The new Toyota Corolla Quest has been revealed by the Japanese firm’s South African arm. This entry-level sedan will replace the previous Quest by making use of the outgoing eleventh-generation Corolla's underpinnings.

This will make way for the 12th-generation Corolla sedan (the hatch variant is, of course, already available).

The locally built new Corolla Quest will be available in three trim levels: standard, Prestige and Exclusive. All three trims will sport the current naturally aspirated 1,8-litre four cylinder engine (103 kW/173 N.m) with a choice of a manual gearbox or CVT.

The Corolla Quest, which starts at R249 900 for the manual and R270 400 for the CVT, features essential standard kit such as electronic brake distribution, four airbags and IsoFix. The Prestige offers a more upmarket experience with six airbags, a touchscreen infotainment screen with six speakers, 16-inch alloy wheels and cruise control. This model costs R286 500 for the manual and R296 800 for the CVT.

Topping the range is the Exclusive, which boasts luxuries such as keyless entry, leather upholstery, automatic LED headlamps and a TFT colour display between the gauges. This will set you back R307 400 for the manual and R317 700 for the CVT.

The new Quest will be available in dealerships from March 2020.