2019 Toyota Corolla (Gen 12)

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Toyota's new imported Corolla is here: SA specs and prices

Although the new Corolla has yet to be officially launched, the company is now listing it on the local website along with the pricing and specs.

Three models are on offer, with the 1.8 XS CVT kicking things off at R372 700. Topping the range is a pair of 2.0 XR models, with the manual selling for R412 300 and the CVT listed at R425 200.

Unlike the Hatch version of the new Corolla that was launched in 2019, the sedan does not get a turbo engine option. The normally aspirated 1.8-litre base engine produces 104kW and 171Nm, while the 2-litre is good for 125kW and 200Nm.

PRICES

1.8 XS CVT - R372 700.

2.0 XR manual - R412 300

2.0 XR CVT - R425 200

 

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Toyota's new imported Corolla is here: SA specs and prices

Although the new Corolla has yet to be officially launched, the company is now listing it on the local website along with the pricing and specs.

Three models are on offer, with the 1.8 XS CVT kicking things off at R372 700. Topping the range is a pair of 2.0 XR models, with the manual selling for R412 300 and the CVT listed at R425 200.

Unlike the Hatch version of the new Corolla that was launched in 2019, the sedan does not get a turbo engine option. The normally aspirated 1.8-litre base engine produces 104kW and 171Nm, while the 2-litre is good for 125kW and 200Nm.

PRICES

1.8 XS CVT - R372 700.

2.0 XR manual - R412 300

2.0 XR CVT - R425 200

Sjoe! R425k for the top spec Rolla!
 

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How does the 2.0L price compare to the turbo hatch?
125kw/200nm for the N/A vs 85kw/185nm for the T.

On paper the N/A is the better & more premium positioned motor.

For some reason Toyota SA only offers the Rolla hatch with the 1.2T engine option. In Euro & Aussie markets the 2L N/A & Hybrid options are available.
 

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I was eyeing the 140KW odd hybrid option. We can never have nice stuff.
 

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So it's not that bad, plus we know Toyota will throw everything into the top spec, I have full confidence they will outdo the top spec Hyundai Elantra.
 

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So it's not that bad, plus we know Toyota will throw everything into the top spec, I have full confidence they will outdo the top spec Hyundai Elantra.
Tough choice! The Hyundai has a good engine, that could be a good selling point.
 

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Toyota South Africa explains ‘repositioning’ of new Corolla sedan

Toyota South Africa Motors says its box-fresh Corolla sedan has been “repositioned” to attract a new type of customer not traditionally associated with the nameplate.

Earlier in March 2020, the Japanese firm’s local arm confirming pricing for its rationalised, three-strong Corolla sedan range, with the 12th-generation version of the (now-imported) saloon starting at R372 700 and running through to R425 200, positioned alongside the similarly high-spec Corolla hatch range.

The 11th-generation line-up, of course, had comprised as many as eleven derivatives, priced from R288 800 to R384 900 (the latest Corolla Quest, of course, now covers this lower end of the market).

“The new Corolla will be repositioned to attract a customer whose needs are emotional and revolve around performance and technology,” Toyota SA said in a presentation distributed to the media.


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It looks really ugly in the photo's, but I saw one on the back of a truck last weekend, it looks nice.
 

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“The new Corolla will be repositioned to attract a customer whose needs are emotional and revolve around performance and technology,” Toyota SA said in a presentation distributed to the media.
What does this even mean?
There is nothing out of the ordinary comparing the technology of the old Corolla and the new one, performance is also ordinary.
 

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What does this even mean?
There is nothing out of the ordinary comparing the technology of the old Corolla and the new one, performance is also ordinary.
Err the tech is pretty good. Pretty big update on the old one.

Also 125kw out the box power is pretty darn healthy for a Rolla.
 

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Err the tech is pretty good. Pretty big update on the old one.

Also 125kw out the box power is pretty darn healthy for a Rolla.
125kW is healthy and for any 2.0l engine, I just don't get the philosophical emotions and performance that Toyota is talking about in relation to it. We've had more powerful, kw/l 1.6l and 1.8 engines from Toyota.
 

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New Toyota Corolla pricing vs rivals: These are the cars it has to beat

Toyota was meant to launch its 12th-generation Corolla sedan in South Africa this week, but like practically everything else, it is on hold for the time being.

Since we won’t get to experience the Corolla for the time being, we decided to take a closer look at the new sedan and how it compares, price and value wise, to its rivals.

First a quick glance at what it’s all about.

For starters, the Corolla sports a far more daring design than any of its predecessors, but the changes are not just skin deep - the 12th-gen four-door is built on an entirely new platform, this being the TNGA architecture that also underpins the latest Rav4.

The redesigned Corolla is more rewarding to drive than ever, something we can attest to having driven the hatch version, and much of this comes down to its lower centre of gravity, 60-percent-better body rigidity and a sophisticated new double-wishbone rear suspension system.

New Toyota Corolla: Pricing versus rivals

Toyota Corolla Quest 1.8 manual 103kW/173Nm R249 900
Toyota Corolla Quest 1.8 CVT 103kW/173Nm R270 400
Toyota Corolla Quest 1.8 Prestige manual 103kW/173Nm R286 500
Toyota Corolla Quest 1.8 Prestige CVT 103kW/173Nm R296 800
Toyota Corolla Quest 1.8 Exclusive manual 103kW/173Nm R307 400
Toyota Corolla Quest 1.8 Exclusive CVT 103kW/173Nm R317 700
Mazda3 sedan 1.5 Active manual 88kW/153Nm R357 000
Mazda3 sedan 1.5 Dynamic manual 88kW/153Nm R371 300
Toyota Corolla (NEW) 1.8 XS CVT 103kW/171Nm R372 700
Mazda3 sedan 1.5 Dynamic auto 88kW/153Nm R384 100
Subaru Impreza 2.0i CVT 115kW/196Nm R392 000
Toyota Corolla (NEW) 2.0 XR manual 125kW/200Nm R412 300
Honda Civic 1.8 Elegance CVT 104kW/174Nm R416 700
Mazda3 1.5 Individual manual 88kW/153Nm R418 800
Mazda3 1.5 Individual auto 88kW/153Nm R431 600
Toyota Corolla (NEW) 2.0 XR CVT 125kW/200Nm R425 200
Subaru Impreza 2.0i S-ES CVT 115kW/196Nm R450 000
Audi A3 Sedan 30 TFSI DSG 85kW/200Nm R464 410
Mazda3 2.0 Astina auto 121kW/213Nm R470 800
Honda Civic 1.5T Sport CVT 127kW/220Nm R484 200

 
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