Test drove Corolla Altis Grande Manual and CVT and the Corolla GLi MT.
Altis is simply a breeze to drive, I found it better in terms of driveability in many areas. A wonderful car. Handling I felt a bit squeezy (sort of) at times but that I think is due to the 195/65/R15 Phirkees installed on such a big car. It should have 215/50/R17 or 205/60/R16 AT THE LEAST.
Gli on the other hand feels a bit weaker but I drve it after the 6 speed manual Altis so probably thats the reason. But I assure you guys its not underpowered at all. Its no racing car either but for a family car, it has a decent amount of acceleration. I cruised 130-140 easily on a wide open road. (@ahmadbila sir wo aap wali runway :D)
Overall, I didn't have much time for an in depth review, but the car is nice. I am definitely gonna buy one inshALLAH...