Toyota Corolla in Pakistan is likely to become more expensive from January 2021 as the company is in process of introducing a minor model change (facelift) which will feature some cosmetic enhancements.
As previewed earlier, the refreshed 2021 Toyota Corolla for Pakistan will be reminiscent to the Taiwanese Corolla Altis X model from 2017. It will get tweaked front bumper with an inverted trapezoidal air dam & a rear bumper extension with a rather overly done diffuser. The new top-spec X variant for the Corolla Altis Grande will get more goodies such as rear parking sensors and seatbelt reminders for front passengers. Interior is likely to get a few enhancements as well with an all black theme.
2021 Toyota Corolla with refreshed styling
However with this, the Toyota Corolla will get a price increase. Although the company hasn’t revealed official prices as of yet but it is expected to become pricier by around Rs 50,000. Booking of Corolla variants, which is currently available in 1.6L & 1.8L engine capacities, is closed at the moment due to the expected arrival of refreshed model, but will resume soon according to company sources.
Furthermore due to non-availability of parts, Indus Motor Company (IMC) has announced to stop production at its plant for 3 days. Plant operations will remain at a halt on Friday, Monday and Tuesday and while the company says it will try to cover up production loss by calling workers on overtime basis in future.
IMC is also in process of introducing the TNGA-based Toyota Corolla Cross towards December which will be offered as a CBU import and will reportedly be priced between PKR 7.5 to PKR 8.5 million. However the company is already carrying on trials & tests of the 12th generation TNGA-based Corolla sedan which shares much of its components with Corolla Cross. It is believed that the imminent launch of the 11th generation Corolla facelift is a move that will help IMC clear out stocks before the arrival of 12th gen model towards the latter half of 2021.
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