Toyota has bolstered the standard specification for its Corolla hatchback in South Africa. Take a look at what’s been added and what you can expect to pay!
Toyota updated its Corolla Hatchback earlier this year which saw features such a wireless charging, Toyota’s Safety Sense system and new bi-tone colour options being offered to local buyers. Now, Toyota rolled out another update which is bound to strengthen the Corolla’s purchasing proposition.
What’s been updated?
Toyota has introduced Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to Corolla Hatch range!
One of our criticisms of the Corolla hatchback was its limited in-car connectivity but we are happy to report that Toyota has finally brought its new-generation infotainment system into the Corolla hatch which now offers Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capability!
Toyota has also taken the opportunity to expand on its Safety Sense System offering in the range-topping Xr derivative which in addition to the pre-crash system, blind-spot monitor, lane trace assist and all-speed cruise control, the system now also includes rear-cross traffic alert.
The Corolla Xr is also equipped with new 18-inch alloy wheels (a space saver spare wheel is fitted) while the Corolla Xs derivative retains its 16-inch alloy wheels but a full-size spare wheel is fitted.
From a stylistic point of view, Toyota has once again added further colour options including monotone options such as Graphite Grey and Caribbean Blue while a new Fierce Red replaces the previous Scarlet metallic colour choice. Buyers also have the choice of 4 bi-tone colour options including Satin Silver, Fierce Red, Caribbean Blue and newly added Platinum White Pearl – all combined with a black-metallic roof.
Key standard features for the Corolla Xs derivative includes LED headlights with LED daytime running lights, dual-zone climate control air conditioning, keyless access, cruise control, electronic and heated exterior mirrors, a reverse camera, one-touch electric windows and speed-sensitive door locking.
The Corolla Xr builds on the above standard specification by adding the aforementioned Safety Sense System as well as nice-to-have features such as leather/Alcantara combination upholstery, electronic lumbar support and heated front seats.
A total of 7 airbags are standard, as well as ABS with EBD, brake assist, electronic stability control. An electronic parking brake with hill-assist is also standard.
As for performance, the Corolla hatchback is powered by the familiar 1.2-litre turbopetrol engine with 85 kW and 185 Nm of torque on offer and can be had with either a 6-speed manual or CVT.
Toyota Corolla Hatch - Price in South Africa
Corolla 1.2T Xs - R369 100
Corolla 1.2T Xs Bi-Tone - R379 800
Corolla 1.2T Xs CVT - R380 600
Corolla 1.2T Xs CVT Bi-Tone - R391,300
Corolla 1.2T XR CVT - R425 200
Corolla 1.2T XR CVT Bi-Tone - R435 900
The Corolla hatchback is sold with a 3-year/100 000 km warranty and a 6-services/90 000km service plan.