9 Aug 2018
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Toyota hot-hatches to gain auto option
GR Yaris, GR Corolla to get torque converter automatic – if Toyota brass approves
Toyota prices GR Corolla from $62,300 + ORC
Hot GR version of Toyota’s once-humble Corolla hatch is a pricey proposition in Aus
Toyota Corolla refreshed for 2023
Corolla the latest to lose manual gearbox as Toyota ups tech, spec, power and price
GR Corolla, Lexus NX spotted in Melbourne
GR Corolla hot hatch and new-gen Lexus NX SUV spied in Melbourne’s outer suburbs
Corolla Cross joins Toyota’s SUV line-up
Sub-RAV4 SUV arrives with hybrid and all-wheel drive options priced from $33,000
Toyota Aus confirms batch of 500 GR Corollas for 2023
Look out VW Golf R and Civic Type R, Toyota’s GR Corolla arrives in early 2023
Corolla to follow Mazda 3 upmarket
Toyota adds more premium features to MY23 Corolla range; due in Oz later this year
Two-seat GR Corolla revealed
Toyota announced track-focussed version of its hard-charging GR Corolla
Toyota GR Corolla a 224kW AWD hyper-hatch
Toyota lights the burners on its hottest Corolla ever, but at what cost?
Toyota GR Corolla here in October: report
Dealer leak shows hot 221kW GR Corolla will touchdown before end of year
GR Corolla cleverly teased – twice!
Puzzling Instagram pic suggests GR Corolla may adopt GR Yaris running gear
GR Corolla all but confirmed by Toyota USA
Toyota seems set to launch new GR Corolla hot hatch on the world after the GR Yaris
Driven: All-new Toyota Corolla sedan sets sail
Toyota seeks broader buyer base with larger, hybrid-equipped new Corolla sedan
Toyota reveals pricing for all-new Corolla sedan
Dearer Corolla sedan closing in on showrooms as Toyota mimics hatch line-up – almost
Toyota hikes Corolla price by up to $1765
More safety tech, smartphone mirroring for Toyota Corolla hatch – but at a price
Tech and two-tone for 2020 Toyota Corolla update
Corolla to gain Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, safety tech, two-tone paint in November
LA show: Toyota unveils hybrid Corolla sedan
Hybrid Toyota Corolla sedan confirmed for Australia in late 2019
Toyota lifts lid on new-gen Corolla sedan pair
Two Toyota Corolla sedans unveiled ahead of Aus release more than 12 months away
Toyota teases all-new Corolla sedan
Sedan version of next-gen Toyota Corolla small car teased ahead of Nov 16 reveal
Toyota Corolla awarded full five-star safety score
Strong adult occupant protection spearheads Toyota Corolla’s five-star ANCAP result
Toyota Corolla (12th-generation Corolla)
Released: Aug 2018
9 Aug 2018
Toyota’s 12th-generation Corolla hatchback entered showrooms in August 2018, marking a full-scale overhaul for Australia’s top-selling small car in all major areas including exterior aesthetics, interior design, powertrain, chassis and safety technology.
This not only brought it well up to date with its major rivals, Toyota was also able to claim class-first positioning with the full suite of safety features fitted standard across the range.
This included active cruise control, pre-collision braking, lane-departure warning (including steering assist), automatic high beam, a speed-limit recognition system (a first for Toyota in Australia) and autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection.
The new generation brought a more powerful and economical 125kW/200Nm 2.0-litre petrol engine as the mainstay of the range, combined with a smart six-speed manual with rev-matching on downshifts and a newly developed continuously variable automatic transmission.
The 1.8-litre hybrid powertrain was also modified, and, most notably, became available for the first time across the full range – not just as a single mid-to-high-series variant.
Corolla XII was the third model after Camry, Prius and C-HR to be built on the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) that is said to deliver a lower centre of gravity, improved front-to-rear weight balance and significantly higher body rigidity. This also saw it usher in a new multi-link rear suspension system for improved driving performance.
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