Colin-on-Cars – Plus points for Corolla Quest

The previously unbadged Toyota Corolla Quest base model has been renamed the ‘Plus’ with a few tweaks going to the more upmarket derivatives.

The Plus specifications include Daytime Running Lights (DRL), colour-coded power-adjustable mirrors, air-conditioner, power windows, steering switches and audio system with Bluetooth and USB functionality and are now joined by matte black treatment for the radiator grille and 15-inch steel wheels.  

The Prestige models receive an upgrade to a touchscreen DVD audio system with six speakers, reverse camera, cruise control, leather steering wheel, combination fabric and leather seats plus the 16-inch alloy wheels. 

The Exclusive grade adds auto air-conditioner, TFT-colour instrument cluster, leather seats, rain-sensing wipers and LED headlamps.   

New for 2021 is the addition of Smart Entry (keyless entry and push-button start) across the range – which was previously only offered on the Exclusive flagship. The other specifications on the Prestige and Exclusive models remain unchanged. Toyota Connect is also fitted as standard across the range.

The colour palette has also been expanded with the inclusion of the stylish Oxide Bronze – increasing the paint colour options to six.

As before the 103 kW 1,8-litre engine propels all Quest variants, with torque checking in at 173 Nm. Buyers can choose from either a 6-speed manual or ‘7-step’ CVT transmission.


Quest Plus                  – R 278 400

Quest CVT Plus          – R 298 000   

Quest Prestige            – R 315 600

Quest Prestige CVT   – R 326 600

Quest Exclusive MT   – R 332 900

Quest Exclusive CVT – R 343 900

All Corolla Quests are sold with a 3-services/45 000 km service plan with intervals pegged at 12 months/15 000 km. A 3-year/100 000 km warranty is included.

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