- Aug 9, 2009
CarsGuide review of the 2020 Corolla Ascent Sport
Sjoe! R425k for the top spec Rolla!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.
1.8 XS CVT - R372 700.
2.0 XR manual - R412 300
2.0 XR CVT - R425 200
125kw/200nm for the N/A vs 85kw/185nm for the T.How does the 2.0L price compare to the turbo hatch?
What does this even mean?“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.
Err the tech is pretty good. Pretty big update on the old one.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.
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.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.