NEW STUFF: Toyota has uprated its Corolla with new lights, Bluetooth for all range models and a new engine. Image: Toyota SA
• 2015 Corolla spec upgrade
• Standard daytime running lights
• Display audio with reversing camera
• Bluetooth functionality
JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng - Toyota SA says the current Corolla, introduced to the SA market in 2014, is leading all brands worldwide... and the latest version demonstrates why.
Upgrades to the Corolla kit list has grown across the range, with all models now getting daytime running lights, says the automaker.
The 1.6 Sprinter gets anthracite alloy wheel rims, boot-lid spoiler and Sprinter-unique colours and trim, along with Toyota’s multi-media touch screen display with reversing monitor and guide lines.
Other new standard items from the base model Esteem are Bluetooth and steering-wheel switches.
IMAGE GALLERY: 2015 Toyota Corolla
The engine line-up comprises 1.4 D-4D turbo diesel and three petrol engines; 1.3 Dual VVT-i unit, 1.6 Dual VVT-i and another new unit, a 1.8 Dual VVT-i unit. Each has a six-speed manual transmission; the 1.6 and 1.8 petrol variants may optionally be mated to Toyota's new Multidrive S CVT auto.
Toyota SA says: “The good news is that prices have risen much less than the value of the extra kit offered - the increases range from 0.5% to 1.3%, depending on model.”
The freshened Corolla has a three-year or 100 000km warranty and a standard five-year or 90 000km service plan. Service intervals are 15 000km (including the 1.4 D). ToyotaCare roadside assistance is included.
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