The news of a face lifted Corolla Altis has been in the news for some months now.  There has even been speculation that the car will come with 1.6 litre version with a lower price to take on the likes of the Honda City which is one segment below the Corolla.  That news was later negated but one now hears that the existing 1.8 litre engine will be slightly tuned for marginally higher power and better fuel efficiency and will come with a seven speed CVT transmission.  There will be no changes to the diesel engine.  The front of the Corolla is where there will be some design changes much in the Toyota tradition where it will be difficult to tell the new from the old.