Toyota Corolla Ascent 'Sport' special edition launched
16th July, 2010
Toyota has launched a new Corolla hatchback special
edition with alloy wheels, new aerodynamic features and improved audio equipment and interior features
compared with the Corolla Ascent on which it is based.
The Corolla Ascent Sport has $1,600 of additional specification at just $510 additional cost.
Only 1,500 special edition models will be produced in Japan.
Toyota offers Corolla Ascent Sport as a hatchback only, with the choice of manual or automatic
Manufacturer's List Price* (MLP*) begin at $22,250* for the six-speed manual transmission model.
An optional safety pack can be specified for $500. It adds three SRS airbags (two side curtain-shield
airbags and driver's knee airbag) to Corolla Ascent's driver and front-passenger airbags and front-seat
The new special edition's additional specification (over and above Corolla Ascent hatch) begins with
16-inch alloy "blade" wheels with 205/55R16 tyres in lieu of 15-inch steel wheels. The 16-inch alloy
wheels and lower-profile tyres improve handling by increasing the vehicle's cornering stiffness compared
with the 15-inch diameter steel wheels.
In addition, Corolla Ascent Sport has front foglamps, Ascent 'Sport' badge and an aerodynamic kit
consisting of a front spoiler and a larger rear spoiler.
Exterior colour availability has been increased to eight colours with the addition of Tidal Blue,
which was exclusive to Levin SX and ZR.
Inside, the Toyota Corolla Ascent Sport has the new Gen Y audio head unit with monochromatic LCD
display, amber backlighting, joystick, single CD player, Bluetooth™** phone hands-free capability,
Bluetooth™ streaming functionality, USB connectivity and 3.5mm input audio jack.
It also has cruise control, a premium steering wheel and premium gearshift knob.
A 12V accessory socket is fitted as standard equipment in place of a cigarette lighter.
All Corolla models have vehicle stability control and traction control as standard equipment.
* Price is the manufacturer's list price (MLP) and does not include the various statutory charges or
dealer delivery fees.
** The Bluetooth word mark is owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. Bluetooth™ will only operate with
telephones enabled with compatible Bluetooth™ wireless technology (HFP (Hands Free Profile) v1.0 or
later and OPP (Object Push Profile) v1.1 or later international standards.