The TD car I drove was a "Silver Mica Metallic" one and also the top end version. First look at the car and it whispers (scream would be so inappropriate here) *simplicity*. If you look at a Chevrolet Cruze on the road, it will make you go *wow*.
The Altis on the other hand, doesn't make you feel weak in the knees or make you skip a heartbeat, quite far from it actually. Its design is simple and understated. And for years now, Toyota have realized that simple, clean looks sell, not just in India but worldwide. So I am not surprised with their mantra "why mess with it when nothings broken"?
The front end of the car is highlighted by that huge Toyota emblem that surely is something you will not miss to notice. From a distance you could easily mistake it to its elder sibling, the Camry and IMO this was intentional to give it that subtle yet familiar upmarket look. Toyota decided to keep the bling grill from the Camry out and instead opted for a simple looking grill on the Altis.
The headlamp design however looks modern and is surely eye catching. The headlamps run on HIDs and the top end variant also comes equipped with "auto headlamp leveling". Yes, based on the load, the headlamp beam will automatically adjust itself without any driver intervention (top end variant only). Turn indicators in ORVMs is standard across all models.
The simple looking and familiar rear stance of the car. Front and rear fog lamps only on the top end variant.
LED tail lamps add a nice touch to an otherwise bland looking rear.
I personally loved the profile look of the car. Looks proportional.
195/65/15 inch Bridgestone Turanza ER300 tubeless tyres standard on the car. Only the base variant has steel rims, the other two variants get alloys.
Overall Length x Width x Height : 4540 mm x 1760 mm x 1480 mm
Wheelbase : 2600 mm
Min. Ground Clearance : 175 mm
Max. Kerb Weight/Gross Vehicle Weight : 1245 kg - 1270 kg / 1665 kg - 1670 kg