A Quest for value

2016-04-26 06:00
The Corolla Quest Photo: supplied

The Corolla Quest Photo: supplied

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THE Corolla Quest remains one of the strongest value propositions on the South African automotive landscape. Offering the size and practicality of a traditional “C-segment” sedan at “B-segment” pricing, the Corolla Quest delivers a unique offering.

This intrinsic value has resonated extremely well with customers, with the Corolla Quest nameplate accounting for one out of every five sales in the C-segment (22%).

Enhancements for 2016

“One of Toyota’s founding principles is Continuous Improvement or Kaizen as the Japanese terminology states. Kaizen refers to the philosophy of always enhancing or improving and this applies to far more than production processes, as this extends to our product offerings too. This means that our cars are always evolving in pursuit of offering customers more,” says Glenn Crompton, vice-president of marketing at Toyota South Africa.

For 2016 the Corolla Quest has been sharpened up (or Kaizened) with the addition of tasteful colour-coded accents.

The colour-coding treatment has been applied to the door handles and power operated exterior mirrors to add a touch of modernity to the exterior.

On the convenience front, all models now boast power windows with one-touch operation for the driver. This compliments the solid standard specification that all Corolla Quest models enjoy, which includes the following;

• Aircon

• Illuminated entry

• Multi-information Display

• •Electric Power Steering

• Tilt and Telescopic steering adjustment

• Anti-theft system

• Auto door lock

• Remote central locking

• Isofix-anchor points

• Driver and passenger airbags

· ABS, EBD and brake assist

The Corolla Quest is available in two grades, standard and Plus. The ‘Plus’ model adds a four-speaker audio system with CD and USB interface. As part of the 2016 specification enhancement, Plus models receive Bluetooth functionality for hands-free call operation with the added benefit of Bluetooth audio playback.

Proven Powertrain

Powering the Quest, is the proven 1.6 litre “1ZR-FE” DOHC 16-valve engine which delivers 90 kW at 6000 rpm, accompanied by 154 Nm of torque at 5200 rpm. This unit is characterised by its “free-revving” nature, whilst still sipping leisurely on fuel – a mere 7.1 litres per 100 km - to make light work of hauling the family and all their belongings.

Buyers have the choice of a smooth shifting six-speed manual transmission or relaxed four-speed automatic on the standard model. Plus models are exclusively equipped with the 6-speed manual “cog-swopper”.

Peace of Mind

All models are backed by a 3 year/100 000 km warranty and 3 year/45 000 km service plan.

Priced Right

Pricing for the new models remains ultra-competitive and continues the legacy of great value.

Quest 1.6 - R199 400

Quest 1.6 AT - R214 600

Quest 1.6 Plus - R215 100.

- Supplied.

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