Toyota unveiled the Toyota GR Corolla Hatchback on Thursday night in Long Beach, California. The GR is significantly more powerful than the normal, front-wheel-drive Corolla hatchback, thanks to all-wheel drive and a 300-horsepower turbocharged 3-cylinder engine. GR is an abbreviation for Toyota’s racing squad, Gazoo Racing. It only comes with one transmission option, a six-speed manual. The vehicle does not have an automatic transmission of any kind. Toyota president Akio Toyoda, an avid racer, was said to have been intimately engaged in the car’s development.
Toyota GR Corolla Hatchback
The GR Corolla is inspired by the rally vehicles and lets the driver to change the front-to-rear power distribution of the all-wheel-drive system from 60/40 to 50/50 or 30/70 to improve the handling.
The Core and Circuit Editions will be available, with the latter including front and rear limited slip differentials for greater track performance. The LSDs are likewise optional on the Core, which serves as a blank canvas for customization.
Toyota GR Corolla Hatchback Features
- 8-Inch Touchscreen Infotainment System with Hey Toyota Voice Assistance.
- Automatic Climate Control.
- Heated Front Seats and Steering Wheel.
- 6 Speakers.
- Android Auto.
- Apple Car play.
- Amazon Alexa Compatibility.
- Power Windows With One-Touch Auto Up/Down.
Toyota GR Corolla Hatchback Exterior
The Circuit Grade has a gloss-black front grille with integrated LED fog lights. Both grades come standard with auto-on/off LED headlights and LED DRLs.
The basic body structure of the Toyota Corolla Sport, which is based on the GA-C platform, was used in the design of the GR Corolla, making it quite a looker from all sides. The black GR badged functional matrix grille is flanked on both sides by functional air ducts on the GR Corolla.
The roof of the Circuit Edition is built of forged carbon sheet molding compound. This lightweight, highly stiff material saves weight over a steel roof and helps reduce the car’s center of gravity.
The bonnet and front door panels are made of aluminum, with light and strong high-tensile steel employed in essential sections to ensure the car’s structure can safely absorb and dissipate collision forces.
The wider stance is created by the 20mm wider front fenders and 30mm wider rear fenders. The triple tailpipes of a muffler intended to increase the power of the 1.6-litre turbocharged inline three-cylinder engine highlight its powerful and sporty rear end. 18-inch 15-spoke gloss black alloy wheels with red brake calipers.
2023 Toyota GR Corolla Hatchback Interior
The interior of the GR Corolla has also been updated to give it a sportier feel. Faux-leather sports seats, as well as red stitching and GR badges, make an appearance.
There’s now a 12-inch digital driver’s display and an improved 8-inch infotainment system. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are now standard on the latter.
Toyota GR Corolla Hatchback Specifications
|Engine||1.6-Liter In-Line Three-Cylinder Intercooler Turbo Engine|
|Maximum Torque||370 Nm And 3,000 to 5,550rpm|
|Transmission||imt (6-Speed Manual Transmission)|
|Suspension||Macpherson Strut (Front)
Double Wishbone (Rear)
|Fuel Tank Capacity||50 Liters|
|Wheels||18-Inch, Gloss Black, 15-Spoke, Cast Alloy|
|Tires (Front/Rear)||235/40r18 Michelin Pilot Sport 4|
|Height||1,480 Mm Including Antenna; The Roof Height Is 1,455 Mm|
Now let’s talk about the safety measures in the all-new Toyota GR Corolla hatchback which is as follows:
Advanced Safety and Security
Toyota Safety Sense, the latest active safety package, is standard and offers the combination of everyday safety and protection and sports car driving pleasure.
Toyota GR Corolla Hatchback Price
The Toyota GR Corolla Hatchback’s price has yet to be announced, but it will be available to buyers before the end of the year. Confirmation of its availability in other markets, including right-hand drive markets such as Japan and Australia, has yet to be confirmed, but whether right-hand drive production is indeed on the cards, there is still hope that the United States, the United Kingdom, and India will be able to access it one day.