Toyota isn't bothering here to try and provide an affordable entry-level model, prices across the all-hybrid range starting from around £25,000. There's a premium of around £1,200 to go from the five-door hatch body shape to the 'Touring Sports' estate - and you can also have a Saloon.
There are five main trim levels - 'Icon', 'Icon Tech', 'Design', 'GR Sport' and 'Excel', plus the Touring Sports estate also gets an extra SUV-inspired 'TREK' variant. All of these spec levels deliver even more kit for the latest model year, with fresh colours that include a bi-tone combination for the hatch.
And all derivativesare pretty well equipped. Even base 'Icon' variants get LED front foglights and a colour 7-inch multi-information display in the instrument binnacle. Plus 16-inch alloy wheels, heated front seats with lumbar support, automatic LED headlights and dual-zone air conditioning. There's also an 8-inch centre-dash 'Toyota Touch 2' touchscreen, your access point to a DAB tuner and a reversing camera. As the name suggests, the 'Icon Tech' grade adds further useful technology features, including satellite navigation and voice control built into a new 'Smart Connect+' 8-inch HD centre touchscreen; in addition at this level, there's parking sensors and Intelligent Park Assist' set-up that will steer you into spaces.
The top 'GR Sport variant gets special 17 or 18-inch wheels, plus sports front seats upholstered in fabric with a dedicated pinstripe pattern and with seatback and cushion bolsters finished in black and grey synthetic leather. All Corollas get as standard the full package of 'Toyota T-Mate' camera-driven safety features. These include autonomous braking, adaptive cruise control, Lane Trace Assist, Road Sign Assist and Automatic High beam. Corolla customers also get access to the 'MyT' connected car app, via which you get lock the doors, operate the lights and bring up a vehicle 'health check' on your smartphone, all from wherever you are.