3 ways to set out on the open road and expand your horizons (Paid Content by Toyota Altis)

Poets, filmmakers, authors and musicians alike throughout history have used the open road as an allegory for self-exploration, growth and a sense of adventure.

Maybe your road is a physical one — a literal road trip somewhere new and exciting — or maybe it’s something a little more metaphorical, such as learning a new skill, taking a risk on an adventurous hobby or even starting a family.

When heading out on a journey, it helps to have the right tools to get you there. Below are a few ways to change your life and explore a new path with a little assistance from the new Toyota Corolla Altis.

1. Map your routes

Preparation is a key predecessor for success, so it makes sense that it’s important to sit down and customize an outline of your itinerary, your goals and a few key places along the way you’ll be able to stop and assess. Ask yourself: What do I hope to accomplish with this journey or new course of exploration?

While it’s tempting to follow paths forged by others (or to let your friends or family plan the entire trip), focusing on your individual needs is a core tenet of a successful endeavor.

The Corolla Altis is a car made for you: It celebrates individuality — it’s a versatile vehicle suitable for nearly any life phase or lifestyle — and its reliability is unparalleled, so you know you’ve got a trusted companion by your side as you take any number of leaps of faith.

2. Expect the unexpected

No matter how much preparation you put into a plan, unexpected obstacles are bound to present themselves. Never fear, though; these wrong turns are often blessings in disguise, or, at the very least, valuable learning opportunities. So, embrace the unexpected with open arms and an open mind in order to follow the path toward ultimately achieving your goal.

It helps, however, to have a few rocks you can rely upon along the way. With the durability of the Corolla Altis, you can be prepared for whatever the open road throws your way. And while you’re venturing out of your comfort zone, you’ll want to rely on the familiarities you can trust. The Corolla Altis’ refined suspension system helps provide a smooth ride no matter what, and its spacious rear 60:40 split and reclining seats are built for optimal passenger comfort.  

3. Prioritize safety

Exploration is one thing, but there’s a smart, safe way to venture into the unknown without putting yourself at unnecessary risk. When setting out on an exploration, doing due diligence about the safety precautions to take can be the difference between an inconvenience and a dicey situation.   

Backup plans, careful planning and investing in the right tools to put safety first can help you steer clear of the most ominous threats you’ll encounter along the road.

Here, too, the Corolla Altis delivers: It’s ranked highly for safety, featuring 7 airbags, VSC and TRC across all variants. In fact, it received a Grand Prix ASEAN NCAP ‘Rising Star Recognition’ Award for these innovative safety features.

Just because bumps in the road are inevitable doesn’t mean they’re unconquerable. Learn more about the Corolla Altis and if it’s a fit for you.  

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