A tech tweak for the Corolla Hatch
Wireless smartphone charging becomes standard in all three models
Toyota SA has added wireless smart phone charging as a standard feature in its Corolla Hatch, a year after the car was launched locally.
The upgrade applies to all three models, namely the Xs, Xs CVT and the range-topping Xr.
The Xr also gains Toyota Safety Sense (TSS), an active safety suite comprising a pre-crash system, blind spot monitor, lane trace assist and cruise control. The LED headlamps have also been upgraded to include Auto High Beam (AHB) on the Xr.
As part of the update, customers get to choose from new bi-tone (Bi-T) colour options, namely Pearl White, Satin Silver, Emotional Red and Caribbean Blue — all paired with a black roof.
The Toyota Connect telematics service and in-car Wi-Fi connectivity with a complimentary once-off 15Gb of data also feature as standard, as with every Toyota.
Launched here early in 2019, the new-generation Corolla Hatch ushered in a more exciting external and interior design than its predecessor, which is carried over into the new Corolla Sedan that hits local showrooms later this month.
There are no mechanical changes to the Corolla Hatch, which retains its 1.2l turbo petrol engine with outputs of 85kW and 185Nm. Transmission choices remain a six-speed manual and CVT automatic.
Corolla Hatch 1.2T Xs — R361,900
Corolla Hatch 1.2T Xs Bi-T — R372,400
Corolla Hatch 1.2T Xs CVT — R373,100
Corolla Hatch 1.2T Xs CVT Bi-T — R383,600
Corolla Hatch 1.2T Xr CVT — R412,600
Corolla Hatch 1.2T Xr CVT Bi-T — R423,100
Prices iInclude three-year/100,000km warranty and six-services/90,000km service plan.