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Gautam Gambhir And The Toyota Corolla...

18 June 2014, 05:05 PM

Gautam Gambhir is acknowledged among the most aggressive and talented sports personalities of the world. The cricketing icon has represented Indian team as an opener for more than 5 years and has scored considerable number of runs in all formats of the game. On the field, this left-hander is known for his ruthless batting style against the most ferocious bowlers in the world. In personal life though, Gautam Gambhir is composed and likes spending time with his family as well as friends. Not many people know but this cricketer is a proper auto fanatic and owns a number of cars from around the world. Among them is the iconic sedan from the Japanese auto giant – Toyota Corolla.

This model of the company is considered an ideal cricket's car and is owned by a number of sports person in India as well as abroad. The left-handed batsman uses this sedan as a daily vehicle and likes to plan long tours in it. Auto experts believe that this specific model is among the most brilliantly designed Toyota cars in India owing to its modish features and power-packed performance. Toyota Corolla has been in the domestic market since many years and has been revamped by the company several times. Gautam Gambhir owns the Altis model of this sedan, which arrives in both diesel and petrol guise. 

The petrol version of Toyota Corolla Altis is packed with a robust 1.8-litre VVTi engine, which is able to churn a power output of 138 bhp with a maximum torque of 175 Nm. This mill is mated to a standard 6-speed manual gearbox along with the option of a 7-speed CVT-i sequential automatic transmission. The petrol variant is capable of reaching 100 kmph mark from standstill in just under 11 seconds and boasts a top speed of almost 195 kmph. On the other hand, the diesel model is incorporated with a D-4D type engine with inter-cooler system. This engine is able to churn a power output of a modest 88 bhp with maximum torque of around 205 Nm. The diesel mill is only available with a 6-speed manual gearbox, which helps the car to achieve a fuel economy figure of over 21 kmpl.

Among all the Toyota cars in India, this sedan offers great value for money in a range of Rs. 12 lakh – Rs. 16 lakh. Toyota Corolla is one of the most popular celebrity cars of India and is part of the collection models of a number of famous personalities in the country. This sedan is packed with best-in-class features of an active response power steering mounted with consoles, new infotainment system, driver height adjustable seat and keyless entry. There is ample amount of headroom, legroom and shoulder space in the car and its seats provide utmost comfort to passengers on long routes. The company dealers believe that this sedan is one of the most-selling Toyota cars in India and has greatly contributed in the huge prominence of the auto maker in the national auto market.

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