Toyota Corolla gets a spec upgrade

By IOL Motoring Staff Time of article published Jul 9, 2015

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Johannesburg - Toyota is adding value to its Corolla range with some new standard features.

The entry-level Esteem versions now feature Bluetooth connectivity as standard, along with steering-wheel mounted controls, while daytime running lights are now standard across the range too.

Moving further up the range, the Sprinter version gains Toyota's Display Audio touch-screen entertainment system, which is already fitted to Prestige and Exclusive models. The system also has a built-in reverse camera.

Nothing changes in terms of styling or mechanicals, with engine options comprising three normally aspirated petrol options, in the form of a 73kW 1.3, 90kW 1.6 and 103kW 1.8, and there a 1.4-litre turbodiesel eco-warrior delivering 66kW and 205Nm.

According to Toyota, the spec additions far outweigh the modest price increases, which - let's face it, are unavoidable given what the rand's doing these days. Depending on the model, the increases range from 0.5 percent to 1.3 percent. A five-year/90 000 km service plan remains part of the deal.


1.3 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

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