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Tech and safety tweak for the Corolla Hatch

- Motor News Reporter

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: the Xs, Xs CVT and the range-topping Xr.

The Xr also gains Toyota Safety Sense (TSS), an active safety suite comprising a precrash 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: 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 are 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, which hits local showrooms later this month.

There are no mechanical changes to the Corolla Hatch, which retains its 1.2 l turbo petrol engine with outputs of 85kW and 185Nm. Transmissi­on choices remain a six-speed manual and CVT automatic.

Pricing

Corolla Hatch 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 include a three-year/ 100,000km warranty and sixservice­s/90,000km service plan. 1.2T

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The new-generation Corolla Hatch offered a more exciting design when it was launched here last year.

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