Indus Motors launches Toyota Corolla XLi Automatic variant in Pakistan
Pakistani automaker Toyota Indus Company launches Toyota Corolla XLi with 4-speed automatic Transmission and Eco-meter. It will be the first XLi that is going to feature an automatic gearbox.
Other than the automatic transmission and ECO meter, the XLi A/T will come with the following features:
• Dual SRS Airbags
• LED Clearance Lamps
• Side-View Mirror with Turn Signals
According to our sources Indus Motors have import CKD of automatic transmission and install in their currently available model 178B of XLi version with minor changes.
It is expected now that they will launch this car with a price tag of over 2.5 million rupees, making it out of reach for many customers as Honda Aspire Automatic 1.5L variant has a lower price. With the new XLi, now Toyota is having all models available in manual and AT variant. It is worth noting that Toyota Indus has already an automatic variant for its Corolla GLi, a car with a minute difference compared to XLi.
CEO IMC Ali Asghar Jamali said “Corolla is the most loved automobile brand made in Pakistan and we are thankful to the overwhelming appreciation and response of our customers. Toyota has always strived to provide products that satisfy customers and compete in the market. After continuous demand requests and to capitalize on our 1.3L segment, IMC is pleased to announce the introduction of 1.3L XLi Automatic.”
Initially the variant will be available in two” colors i.e. White and Attitude Black and the Moreover, vehicle performance, safety features, braking system, interior, exterior, infotainment system will create a good driving experience for the customers.
The booking is already open from 6th August 2018 on first come first serve basis. We will be featuring the launch and will come up with full specifications of the car and its review, so stay tuned and do tell us your views about Toyota’s move in the comments section.
Earlier, there were rumors that Toyota IMC might discontinue the production of Corolla XLi and GLi. Recently, Honda has also announced that they are not planning to launch a 1200cc hatchback Honda Brio.
by Aqsa Mirza
Muhammed Hanif Memon
Founder and Editor in Chief of Monthly Automark Magazine since 2006. Magazine published from Karachi Pakistan covers Automotive industry of Pakistan, car, motorcycle and tractor news. Magazine distributed in Karachi, Lahore, Hyderabad, Multan, Islamabad, Gujranwala, Faisalabad.