24/10/2018 Update: Details about the New 2018 Corolla Hatch can be found here…
The current version of the Toyota Corolla hatchback (E180) is known as a Toyota Auris outside of New Zealand and Australia. It’s been available here since 2012 and all models come with an immobiliser as standard and remote central locking.
This makes it suitable for an OEM upgrade alarm. My recommendation is the Cobra AK4218 Toyota alarm which offers full control via the factory remote and allows the ultrasonic sensors to be turned off upon arming.
The Cobra AK4615 CAN-BUS alarm is also a good option, but it does lack ultrasonic de-selection via the remote.
Here are some photos of what you’ll see after the install:
What if you own an older Corolla Hatchback?
The previous generation Corolla was the E150 (2006-2012) which also comes with factory keyless entry and immobiliser as standard.
I shall cover the Sedan and Wagon version of the Corolla another time as the current models are different vehicles in their own right even though they share the Corolla name tag.
The Toyota Blade (2006-2012) is based on the Corolla chassis.
It comes with a proximity smart key and push to start so will not work with the AK4218. But the AK4615 CAN-BUS alarm is a great option.
What to expect from the alarm:
- Digital battery back-up siren and horn honk
- Ultrasonic internal protection
- Ultrasonic disable via O/E remote Key (AK4218 only)
- LED over-ride emergency disarm
- Cobra Remote Option (AK4615 only)
- For full details check out the Cobra page