2023 Toyota GR Corolla Super Hot Hatch Gets 300 BHP.

Toyota GR Corolla

The Toyota Corolla GR is even more powerful than the GR Yaris with 300bhp.

Toyota GR Corolla

Introduction to Toyota GR Corolla

The all-new Toyota GR Corolla is about to launch globally, powered with the same 1.6L, inline 3 engine with a massive 300bhp of power. Overall stance is compact hot hatch type and the rear has a wider body for racing circumstances. Comes equipped with GR-FOUR-AWD, which distributes the power 50/50 to 30/70 automatically. The GR Corolla also stands for Gazoo Racing Corolla, because it is a built-in partner with the Gazoo Racing company.

Here we’ll discuss Toyota’s GR Corolla price in India, Specifications, Features, goods & bads, and so on. So do fasten the seat belts and be ready.

Toyota GR Corolla Price in India

If somehow Toyota could bring the GR Corolla through the CBU/CKD unit. The price will be set up at a high point. As of now, we are expecting, the Toyota GR Corolla price in India could be Rs 14.50-18.50 lakh, ex-showroom.

Toyota GR Corolla launch date

The GR Corolla hot hatch is an all-new built car by the manufacturer, but the elements and parts are taken from the younger sibling Toyota GR Yaris. As of now, Toyota has not launched the GR Yaris in India, So the same expectations we have with the GR Corolla too.

The expected launch date of this hot hatch in India is in the mid or last of 2023 if happens. Otherwise, the costly import route will be the single and last option. With the import route, heavy duties will be imposed and the Toyota GR Corolla car price in India would be doubled or tripled.

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Toyota GR Corolla Colour Options

  • Gunmetal Grey
  • Fire Red
  • White Pearl

Key Features

  • Powerful 1.6l, inline 3 engine
  • 300 bhp of power
  • Adaptive Four Wheel Driver System
  • Normal, Sport, and Track Modes
  • 18-inches Gloss Black Wheels
  • Forged Carbon Fibre Rood
  • Vented Hood
  • Synthetic Leather Seats
  • Circuit Tuned Suspension
  • Michelin Pilot Sport 4 Tyres
  • Torsen Limited Slip Differential

Toyota GR Corolla Overview

Design

Sharp lines, aggressive face, wider tracks, and lower height are enough to make it looks like a beast. The vented functional hood, large radiator grille, and fabulous aerodynamics help the GR Corolla to stance more sporty. Thus there is no need to fight for attention.

The 18-inches Glossy Black wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tyres are inevitable and grab surface with great traction. Also, the rear top spoiler derives the air perfectly to the backward and doesn’t affect the car’s momentum.

Other than this, it features the rear with curved led tail lights. scooped rear bumper, diffuser, and a Toyota badge.

Exterior Features:

  • LED Headlights and Tail lights
  • 18-inches Glossy Black Alloy Wheel
  • Functional Vented Hood
  • Top Mounted Spoiler
  • Wider Tracks

“Features Aggressive looks, vented hood, and 18-inched wheels”

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Interior

As we can clearly see the supreme exterior of the Toyota Corolla GR, now is the time to wrap off from the interior. The first and foremost thing we clearly see in the photos is the GR (Gazoo Racing) badging on the headrests of the seats. Also except for this, the steering wheel is also the sporty GR Corolla one and looks derived from the GR Yaris.

The elements from the Gazoo Racing Corolla are super awesome and the unique gauge cluster is just beyond the imagination and boosts up the excitement to another level. Standard pieces of equipment include the ambient interior lighting, a six-way adjustable driver and co-passenger seat, Pust Button Start, key-less entry, and so on.

Interior Features:

  • Automatic Climate Control
  • Heated Seats
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Faux leather upholstery
  • 8.0-inch Touchscreen Infotainment System

“The GR elements are everywhere in the interior while the features are also top-notch”

Engine and Transmission

There is a 3-Cylinder 1.6L engine that powers the Toyota Corolla Hatchback GR. This engine is derived from its younger sibling GR Yaris, but here the power is increased to 300 bhp. The 43 more bhp than Yaris Hatchback makes it evidently fast and furious. Where the Yaris has a CVT option as well but the Corolla GR has only a 6-Speed Manual Transmission option.

The 300 bhp of power delivers to the wheels through the GR-Four-AWD system. This AWD delivers the powers to all the four wheels via 40/60 for everyday usage, 50/50 for getting maximum traction for racing, and a 30/70 for the enthusiasts to do drifting/donuts.

However, the Toyota GR Corolla has 300 bhp of power grunt but yet it has decent fuel economy. Still, thanks to the 1.6L, inline 3-Cylinder small engine. It provides Toyota GR Corolla mileage of 12-14 km/l or 8 mpg.

Performance Features:

  • 300 Bhp of peak power
  • AWD Powertrain
  • 6-Speed Manual Transmission
  • Power Split Option in Powertrain

Toyota GR Corolla Specifications

Toyota GR CorollaSpecifications
Engine1.6L, Inline 3-Cylinder
Displacement1618cc
Power (in bhp)300 bhp @ 6,500 rpm
Torque (in Nm)370 Nm @ 3,000-5,000 rpm
Transmission6-Speed MT
PowertrainGR-FOUR-AWD
Compression Ratio10.5
Front DifferentialTorsen LSD
Rear DifferentialTorsen LSD
Front BrakesVentilated disk (18-inch aluminum opposed to 4-pot calipers)
Rear BrakesVentilated disk (16-inch aluminum opposed to 2-pot calipers)
Wheels18-inch, Gloss Black, 15-spoke, cast alloy
Tyres235/40R18 Michelin Pilot Sport 4
Fuel tank capacity50L

Dimensions

Toyota GR CorollaDimensions (in mm.)
Length4410 mm
Width1850 mm
Height1455 mm
WheelBase2640 mm
Front Track1590 mm
Rear Track1620 mm
Seating Capacity5
Vehicle Weight1475 kgs

Pros and Cons

  • Powerful Engine
  • Wider Tracks
  • GR-FOUR-AWD
  • Conjusted Interior
  • Lack of Features

Verdict

The GR Corolla Hatchback is an immensely powerful machine, even with a smaller displacement engine of 1618cc. The wider tracks let the car play around the corners and also offers great traction too. Inside the cabin is well packed and the GR treatment on the seats and on the steering wheel gives it a sporty appeal.

After the Toyota GR Yaris, the GR Corolla is way more advanced and powerful, the Gazoo Racing team has made this machine by keeping the rally championships in mind. So it really offers so many customize options. So building a Toyota Corolla GR Hatchback according to your taste won’t be any big issue.

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Toyota GR Corolla FAQs

The all-new GR Corolla has showcased on 31 March 2022 and the launch date would be the first quarter of 2023.
As of now, the GR Corolla is only launched with a 6-Speed Manual Transmission with a GR-FOUR-AWD powertrain.
The GR Corolla has Toyota's advanced GR-FOUR-AWD. This can adjust the power b/w front and rear wheels in a ratio of 40/60, 50/50, and 30/70 accordingly.
The GR Corolla has a turbocharged 1.6L, Inline 3-Cylinder engine with a power grunt of 300 Bhp.

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