As part of an update, Toyota Australia has increased the pricing of the most popular passenger car in Australia, the Corolla.
Petrol and hybrid versions are up $560 and $1060 respectively, meaning the Corolla range now starts from $23,895 plus on-road costs and reaches $34,695 (see full pricing table below).
A Toyota Australia spokesperson confirmed to CarsGuide the model had also received a minor update, with it upgrading to the brand’s latest multimedia system, which goes without the auxiliary input of the previous set-up.
They added the Mazda3 rival’s price rises were otherwise prompted by “external market forces”, including exchange-rate pressures.
For reference, the Corolla is available in two body-styles (hatchback and sedan) and three grades (entry-level Ascent Sport, mid-range SX and flagship ZR).
Petrol variants are powered by a 125kW/200Nm 2.0-litre naturally aspirated engine, which is mated to a six-speed manual or a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) with a mechanical launch gear in the Ascent Sport, while the latter is standard in the SX and ZR.
Meanwhile, hybrid versions combine a 1.8-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine running on the Atkinson cycle and two electric motors for a combined power output of 90kW. This ‘self-charging’ combination is matched to an e-CVT. Of note, a ZR sedan variant isn’t available.
2021 Toyota Corolla pricing before on-road costs
|Ascent Sport petrol hatchback||manual||$23,895 (+$560)|
|Ascent Sport petrol hatchback||automatic||$25,395 (+$560)|
|SX petrol hatchback||automatic||$28,795 (+$560)|
|ZR petrol hatchback||automatic||$32,695 (+$560)|
|Ascent Sport hybrid hatchback||automatic||$27,395 (+$1060)|
|SX hybrid hatchback||automatic||$30,795 (+$1060)|
|ZR hybrid hatchback||automatic||$34,695 (+$1060)|
|Ascent Sport petrol sedan||manual||$23,895 (+$560)|
|Ascent Sport petrol sedan||automatic||$25,395 (+$560)|
|SX petrol sedan||automatic||$28,795 (+$560)|
|ZR petrol sedan||automatic||$34,195 (+$560)|
|Ascent Sport hybrid sedan||automatic||$27,395 (+$1060)|
|SX hybrid sedan||automatic||$30,795 (+$1060)|