Toyota South Africa Motors has announced a handful of specification upgrades for its Corolla Hatch “in line with market requests”.

So, what’s new for the hatchback? Well, the flagship Xr trim level upsizes to fresh 18-inch alloy wheels wrapped in 225/40/R18 tyres, along with a space-saver spare wheel. Xs derivatives, meanwhile, retain the 16-inch alloy wheels (with 205/55/R16 rubber) and a full-size spare.

Both trim levels, however, gain the Japanese firm’s “new-generation” infotainment system, which incorporates Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. While the Xr range-topper gained the “Toyota Safety Sense” pack back in March, the system has now been expanded with the addition of rear cross traffic alert.

Toyota has also made some changes to the colour palette, adding “Graphite Grey” and “Caribbean Blue” to the mix and replacing “Scarlet Metallic” with “Fierce Red”. As before, a black roof is offered in conjunction with “Satin Silver” and “Caribbean Blue” as well as “Fierce Red” and the newly added “Platinum White Pearl”.

While the prices of the two Xs variants appear unchanged at R369 100 and R380 600 respectively, the Xr model is now R425 200, some R4 300 more than before.

As a reminder, all derivatives are powered by Toyota’s turbocharged 1,2-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine, delivering 85 kW and 185 N.m to the front axle via either a six-speed manual gearbox or continuously variable transmission. A six-service/90 000 km service plan (with 15 000 km intervals) and a three-year/100 000 km warranty ships standard.

Toyota Corolla 1,2T Xs: R369 100
Toyota Corolla 1,2T Xs Bi-Tone: R379 800
Toyota Corolla 1,2T Xs CVT: R380 600
Toyota Corolla 1,2T Xs CVT Bi-Tone: R391 300
Toyota Corolla 1,2T XR CVT: R425 200
Toyota Corolla 1,2T XR CVT Bi-Tone: R435 900

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