11th Gen Toyota Corolla Becomes 8 Years Old in Pakistan
11th generation Toyota Corolla has officially become 8 years old in Pakistan. Indus Motor Company (IMC) had introduced this generation back in July 2014, so fast forward July 2022 it has officially entered its 9th year of production in the country.
Before this generation was introduced, the Altis used to be the top grade in locally assembled 9th and 10th gen Corolla models. However with the 11th generation Corolla, a new flagship variant called Grande was introduced which was in fact a top-spec version among all the available Altis variants. Initially in July 2014, only 1.8L Altis and Altis Grande variants were introduced, while lower-spec 1.3L variants including XLi and GLi were introduced a month later in August 2014.
When launched in July 2014, the 11th gen Toyota Corolla variants were priced as:
|GRANDE CVT||PKR 2,299,000/-|
|GRANDE MT||PKR 2,149,000/-|
|ALTIS 1.8 AT||PKR 2,149,000/-|
|ALTIS 1.8 MT||PKR 2,024,000/-|
Later in August 2014, the 1.3L XLi and GLi models were added to the lineup. They were priced as:
|GLI AT||PKR 1,824,000/-|
|GLI MT||PKR 1,749,000/-|
Then in November 2014, IMC added the 1.6L AT variant to the lineup which was priced at PKR 1,972,000/-
Toyota Corolla has enjoyed the status of being the highest selling sedan in Pakistan well before the local assembling started in 1993. Then in 2009 (during the reign of 10th gen Corolla), it surpassed Suzuki Mehran to become the highest selling car of the country. However things went from good to exceptional for Corolla when the 11th generation model was introduced. IMC was able to sell more than 50,000 units of 11th gen Corolla for 5 consecutive years, the feat which previously no other car and no other previous Corolla generation model has been able to achieve. The 11th gen model also helped Pakistan to become Corolla’s 4th largest market globally and the largest in Asia Pacific region.