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by George Skentzos

Australia’s most popular small car just got a whole lot safer with Toyota offering vehicle stability control (VSC) as standard across the entire Toyota Corolla range.

Each Toyota Corolla produced since December has received the standard fitment of VSC, which also comes with traction control.

This move will have a big impact on the level of safety of Australian public roads in the long-term, with the Corolla remaining as the nation’s top-selling car for the past decade.

Coupled with an upgrade late last year which made stability and traction control standard for the Corolla hatch, road-safety experts have said the technology could prevent nearly one-third of all fatal crashes and reduce rollover risk by as much as 80 per cent.

The system works by automatically applying the brakes to individual wheels and, where appropriate, reduces engine power, helping to “steer” the vehicle where the driver intends to go.

Since its introduction in 2000, the Toyota Corolla has sold approximately 1.1 million Corollas in Australia – or around 22 per cent of all Toyota vehicles sold in this country.

Pricing

Corolla Ascent sedan $21,390
Corolla Ascent hatch $21,740

Corolla Conquest sedan $24,750
Corolla Conquest hatch $24,500

Corolla Levin SX hatch $25,690

Corolla Levin ZR hatch $28,900

Corolla Ultima sedan (auto) $30,690

Automatic transmission is a $2,000 option for all models except Ultima (standard).