• 2018 Toyota Corolla Prestige Review - AutoAdvisor.co.za

      Auto Advisor    June 4, 2018

    A DYNAMIC VARIANT HAS JOINED THE COROLLA LINE-UP

    Toyota is really on it. Within the space of a month, they have launched their third ‘special edition’ model.

    The first being the sportier looking Etios Sport, the second being the muscular Hilux Dakar, and now they have released the Corolla Prestige+.

    With over 45 million units sold globally, the Corolla is one of Toyota’s bestselling models, and in celebration of the models history, Toyota SA has decided to give the Corolla some extra flair.

    Powering the new Prestige+ is the same naturally-aspirated 4-cylinder 1.6-litre motor used in other Corolla 1.6 models, outputting 90kw and 154nm, and is available with either a 6-speed manual or ‘Multidrive’ CVT. The manual variant is capable of 0-100kph in 10.5 seconds, and tops out at 195kph.

    Mechanically, it is identical to other Corollas, but aesthetically, it gains a "two-tone" colour scheme, with an Attitude Black roof complementing the Glacier White, Satin Silver or Graphite Grey body. The gloss black treatment is further applied to both upper and lower radiator grilles. The black lower grille extends across the apron of the vehicle, incorporating standard fog lamps and ending in vertical ‘blades’ at the bumper’s edge which also feature gloss black finishing. It rides on stylish directional spoked two-tone 17-inch wheels shod with 215/45 rubber.

    The interior scores a new leather/fabric combination, while a Piano Black effect has been applied to the door trim accents (silver in the normal Corolla models) to complete the package and visually tie in with the exterior elements.

    The Corolla Prestige+ comes standard with a 3 year/100 000 km warranty and 5 year/90 000 km service plan, and is priced as follows:

    Corolla Prestige+ 1.6 6MT – R 318 500

    Corolla Prestige+ 1.6 CVT – R 333 000

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