A new Toyota Corolla sedan has arrived in South Africa! Take a look at specification and pricing below…
The Toyota Corolla is a household name in South Africa and it has proven to be hugely popular on local soil over the years. Toyota has now introduced a new 12-generation Corolla in South Africa.
The success of the Corolla is set to continue in South Africa with the introduction of this latest model.
Built on Toyota’s New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform, the new Corolla is claimed to offer improved driving dynamics and ride comfort while also offering a host of driver-assistance features and the new infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality. Ride comfort and handling has been improved with a new double-wishbone rear suspension.
The new Toyota Corolla is offered in 2 trim grades including the mid-spec Corolla XS and the range-topping Corolla XR.
The XS trim grade includes features such as LED headlights, push-start, cruise control, automatic climate control, a reverse camera, multi-information display, steering wheel controls with voice control and the aforementioned Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality. In terms of safety, a total of 7 airbags are fitted as well as an electronic parking brake, Hill Assist Control and Vehicle Stability Control.
The top-spec Corolla XR gains features such as Bi-LED headlights with automatic high-beam, smart entry, two-tone 18-inch alloy wheels, electro-chromatic rear-view mirror, combination leather upholstery, paddle shifters (CVT only) and Toyota’s Safety Sense System which includes Pre-Crash activation, Blind Spot Monitor, Adaptive All-Speed Cruise Control and Lane Departure Alert.
The Corolla XS is powered by a 104 kW / 171 Nm 1.8-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine which is mated with a CVT, while the XR derivative is fitted with a new 2.0-litre petrol engine which offers 125 kW and 200 Nm, some 22 kW and 27 Nm more than its predecessor. This engine can be had with a 6-speed manual transmission or a 10-step CVT. The CVT variants carry a fuel consumption claim of 6.0 L/100km while the manual Corolla claims 6.5 L/100km.
Toyota Corolla - Price in South Africa
Corolla 1.8 XS CVT - R380 200
Corolla 2.0 XR manual - R420 500
Corolla 2.0 XR CVT - R433 700
The new Toyota Corolla is sold with a 3-year/100 000 km warranty and a 6-service/90 000 km service plan.