Appearance: The body is very similar to the Corolla Sport
The 18-inch rims also contribute to the sporty, aggressive look of the GR Corolla. Speaking of sporty: the rear is adorned with a distinctive roof edge spoiler and three exhaust tailpipes. The latter are equipped with silencers to reduce both exhaust pressure and noise.
Interior: sports car with space for the whole family
Despite its racetrack image, the GR Corolla offers space for a whole family: It comes with five doors and five seats. For the driver, however, everything is designed for driving pleasure. The shift lever is positioned in such a way that gear changes are as quick as possible. Enthusiasts should also like the manual handbrake. It was specially not electrified, so you can still drift in the old style.
However, the TFT info display developed for the GR series has been modernized. The system should now be even more geared towards sporty driving than before.
Technology: GR Corolla with reinforced GR Yaris engine
Under the hood of the Toyota GR Corolla is a reinforced version of the 1.6 liter turbocharged in-line three-cylinder from the GR Yaris. It puts an impressive 304 hp and 370 Nm of torque on the road – and it weighs just 1474 kg! The many horses must be controlled with a manual six-speed gearbox. Toyota has not yet commented on the performance.
Models: GR Corolla “Circuit” will look even more brutal
The GR Corolla will be launched in the US and Japan in two model variants: Core and Circuit. The basic equipment Core comes with widened fenders, door sills with the lettering “GR-Four” and sports seats made of fabric.
The Circuit will be launched in 2023. It gets additional extras compared to the Core: including a carbon roof, a domed hood and suede sports seats. The Circuit will only appear in a limited edition.
Price: GR Corolla arguably cheaper than main competitor Golf R
The Toyota GR Corolla will be launched in Japan in 2023 at the earliest. Unfortunately, it is still unclear whether it will then also be available in Europe – in addition to the USA.