The Toyota Corolla leads sales in the passenger car market yet again this year (no surprise there).

The reason being its ordinary, no-fuss, uncomplicated approach, not because there is any feature that is particularly outstanding.

It’s this averageness that brings buyers back time and time again to something that is consistent, predictable, trusted, straightforward and value for money.

Under the spotlight this week was the top of the range Corolla ZR auto hatchback priced from $30,020.


The Corolla looks like, well…..a Corolla.

With its pointy, sloping nose the Toyota Corolla shape hasn’t changed all that much and is unmistakable and inoffensive.

Take a walk around and you’ll see a body kit with side skirts, a front spoiler, 17” alloy wheels and headlamp washers.

2018 Toyota Corolla ZRInterior

The interior of the Toyota Corolla is bland (or you could say safe) even in the highest model grade.

Black plastic is the flavour of the day and it looks like the updated, modern touchscreen and A/C controls have been thrown onto the existing dashboard creating some disharmony.

Below this is the usual centre console storage area which in this case is really, really small. The cavity is already tiny and