Toyota South Africa Motors has added a special-edition Corolla to its local line-up, branding the newcomer the Prestige+.
The Corolla Prestige+ is offered in six-speed manual (R318 500) and CVT (R333 000) guises, each commanding a R7 900 premium over the model on which it is based. Urge comes from the Japanese brand’s naturally aspirated 1,6-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, sending an unchanged 90 kW and 154 N.m to the front wheels.
So, what does that extra cash buy you? Well, the Prestige+ gains a two-tone colour scheme, with a gloss black roof complementing the Glacier White, Satin Silver or Graphite Grey body. It also features two-tone 17-inch alloy wheels, wrapped in 215/45 rubber.
This gloss black treatment is repeated on the upper and lower grilles, with the latter extending across the front apron, incorporating fog-lamps and terminating in (gloss black) vertical blades at the bumper’s edge. The side-mirror caps are also finished in gloss black, while a “Prestige+” badge is pasted onto the special edition’s rump.
Inside, the Prestige+ gains a new leather/fabric combination for the seats as well as branded floor mats. While various door trim elements in other Corolla derivatives are silver, this model instead features a piano black effect.
As with other variants in the Corolla line-up, the Prestige+ comes standard with a three-year/100 000 km warranty and a five-year/90 000 km service plan.
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