The new Toyota Corolla hatchback launches in South Africa this week. Take a look at specification and pricing details below!
The eagerly-anticipated new Toyota Corolla Hatch(back) is here! With its eye-catching styling and sophisticated packaging, this important C-segment contender now has a distinctly different personality to its sedan sibling. Here's what you can expect from the new range:
The new Corolla Hatch is built on Toyota’s New Global Architecture platform, which also underpins the Prius hybrid and C-HR compact family car. So, apart from having a lower centre of gravity, a new multi-link rear suspension, 60% stiffer body and improved weight balance, the new Corolla is 40 mm longer, 30 mm wider (therefore generally more spacious) and 25 mm lower than its predecessor.
The standard 6-speed manual ‘box is said to feature rev-matching technology, while the automatic option will be a new Direct Shift continuously variable transmission that offers a 10-speed sequential shift mode, a mechanical launch gear and 3 driving modes: Eco, Normal and Sport.
In terms of trim, there will be 3 derivatives, with one engine across the range. It's a 1.2-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder motor producing 85 kW and 185 Nm. Power goes to the front wheels via the option of either a manual gearbox or CVT. There will be 2 levels of trim: XS and XR. All models offer a specification level including LED headlamps and DRLs, smart entry, sports seats, dual-zone climate control and Vehicle Stability Control (with hill-assist function).
We are driving the Toyota Corolla on local soil this week, so look out for our launch review soon.
2019 Toyota Corolla Price in South Africa (February 2019)
Corolla Hatch 1.2T XS R336 800
Corolla Hatch 1.2T XS CVT R347 400
Corolla Hatch 1.2T XR CVT R367 100