MOTORING NEWS - Launched in Q1 of 2019, the Corolla Hatch ushered in Toyota’s new expressive and undoubtedly crisp design language. Using the acclaimed TNGA architecture, the sporty hatchback delivers excellent handling, ride comfort and provides a high sense of driver engagement.
For 2020, Toyota has bolstered the specification level of all three variants in the line-up which includes the continued roll-out of Toyota Safety Sense (TSS).
All three models (Xs, Xs CVT and Xr) receive a wireless charger for mobile devices. The flagship Xr grade is the next candidate to receive Toyota Safety Sense (TSS). This all-encompassing active safety suite comprises a pre-crash system, blind spot monitor, lane trace assist and all-speed cruise control.
The LED headlamps have also been upgraded to include Auto High Beam (AHB) on the Xr model.
Bi-tone colour options have been added to the colour palette (Pearl White, Satin Silver, Emotional Red and Caribbean Blue – all paired with a black roof), while Pearl White and Caribbean blue have been deleted in mono-tone configuration.
The mechanics continue unaltered, employing the proven 1.2-litre turbocharged engine delivering 85 kW and 185 Nm. Transmission choices remain as per current line-up (6-speed manual or Shiftmatic CVT with 10 pre-programmed steps).
The Corolla Hatch 1.2T Xr is also a 2020 AutoTrader Car of the Year (COTY) finalist – testament to its blend of style, dynamics and comfort.
Line-up and Pricing:
Corolla Hatch 1.2T Xs – R 361 900
Corolla Hatch 1.2T Xs Bi-T – R 372 400
Corolla Hatch 1.2T Xs CVT – R 373 100
Corolla Hatch 1.2T Xs CVT Bi-T – R 383 600
Corolla Hatch 1.2T Xr CVT – R 412 600
Corolla Hatch 1.2T Xr CVT Bi-T – R 423 100
Warranty, Service and Connectivity:
All Corolla Hatch models are sold with a 6-services/90 000 km service plan (service intervals at 12-months or 15 000 km) and a 3-year/100 000 km warranty. Toyota Connect telematics service and in-car Wi-Fi connectivity (with a complimentary once-off 15Gb) also feature as standard.