of market sales, it will have to compete with the likes of Korean heartthrob Hyundai Elantra. Here is a quick comparison:

The Exteriors

The new Corolla Altis showcased at the Auto Expo is based on Furia concept and sports trapezoidal grille with swept back headlamps and the large air dam at the front. While at the rear, the sedan shows off angular styled tail lights, black exhaust outlet and a sleek rear spoiler for the sporty look. High end variants will feature LED headlamps, LED clearance lamps and a set of 16-inch alloy wheels while the base variants will be fitted with elegant wheel covers. The all new Corolla will be the eleventh generation model and has been completely revamped with almost zero resemblance to the obsolete model.

Hyundai Elantra is the first car to feature Hyundais fluidic design philosophy which can be seen in the sleek body line which arrests anyone at the very first glance. The front profile of the car has a smart radiator grille with chrome inserts and angular headlamp cluster which gives a regal appearance to the car. The smooth side profile pose a coupe like stance and consists of body colored door handles and ORVMs with integrated side indicators while the rear tail lamps are immaculately crafted. The exteriors of Hyundai Elantra when compared to the next generation Corolla Altis, still gets an upper edge.

The Interiors

Coming to the interiors of new Corolla, the cabin is double toned in piano-black color scheme which seems to be a perfect combination to please the eyes. The dashboard is elegantly fashioned which enriches the overall interior looks of the car. On the same dash, a 7-inch touchscreen panel is offered with voice command capability and an advance stereo system with USB & Bluetooth ports to keep the passengers harmonized with music. Corolla comes equipped with comfort features like rear reading lamps, paddle shifters, rear power socket, rear camera and the mirror link. The top end variants are offered with heated seats and for rear passengers, reclining seats are offered for utmost comfort.

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