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Toyota announces spec updates for Corolla hatches

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Back in 2019 Toyota SA launched a fresh Corolla Hatch into the market while ululating about its good looks and ”unrivalled” refinement. Scroll forward to March 2020 and the automaker added ‘Safety Sense’ tech to the flagship Xr; move on to October 2020 and further enhancements have surfaced. Toyota says the… Continue reading Toyota announces spec updates for Corolla hatches

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2020 Corolla: Three sedan versions boost latest Toyota range

CAPE TOWN, South Africa – Toyota’s Corolla sedan, believe it or not, is right up there with the original Mini (even if the latter’s now more of a modern Maxi) for manufacturing longevity. Each drove onto the automotive scene in the 1960s but here we go with the Corolla’s 12th incar(excuse pun!)nation. It’s now available… Continue reading 2020 Corolla: Three sedan versions boost latest Toyota range

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Touch more tweaks, safety spec stirred, for Toyota Corolla hatches

THE TOYOTA Corolla Hatch launched at the start of 2019 with what its maker calls ”an expressive and crisp design” has been refreshed across all three models. They have also been included with the roll-out of Toyota Safety Sense. All three models (Xs, Xs CVT, and Xr) now have a wireless phone charger for mobile… Continue reading Touch more tweaks, safety spec stirred, for Toyota Corolla hatches

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Quest appearance! Toyota broadsides with ‘budget’ Corolla

PROSPECTON, Durban – Toyota’s Corolla Quest claims to have established itself as a formidable player in the South Africa medium sedan market since its local launch back in 2014. At that time the Corolla was into its 10th generation in South Africa; the Quest followed the arrival of Generation 11, reaching Africa back in 2014… Continue reading Quest appearance! Toyota broadsides with ‘budget’ Corolla

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Welcome back, Corolla! New car, old name here from Toyota

All-new hatchback brings back well-loved badge Flexible and efficient 1.2-litre turbo engine Number of active and passive safety features JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Toyota has at last seen sense and swapped its Auris badging to return to the much-loved (in South Africa at least) Corolla moniker – yay! The sedan version of the Corolla – along… Continue reading Welcome back, Corolla! New car, old name here from Toyota

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High-tech hybrid new Corollas coming up Down Under

Toyota confirms hybrid tech for new four-door Efficient powertrain on stiffer new platform New Corolla range due in SA in 2019 MELBOURNE, Australia – Toyota Australia has accelerated the production of hybrid versions of the Corolla sedan. The new model, using tech from what will be the fourth-generation Toyota Prius, was unveiled at the Los… Continue reading High-tech hybrid new Corollas coming up Down Under

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Toyota transforms: Venerable Corolla gets yet another makeover

Global premiere in world’s biggest car market Advanced platform, more economical petrol engine Sleek design, upscale interior and special CVT GUANGZHOU, China – Toyota has revealed its next version of the time-hallowed Corolla sedan – a car it is says is different to those that have gone before. How so? Well, the company adds, ”it… Continue reading Toyota transforms: Venerable Corolla gets yet another makeover

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Corolla hatchback: New beaut for California dreamin’ in

New two-litre engine, six-speed manual New platform with sport-tuned suspension 20cm touchscreen, wi-fi , Amazon Alexa DEL MAR, California – Toyota’s newest and most technologically advanced small car, the all-new 2019 Corolla hatchback, is back. At least it is in San Diego County in California and it will be on the roads there shortly and… Continue reading Corolla hatchback: New beaut for California dreamin’ in

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2017 Corolla: 50 years on comes the 11th generation

No name change on horizon for Toyota Corolla New look, uprated cabin and body enhancements 10 models price-listed for now for 2017 TOYOTA SAYS its Corolla, now well into its 11th generation after 50 years, has had its recipe perfected while still claiming the title “world’s best-selling model”. Toyota SA’s marketing boss Glenn Crompton pointed… Continue reading 2017 Corolla: 50 years on comes the 11th generation

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AWD Toyota GR Yaris: Car of the Year for 2021?

Will join GR Supra in Toyota’s GR portfolioFirst turbocharged Toyota AWD in SASpiritual successor to the Celica GT-FOUR JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Toyota’s GR Yaris, expected in South Africa in early 2021, is said to have all the credentials for competition success given that it has a new 200kW/370Nm 1.6-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine –… Continue reading AWD Toyota GR Yaris: Car of the Year for 2021?