For 2021 Toyota has bolstered the Corolla Quest product offering to offer enhanced convenience. While retaining the familiar 1.8-litre, single-engine line-up, the previously un-badged entry grade has been renamed Plus, while the Prestige and Exclusive grades are carried over.
The Plus specifications focus on delivering a value-minded product offering. Daytime Running Lights (DRL), colour-coded power-adjustable mirrors, air-conditioner, electric windows, steering switches and audio system with Bluetooth and USB functionality, are joined by matte black treatment for the radiator grille and 15” 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.
Model Line-up & Pricing*
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
*Pricing as of 1 April 2021
Peace of Mind
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.