Toyota Corolla Hatch Gets New Gear Down Under, Starts At AUD $23,335

Toyota has updated the Corolla hatch for the Australian market, giving it new safety and convenience features.

Offered in three trim levels named Ascent Sport, SX and ZR, it’s priced at AU$23,335, AU$28,235 and AU$32,135 (US$15,843/19,170/21,818), respectively, and will arrive at dealers on November 1.

The most affordable member of the series features the addition of Toyota’s latest multimedia system, with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as standard. Further improvements have been made to the SX and ZR variants of the compact hatchback, which gain the new parking support brake, a system that works up to 15 km/h (9 mph), using sensors to detect different objects and rear crossing vehicles that could pose a threat.

Also Read: Driven: 2019 Toyota Corolla ZR Hybrid Talks The Talk, Walks The Walk

The mid-range and top-of-the-line versions of the revised Corolla sport rear cross-traffic alert as part of the blind-spot monitoring system, which uses a warning buzzer to alert those behind the wheel of vehicles passing behind the car. Other enhancements include the addition of an icon displayed on the reversing camera image and side indicators mounted on the mirror caps. Furthermore, the Corolla ZR can be ordered with a new two-tone look that combines the Feverish Red paint job with a black roof, pillars and spoiler.

“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”, said VP of Sales and Marketing, Sean Hanley.

The engine lineup remains unchanged and consists of a 2.0-liter petrol four and a 1.8-liter petrol-electric hybrid.


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