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Toyota has sweetened the deal with all Yaris and Corolla purchases, throwing in up to $2410 worth of extras.

The Yaris receives the bulk of Toyota’s latest price sweetener, with pricing reduced by up to 5.5 percent, with the biggest price drop seen on the YRS 3-door and 5-door hatches, lopping $950 from their recommended retail price.

Value of the YRS is improved with around $1700 of extras, now standard. Yaris YRS receives a full complement of airbags, including side, full-length curtain and driver’s knee airbag. The extra airbags are now also standard on the YRX.

Corolla follows similar suit with prices reduced by up to 3.4 percent. Reducing some prices to similar levels of yesteryear, the Corolla Ascent is now priced from $20,990.

In addition to the 3.4 percent reduction ($750), all Ascent models now come with a full complement of seven airbags, including side, full-length curtain and driver’s knee airbag. In addition to extra airbags, the Ascent now also features rear power windows.

Corolla Levin SX hatches also receive the airbags, a value gain of some $1200. Corolla Levin ZR now features $2410 worth of extra value with a $910 price cut and a moonroof.

The Conquest receives a $610 price cut and moonroof as standard equipment.

With over 60,000 Toyota Yaris and Corolla hatches and sedans sold last year, it’s any wonder they formed 29 percent of dealer’s sales.

Toyota Australia’s senior executive director sales and marketing David Buttner said Toyota was determined to ensure its vehicles were competitive on price and equipment levels.

“These moves significantly improve the value of Yaris and Corolla and send a clear signal to customers that Toyota is serious about competing and does not take its market-leading position for granted,” Mr Buttner said.

“We have been able to make these changes – which represent improved value of up to nine per cent – with the help of our parent company in Japan.

“Toyota will continue to look for opportunities to offer customers the vehicles they want with competitive prices, competitive specification and competitive benefits such as Toyota’s capped-price service – all backed by the quality, durability and reliability inherent in the Toyota brand.”

As Australia’s best selling small car for the past 10 years, we will be keen to see how Toyota differentiates the vehicles from their competitors as time goes by.

  • Toyota Guru

    And we still have gutless 1.8 litre engines and 4 speed autos, thanks Toyota. Sigh…

  • Toyota Guru

    Oh by the way CA, the Conquest is not at the “top end of town”, the Levin ZR is.

    • Bimmerc

      Actually, Levin ZR is not even at the top, I think Ultima sedan is the one, with 2.0L engine.

  • Andrew

    Some one is scared of the locally manufactured cruze . . .

  • Pulvitzka

    Hooray Hooray the Corolla *nearly* catches up to the Lancer

    Things are heating up in the segment

  • Mikey_94

    “The Ascent now also features rear power windows.”

    Seriously? The previous Corolla didn’t even include rear power windows? Wow, Toyota… Wow! That’s terrible. Not to mention the dated drivetrain and whitegoods styling.

    Where’s my local Mazda 3 or Holden Cruze dealer?

  • Damian

    “Where’s my local Mazda 3 or Holden Cruze dealer?”

    Pffttt, Holden Cruze? The Korean tin can that Holden are trying to market as European? You wouldn’t want to be seen dead in one…

    • Mikey_94

      Err, never once have I seen Holden market the Cruze as European. In fact, I think they are actually marketing it as Australian: “We’ve taken everything we’ve learnt from building Australia’s favourite large car, and put it into a smaller one – It’s the Holden Cruze”

      What you are displaying by focusing your attack on just the Holden is in fact bias and, dare I say it, jealousy perhaps? IMO the Mazda 3 and Holden Cruze are the two best cars in their segment (the same as the Corolla), as evidenced by their sales figures…

      • vti07

        Won’t the Cruze eventually be built in Australia?

  • dubba

    what toyota are really trying to say is: “we’re terrified of the golf 77tsi and the polo”.

    • vti07

      Corolla will have to make the 2.0L engine standard across the range (currently on the sedan?) if it is to remain competitive. And the new SKY engined Mazda 3’s are coming out next year?

  • vti07

    I meant Toyota. Where has the edit function gone?

  • Ken McAvoy

    Having just purchased a Corolla Ascent Sedan I cannot begin to wonder why people just continue to dump on Toyota. It’s actually illegal to drive over 110kms an hour folks and burn outs at 2 am in the local neighbourhood under the influence of drugs or alcohol accompanied by doof doof music highlights the mentality of anti Corolla personalities. The Cruze is actually a rather nice offering from Holden – my son owns one but at $27,000 for a CDX model it is around $4,000 more than an Ascent with the cruise pack and frankly I think my Corolla will be running quite nicely in 10 years whereas not so sure about my sons Korean made Cruze. Anyway its a personal taste thing . Being obnoxious and trying to demonise a car that has an absolutely undeniable track record for reliablity , safety and economy over a long time seals the Toyota as a great car for sensible motorists. If you are not a sensible motorist please don’t buy a Corolla – that way the cops will be targetting some other unfortunate car maker’s brand and on that score I think Toyota will be more than pleased.


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    Toyota officially lists approximately 70 different models sold under its namesake brand, including sedans, coupes, vans, trucks, hybrids, and crossovers. Many of these models are produced as passenger sedans, which range from the subcompact Toyota Yaris, to compact Corolla, to mid-size Camry, and full-size Avalon.