The Toyota Corolla RZ special edition has launched in Australia, injecting a dose of sporting flair into the top-selling small hatch range.
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Priced from $22,290 before on-road costs with the standard six-speed manual transmission and $24,540 with the optional automatic continuously variable transmission (CVT), Toyota says the Corolla RZ adds $2000 in features for just $1000 over the Ascent Sport on which it’s based.

Unique exterior enhancements include 16-inch gloss black alloy wheels and matching black front badge surround, lower grille edge, lower rear bumper, and the panel beneath the tailgate glass.

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RZ decals line the lower grille, door panels and tailgate, completing the sporty look.

Six exterior colours are available – Wildfire, Inferno, Tidal Blue, Crystal Pearl, Silver Pearl and Positano Bronze – with all optional hues included in the price.

The cabin also benefits from the introduction of satellite navigation, which is accessible via the already standard 6.1-inch central touchscreen, and special RZ floor mats front and rear.

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The Corolla RZ features the 103kW/173Nm 1.8-litre four-cylinder petrol engine familiar from the rest of the line-up.

The special edition small car becomes the second RZ in Toyota Australia’s line-up, joining the Camry RZ, which costs from $31,990.