First introduced in 2019, the Toyota Corolla Hatch opens a new chapter for the Corolla, featuring unmatched display, dynamic drive, and tone sophistication.
In March 2020, the Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) Active Safety Package became part of Toyota’s ongoing strategy to introduce the TSS into the Xr flagship.
The carmaker says it is pleased to announce further product enhancements as market demands.
The “street appeal” of the Corolla Hatch Xr has been “offset” by stylish and purposeful 18-inch alloy wheels.
They encourage a sportier posture and enhance the visual drama.
Coated with 225/40 / R18 tyres, the TNGA’s acclaimed platform handling is further enhanced and offers an excellent combination of ride quality and road holding.
Space-saving spare wheel fits into the 18-inch wheel package, while the Xs model maintains 16-inch alloy wheels with matching 205/55 / R16 tyres and the spare wheels in their original size.
This product update also includes a new generation of infotainment integration that includes Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
This allows users to mirror mobile app applications for seamless connectivity while providing enhanced phone and messaging interfaces on the go.
They include navigation apps such as Google Maps and Waze.
Hosts can also access their music library and streaming accounts via apps such as Apple Music, JOOX, Spotify, and SoundCloud.
Bluetooth support cordless phones with a USB port for more media options.
Toyota Safety Sense Additions
Toyota Hatch Safety Sense (TSS) has the Xr model, which includes a complete set of safety systems including blind-spot monitoring.
By 2020, Toyota Hatch expands this feature with Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA).
RCTA issue an audible warning to the driver when parking in an alley.
Passing vehicles or obstacles may not be in the visual range.
Corolla Hatch is available in a monotonous striking two-colour configuration.
The manufacturer has added graphite gray and Caribbean blue to the monotone list, while a new red (Fierce Red) replaces Scarlet Metallic.
There are four two-tone colours available. Satin silver, bright red, Caribbean blue, and additional pearl white platinum, joint with a black metal roof for largest visual impact.
Specifications and Safet
The standard specifications for the Xs-Class are generous and offer comfort features such as LED lights with LED daytime running lights, dual-zone air conditioning, smart entry (keyless entry), cruise control, electric heated exterior mirrors, color multi-information display (MID). Reverse camera, one-touch window control, and speed-dependent door lock.
Toyota Hatch base XR variant offers a sporty front seat with leather and Alcantara, a power-adjustable lumbar for the driver, and a heated seat for the driver and front passenger.
The blind-spot monitoring (BSM) mentioned above combine with RCTA completes the Xr package.
Besides the electronic parking brake with an integrated tipping support function (HAC), there is also driver, passenger, side, curtain, and knee airbags.
Standard vehicle stability control with all electronic aids (ABS, EBD, brake assist). ISOFIX anchor points are also available.
Power and performance
A 1.2-liter turbo 8NR FTS engine powers variants with a power of 85 kW and 185 Nm.
Linear power supply and a wide torque curve are the advantages of this motorbike while providing excellent refinement.
Drivers check fuel consumption at 6.3 l / 100 km for the model with manual transmission and 6.4 l / 100 km for the version with CVT. CO2 emissions are 146 and 149 g / km.
A 6-speed manual transmission or Shiftmatic CVT with 10 teeth, which drives the front wheels, remains the two driving options (depending on the class selected).
Model Line-up & Pricing
Corolla 1.2T Xs – R369,100
Corolla 1.2T Xs Bi-Tone – R379,800
Corolla 1.2T Xs CVT – R380,600
Corolla 1.2T Xs CVT Bi-Tone – R391,300
Corolla 1.2T XR CVT – R425,200
Corolla 1.2T XR CVT Bi-Tone – R435,900
Warranty & Maintenance
All Corolla Hatch models are sold with a 6-services/90 000 km service plan – with 15 000 km or 12-month service intervals. A 3-year/100 000 km warranty is also provided. Customers can