Toyota has updated its Corolla hatch with the addition of new safety and convenience features and cool new colourways providing owners with an improved driving experience.
Priced from $23,3354 for the entry-level Ascent Sport petrol manual variant, the Corolla hatch gains a number of improvements including the latest multimedia system with Apple CarPlay®1 and Android Auto™2 compatibility standard across the range.
Toyota Vice President Sales and Marketing Sean Hanley said the upgrades to the Corolla hatch provided customers with an improved ownership experience and was part of Toyota's goal of offering customers the very latest advanced technology.
"When Toyota launched the all-new Corolla hatch last year, our customers appreciated the high level of safety and features in the car but technology is always evolving and Toyota is keen to offer customers more options to further improve the vehicles they drive, whether from a safety, comfort or style perspective," Mr Hanley said.
From a safety perspective, SX and ZR versions of the Corolla hatch now feature a new parking support brake (PKSB)3 that operates at low speeds of up to 15km/h and uses sensors to detect both static objects and rear crossing vehicles that pose a potential hazard.
The mid-range Corolla SX and range-topping ZR variants also gain rear cross-traffic alert as part of their blind-spot monitoring system that alerts drivers to the presence of vehicles passing behind the car via a warning buzzer, indicators on the exterior mirrors and an icon displayed on the rear view camera image3.
Corolla ZR variants also gain eight-way power driver's seat plus lumbar support for enhanced convenience and the option of a new two-tone paint finish with a black roof, pillars and hatch-top spoiler complementing a variety of body colours including a new Feverish Red5 finish.
The updated Corolla hatch is offered in three grades with a choice of 1.8-litre petrol-electric hybrid or 125kW 2.0-litre petrol power and arrives in Toyota dealerships across Australia on 1 November.
1 CarPlay® is a trademark of Apple, Inc. registered in the U.S. and other countries. Requires compatible device, USB connection, mobile data, network reception & GPS signal. Mobile usage at user's cost. Apps subject to change. For details see toyota.com.au/connected.
2 Android Auto™ is a trademark of Google LLC. Requires compatible device, USB connection, mobile data, network reception & GPS signal. Mobile usage at user's cost. Apps subject to change. For details see toyota.com.au/connected.
3 Driver assist feature. Only operates under certain conditions. Check your Owner's Manual for explanation of limitations. Please drive safely.
4 Manufacturer's recommended retail price provided for media purposes only. Statutory charges or other on-road costs not included
5 Toyota Australia reserves the right to vary or discontinue the current interior and exterior colours, trims and colour/trim/model combinations. Paint featured is an optional extra at additional cost.