Toyota Corolla Quest goes on spec enhancement mission

BY CHARL BOSCH - APRIL 20, 2016

Now two years after its launch as an entry-level version of the then discounted tenth generation Corolla, Toyota South Africa has given its Corolla Quest a mid-life facelift with the biggest difference being revised levels of standard kit.

Continuing to slot in below the “normal” eleventh generation Corolla, exterior changes to the Quest are subtle and mainly consist of colour coded door handles and mirrors on the base and flagship Plus models.

In addition, electric windows with one touch up/down function for the driver are standard on both models, with further standard kit consisting of air-conditioning, electric mirrors, auto lock doors, title and telescopic adjustable steering wheel, central locking, dual front airbags and ABS with EBD and Brake Assist. A four-speaker sound system now featuring Bluetooth is standard on the Plus with the base continuing to make do with radio prep.

Hiding up front, the Quest remains unchanged with power coming from a 1.6-litre petrol engine that makes 90 kW and 154 N.m of torque. A six-speed manual is standard on both trims with a four-speed automatic offered on the base only.

A three year / 100 000 km warranty and two year / 45 000 km service plan is standard on both models.