Toyota South Africa has upgraded the popular Corolla sedan which now includes more standard kit. All models in the range now feature Daytime Running Lights (DRLs) as standard. The mid-spec, 1.6 Sprinter has been beefed up with anthracite alloy wheels, boot lid spoiler and a unique Sprinter colour pallete and trim. The model also features a multi-media touch screen display with reverse monitor and guidelines.
All Toyota Corolla models, including the entry-level Esteem, now feature Bluetooth functionality with mounted switches on the steering wheel.
Standard FeaturesStandard features across the Corolla range include:
- Remote central locking for all models with keyless Smart Entry on Exclusive models
- Power mirrors and windows (front and rear)
- Follow-Me-Home Light Control System and DRLs
- Ambient temperature indicator
- On-board computer (TFT Multi-information display screen on Exclusive)
- 60/40 Split rear seats
- Airconditioning (Esteem and Prestige)
- Automatic Climate Control (Sprinter and Exclusive)
- Leather upholstery on all models apart from the Esteem variants
- Touch-screen display audio incorporates AM/FM radio, a CD/DVD/MP3 player, Bluetooth mobile phone connectivity with a music streaming facility, and a USB port for the connection of portable music players, with the facility to display iPod album cover art. A Back Guide Monitor is fitted as standard (Prestige, Exclusive and now Sprinter)
- Esteem models are equipped with a standard audio system, aux inport and USB port
- Bluetooth hands-free system with steering controls on all models
- Electrochromatic mirror (Exclusive)
- Rain sensing wipers (Exclusive)
- Cruise Control (Exclusive)
Corolla Engine ChoiceBuyers have the choice between one diesel and three petrol engines. The diesel option includes a 1.4-litre D-4D turbodiesel engine while the petrol options include a 1.3, 1.6 and a new 1.8-litre engine. All engines are mated to a 6-speed manual transmission while 1.6 and 1.8 petrol derivatives can be fitted with Toyota's Multidrive S CVT automatic transmission as an option.
Toyota Corolla Price in South Africa1.3 Esteem - R230 500
1.3 Prestige - R248 400
1.4D Esteem - R259 900
1.4D Prestige - R271 600
1.6 Esteem - R242 200
1.6 Prestige - R257 900
1.6 Sprinter - R267 500
1.6 Prestige CVT - R269 600
1.8 Prestige - R268 600
1.8 Exclusive - R290 800
1.8 Exclusive CVT - R302 500
Prices include a 3-year/100 000 km warranty, 5-year/ 90 000 km service plan with service intervals set at 15 000 km (including the 1.4 D). The new models are also supported by the ToyotaCare Roadside Assistance Programme which entitles customers to 24-hour roadside assistance.