Toyota has developed another special version of its popular compact four-door Corolla. The performance was named Nurburgring Edition and is intended specifically for the Thai market, where this model is called Altis.
The release of the new modification of the Japanese sedan is timed to coincide with the victory of the Toyota Gazoo Racing Team Thailand in the 24 Hours of Nurburgring circuit races of the 2021 season (Super Production 3 class).
Despite the loud name, Altis hasn’t received major changes compared to the standard model. The car differs from a regular sedan only in the styling package, as well as minor modifications to the chassis.
A special version of the four-door for the Thai market includes an original aero kit (bumpers and side skirts), a spoiler on the trunk lid, nameplates on the front fenders, as well as special springs with increased stiffness, which should improve the car’s handling.
In addition, Toyota claims that they have supplemented the equipment of the Altis in the Nurburgring Edition with a package called the accelerator control box. He, as conceived by its developers, is able to reduce the response of the engine to pressing the gas pedal without interfering with the aggregate side of the machine.
From an aggregate point of view, the new version of the Toyota Altis is no different from a simple sedan. The car will be equipped with a 1.8-liter petrol 138-horsepower engine or a hybrid based on the same engine, paired with an electric unit and a CVT.