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® and Android Auto™ compatibility standard across the range.
From a safety perspective, SX and ZR versions of the Corolla hatch now feature a new parking support brake (PKSB) 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 image.
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 Red 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.