Toyota has filed patents for the ‘Corolla Quest’ moniker in the Indian market. Toyota markets the Corolla Quest in the South African market and is now likely to come to India. The brand sold the Corolla Altis in the Indian market, but Toyota discontinued the Corolla Altis during the transition into the stringent BS6 standards. The car also lost its grip on sales as the Indian market saw a trend shift from premium sedan to mid-size SUVs.
Now, the Toyota Corolla Quest patents in India lead us to believe that the brand could launch the car with a new engine. According to speculation in the past, Toyota was planning to launch the Corolla with a hybrid engine in India. The brand may be planning to call the Hybrid Corolla sedan the Corolla Quest.
Toyota Corolla Quest and Corolla Altis Engine Specifications
The Toyota Corolla Quest in the South African markets comes with a 1.8-litre petrol engine. The motor produces 136 Bhp of power and 173 Nm of torque. The engine comes with the option of a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 7-step CVT automatic transmission. In the Indian market, the Corolla Altis comes with a 1.4-litre diesel engine. The engine made 87 Bhp of power and 205 Nm of torque. But this engine did not comply with the suffocating BS6 emission norms. The extra cost of input to upgrade the engine and diminishing sales also played a crucial role in the discontinuation of the Corolla Altis in India.
In Other News
Toyota has unveiled the Corolla Cross in the North American market. The TNGA-C platform underpins the Corolla Cross, which also underpins the Corolla sedan in the US. The new Corolla Cross will come with a new 2.0-litre Dynamic Force engine with an optional four-wheel-drivetrain and a plethora of features as standard. The brand announced that the Corolla Cross would come in three trims – L, LE, and XLE, but Toyota introduced only a single engine option.
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