- Toyota Corolla 2023 update revealed
- Arrival is expected in November.
- The price is expected to rise between $2300 and $3500.
gave 2023 Toyota Corolla The hatch and sedan will arrive in Australian showrooms in November, according to leaked details.
Depending on the variant, this will likely bring a hefty price hike between $2300 and $3500.
The current Corolla costs $25,395 before on-road costs, bringing its starting price close to $30,000 – in line with the Mazda3 and Volkswagen Golf.
The hybrid variants are expected to see a big increase – between $2800 and $3500 – while the petrol version is expected to increase between $2300 and $3000.
“Further details will be released closer to the launch of the upgraded Corolla,” a Toyota Australia spokesperson said.
As revealed in Japan this week, the updated Toyota Corolla gets mild exterior modifications, an updated hybrid powertrain, new safety features, and a tech-focused interior.
For the new model year, Corolla will also offer Toyota Connected Services as standard.
Like the related Corolla Cross small SUV, it will be limited to a free 12-month subscription – but Toyota says its updated in-car connectivity includes new features not yet seen in current vehicles.
Toyota Australia has confirmed it will announce more details about connected services at the launch of the Corolla Cross this month.
Under the bonnet, the naturally aspirated 2.0-litre engine has received a performance boost in Japan with 125kW and 202Nm (+2Nm), but it’s unknown if it will make it to Australia.
Meanwhile, the 1.8-liter hybrid system gets an updated electric motor and a lithium-ion battery to replace the current nickel-metal hydride unit.
Earlier this year, Toyota’s local arm confirmed that the updated Corolla Hybrid will get an 8kW bump. Bringing the power up to 98 kW – with “fresh alloy wheel designs and an updated color palette” in the range.
New colors are Sunstone Orange and Lunar Blue, the latter featuring an optional two-tone black roof for the ZR hatchback. Peacock Black and Election Blue will be discontinued.
Exterior changes include updated headlights, thicker daytime running lamps and a new-look front grille with additional chrome highlights.
Inside, the Corolla adapts. Toyota’s latest generation infotainment systemOffers wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, connected satellite navigation, and over-the-air software updates.
While the 10.5-inch high-resolution touchscreen is available overseas, local examples will likely retain the 8-inch setup running the new software.
A 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster will be offered on the flagship ZR grade, while the current 4.2-inch display will be replaced by a 7-inch semi-digital unit for the Ascent Sport and ZR.
As previously announced, USB-C ports will feature across the range with “updated security” features.
It will likely include Toyota’s third-generation safety suite – as seen on the Corolla Cross – enabling lane change assist, junction and motorcyclist detection, curve speed assist and an emergency driver stop system.
These features will join the existing autonomous emergency braking, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control and traffic sign recognition.
In a further safety boost, the entry-level Ascent Sport is expected to get Blind Spot Alert and Rear Cross Traffic Alert, which are currently limited to the SX and ZR.
However, blind-spot alert and rear cross-traffic alert could be limited to a new ‘convenience pack’ for the Ascent Sport, with exact details on the factory-fit option currently unclear.
Front and rear parking sensors will be featured on the SX and above, along with remote start, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and rain-sensing wipers. The latter was previously limited to the ZR sedan.
Finally, a hybrid ZR sedan is tipped to eventually join the range, with the hybrid sedan currently limited to the Ascent Sport and SX trims.
gave 2023 Toyota Corolla Will likely arrive in Australian showrooms in November, so stay tuned The wheels For official details – including pricing – as they emerge.