The long-awaited Toyota GR Corolla has been revealed by Toyota GAZOO Racing.
The new rally-inspired vehicle is larger and more powerful than the GR Yaris, and it is powered by a turbocharged 1.6-liter three-cylinder engine that can generate 300 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and send that power through a six-speed manual transmission and onto all four wheels. The 4WD system may be adjusted to provide you greater control of the car, with options including 50/50 front/rear, 60/40 front/rear, and the extreme 30/70 front/rear. The normal model has open differentials on both axles, but a limited-slip differential is available in the Performance Package and comes standard in the Circuit Edition.
Apart from the engine, the suspension consists of MacPherson struts up front and a double-wishbone layout in the back, with 18- and 16-inch vented brake discs, 18-inch gloss black 15-spoke cast alloy wheels, and 235/40R18 Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tyres. All four doors and the trunk lid are made of lightweight aluminium, while additional welds and adhesives strengthen the chassis.
Core models of the GR Corolla will be available for the first year of sales, and they will include such amenities as sports seats, aluminium pedals, automated emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, and a year’s membership to the National Auto Sport Association. A Performance Package, a Technology Package, and a Cold Weather Package will be available as add-ons. After that, in 2023, the GR Corolla’s Circuit Edition will be released with a refreshed exterior, a redesigned black and red interior, an autographed shift knob, and automatic climate control.
Toyota has not released any information on pricing at this time, so interested parties will have to wait for further announcements.