The automobile is quiet, particularly in EV mode. Nonetheless, when the automobile is stationary and the engine is turned on to cost the battery, the automobile offers a slight jolt.

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So the automobile has completed 1500 km and I’m writing some likes and dislikes of the automobile. Additionally, I forgot to say earlier that the automobiles we had in our home as much as at the present time had been all owned by the corporate and got as a gratuity to my father. The automobile is presently the one automobile in our home and is generally chauffeur pushed and changed our 2010 Corolla Altis 1.8 G.


  • Area. It is a large plus over the Altis. My dad and I are tall and really comfy each time I sit within the entrance passenger seat and my dad sits behind me. My knee does not contact the dashboard of this automobile anymore.
  • Glorious vitality effectivity. We’re presently getting ~17 kmpl within the metropolis on eco mode. Final week my dad took the automobile to Mumbai and the automobile gave a mean of 19.1 kmpl when pushed by the driving force principally in sport mode.
  • Comfy seats, particularly the reclining rear seats. The seats are barely agency however are superb for lengthy distances in comparison with the Altis.
  • Glorious suspension. Absorbs bumps very nicely, particularly in our space the place the roads are messy attributable to ongoing subway development.
  • The automobile is quiet, particularly in EV mode. Nonetheless, when the automobile is stationary and the engine is turned on to cost the battery, the automobile offers a slight jolt which makes everybody within the automobile conscious that there’s an engine underneath the hood. Nonetheless, when the automobile is in movement, the passengers can’t inform if the engine is on/off, besides the driving force who does so simply as a result of slight vibrations that seep via. Nonetheless, underneath heavy acceleration, the engine is kind of audible.
  • Highly effective headlights. Actually helps mild up the highway at night time. That is nonetheless an enormous benefit over the poor halogens of the Altis.

Don’t like :

  • Low profile tires: It is a trigger for concern. There have been a couple of experiences from the BHP crew itself of individuals shedding tires to potholes.
  • Some lacking tools (360 diploma digital camera, panoramic sunroof, extra parking sensors, and so on.) which ought to have been made accessible given the price of the automobile
  • Ergonomics ought to have been higher. The reminiscence seat button is positioned method too far ahead on the door, and the window switches themselves are positioned a bit ahead. It’s not possible to open the entrance home windows from the driving force’s seat with out wanting instantly on the switches.
  • Persevering with the purpose above, the eye to element may have been higher. For instance, the reminiscence perform buttons aren’t backlit, the automated headlights are a little bit too delicate, and as Bhpian KKapidia identified, there is not any OFF button for the headlights both.
  • Head unit unhappy and confused. The person interface is simply pathetic. The sort of unit doesn’t belong to any automobile. Buttons and knobs are fine quality although.
  • Inside colours. The automobile has a mixture of white and tan upholstery which I do not assume gels nicely. As well as, the inside of the automobile will get soiled simply.
  • Boring exterior colours. Now, that is subjective, however in comparison with the Skoda Very good (which has nice colour choices, particularly shiny silver and graphite metallic), the Camry falls behind on exterior colours. The one colours I appreciated had been Burning Black and Pearl White. Moreover, the white carries an extra premium of Rs 15,000 ex-showroom. We determined to go along with White attributable to doable upkeep points with a black coloured automobile.

What’s OK/may have been higher:

  • Ice. There are 9 audio system within the automobile. Though it is an enormous improve for me over the pathetic 6-speaker system of the Altis. It may well’t compete with the Skoda Very good’s 12-speaker system although.
  • Floor clearance. Though the automobile has not scratched to date, it’s a supply of concern for the driving force and bumps must be approached with care. What’s shocking although is that the Camry by no means gave up on the stretches the place the Altis would scratch even supposing the Altis has a shorter wheelbase and better floor clearance.

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