Toyota South Africa has updated the Corolla Hatch for 2020, adding a few modern features and updating some of the safety spec.
In a bid to try and up the sales of the Corolla Hatch (sales have not met expectations) Toyota South Africa has installed a few updates for the Auris replacement.
For starters, the whole range now benefits from wireless charging. The speed of the wireless charger is not mentioned but we suspect it to be the same as the 1.5mA USB charger. There is no mention of Apple Carplay or Android Auto being added, but we have it on good authority that the rollout to Corolla Hatch will happen during 2020.
The top-of-the-range Xr model receives the Toyota Safety Sense system, which is being rolled out across most premium Toyota models. It comprises a pre-crash system, blind-spot monitor, lane trace assist and all-speed cruise control. The Xr model also gets automatic high-beam assist.
The colour variety has been extended with Bi-tone colour options added to the colour palette in the form of Pearl White, Satin Silver, Emotional Red and Caribbean Blue – all paired with a black roof, while Pearl White and Caribbean blue have been deleted in mono-tone configuration.
The engine remains the same (1.2 turbopetrol with 82 kW and 185 Nm) as does the 6-speed manual and CVT gearbox choices.
As for after-sales support, the Corolla Hatch is sold with a 6-services/90 000 km service plan (service intervals at 12-months or 15 000 km) and a 3-year/100 000 km warranty. It also comes with Toyota Connect telematics service and in-car Wi-Fi connectivity with a complimentary once-off 15Gb.
Price in SA
Corolla Hatch 1.2T Xs – R 361 900
Corolla Hatch 1.2T Xs Bi-T – R 372 400
Corolla Hatch 1.2T Xs CVT – R 373 100
Corolla Hatch 1.2T Xs CVT Bi-T – R 383 600
Corolla Hatch 1.2T Xr CVT – R 412 600
Corolla Hatch 1.2T Xr CVT Bi-T – R 423 100