The biggest name in Bangladesh’s automobile market is back with another impressive machine. Toyota’s brand value is unmatched by any. Every vehicle the company has introduced been a massive hit, conquering Dhaka’s challenging roads and abysmal traffic. So, when Toyota announced an all-new hybrid vehicle, enthusiasts across the country were waiting to be blown away. Toyota Corolla is perhaps one of the well-recognised nameplates in Bangladesh. In its five-decade history, a dedicated hybrid version was missing. The Corolla ALTIS Hybrid promises to be the most sophisticated hybrid vehicle to take the streets of this country.

At first glance, the vehicle appears elegant and sophisticated. The Bi-Beam LED lights with blue accent and the lower side vent with silver accent give the car a unique impression of modern panache. The fog lamp is also located at the bottom with multiple advanced sensors with innovative safety features. At the bottom, the huge black grille which gives a very sporty vibe to the vehicle. The side view mirror has been repositioned in the Corolla ALTIS Hybrid to ensure there are fewer blind spots.

Interestingly, the Front Cowl and Beltline has been lowered to allow driver/passenger to see objects closer to the car more clearly, which paves the way for a wide forward design.

A peek inside the vehicle reveals the futuristic dashboard which is equipped with advanced features like the 7″ Multi-Information Display, 8″ Touchscreen with 6 Speakers and modern Android Auto with vehicle customisation menu. The heads up display is placed at a convenient position which shows vehicle speed, shift and other crucial pieces of information.

Perhaps, the most impressive segment of the vehicle is the power it packs. The 1.8L Hybrid Engine is identical to the ones used in Prius, C-HR, Voxy and Noah. It is one of the most efficient sedans in the world with best in class MPL. The new NiMH battery ensures a 34% increase in durability and a 60% improvement in charging.

Dhaka is infamous for its unsafe roads. It has one of the highest casualty rates from road accidents. The Toyota Corolla ALTIS Hybrid brings state-of-the-art safety in sedan class which ensures the safety of every passenger with 7 SRS airbags. Both the front and the rear wheel are equipped with skid control, so you will not have to worry about slippery roads of Dhaka in the monsoon. Toyota has notched up the safety standard of the ALTIS by adding features like Anti Lock Breaking System, Brake Assist, Electronic Brakeforce Distribution and Traction Control.

The Toyota Corolla ALTIS is exclusively brought to Bangladesh by Navana Limited (Toyota vehicle). For more than five decades, the company has been the authorised distributor of the brand in Bangladesh in partnership with Toyota Motor Corporation. Navana Limited caters to the premium client group with quality and reliability as the top priority. Every Toyota automobile imported by the company is brand new and has zero mileage on the vehicle. So, if you are in the market looking for the most sophisticated hybrid vehicle compatible for the streets of Bangladesh, Navana Limited is your only destination.

Asif Siddique Tarafdar is the Staff Writer of Ice Today& Ice Business Times. He has completed BSS in Economics from BRAC University and vocal about disability rights and inclusion. Currently, studying MDS at Jahangirnagar University he is also a former Flight Cadet of the Bangladesh Air Force.