2010 Toyota Corolla Ascent Sport Special Edition Announced

Mike Stevens | Jul 19, 2010

Continuing its run of limited edition models, Toyota Australia has this week announced the 2010 Toyota Corolla Ascent 'Sport' Special Edition, limited to 1500 hatchback units.

The release of the special edition variant follows the launch late last year of the updated-for-2010 Toyota Corolla hatch range.

Bringing $1600 worth of styling and equipment upgrades unique to this special edition, the Corolla Ascent Sport costs just $510 more than the regular Ascent variant.

Features include 16-inch alloy 'blade' wheels, shod with 205/55R16 tyres, replacing the regular 15-inch steel wheels. Fog lamps are featured in the front bumper, along with a small lip spoiler. Updates to the rear end include a large top-mounted spoiler and a unique 'Ascent Sport' badge.

Exterior colour options have expanded to eight choices with the addition of Tidal Blue, previously exclusive to the Levin SX and ZR.

Click to read TMR's review of the 2010 Toyota Corolla Conquest hatch.

Inside, the Ascent Sport gets Toyota's new 'Gen Y' audio system, including a monochromatic LCD display, amber backlighting, joystick controller, single CD player, Bluetooth hands-free and audio streaming, and USB and 3.5mm aux connectivity.

Cruise control, sports steering wheel and gear shift and a 12v accessory power socket round out the interior features.

An optional safety pack can be added for a futher $500, which adds two side curtain-shield airbags and a driver's knee airbag to the existing driver and front-passenger airbags and front-seat airbags.

Pricing and Availability

The Corolla Ascent Sport is available with both manual and automatic transmissions, priced from $22,500 (Manufacturer's List Price, does not include dealer delivery or on-road costs).

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  • Liam From Canberra says,
    5 years ago
    BYO cardigans, or do they throw a couple in?
  • Shaun Camilleri says,
    5 years ago
    that cardigan joke still going around?
    • Wheelnut
      Wheelnut says,
      5 years ago
      Yeah so is the whitegoods joke.. as is the stereotype about [the majority of] Holden/Ford owners being bogans..
  • PeterG says,
    5 years ago
    Who cares if they wear cardigans
    .Psssst cardis are now in fashion in case you did not know. .
    Only SS, R8 ,Turbo 6 are bogan (in that order).The cars good value buys no doubt but spoiled by too many fluoro green tops trying to be heros.
  • Lisa Preston says,
    5 years ago
    Well I'll stay on topic....................obviously Mazda 3 is having an impact on Corolla sales when they start throwing in the freebie's............... seems you can buy German for this price also these days........... still expensive, sorry !