The official premiere of the Toyota GR Corolla has been celebrated, revealing a powerful and aggressive hatchback from Gazoo Racing.
The famous Japanese compact surprises with the new version Toyota GR Corolla 2023 applied to its hatchback format. Reviewed by sports division gazoo racingthe vehicle has received ‘super powers’ and a Rally-inspired aesthetic.
The nascent ‘hot-hatch’ will be built at a dedicated GR factory located in Motomachi, Japan where, according to the manufacturer, various manual assembly techniques. It will be a model with global reach, confirmed in Europe and North America.
This is how the segment of the sports compacts expands the options for customers, and where GR Corolla will face other powerful such as Subaru WRX and Volkswagen Golf R. In power termsToyota’s model falls between these two.
Technical adjustments in the new Toyota GR Corolla
Toyota GR Corolla 2023 is based on a reinforced version of the TNGA-C platform which has more welding points and a structural Adhesive, as the brand called it, to increase the rigidity of the union between the components.
The suspension now has a setting of MacPherson strut with coil springs, shock absorbers, stabilizer bars and double-wishbone multi-link at the rear. It can also be equipped with differentials limited slip front and rear.
The new ‘hot-hatch’ incorporates an aluminum hood and front door panels in favor of minimize weight gain. Performance components are complemented by 18-inch wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tires and brakes with aluminum tweezers four piston.
Drive system and safety
Turning to the review under the hood, there is a turbocharged 1.6-liter three-cylinder engine that delivers 300 horse power and 370 Nm of torque. The gearbox is a six-speed manual and is equipped with the traction system GR-Four.
This system is adjustable and offers front and rear power distributions in proportions 60:40, 50:50 and 30:70 according to the preferences of the driver. The figures of his benefits were not reported, but the details of his safety equipment.
In this section, it has the driver assistance system Toyota Sense of Safety 3.0 that includes more than 10 features, adding to a trial subscription of Toyota Safety Connect that delivers collision notifications, emergency assistance and roadside assistance.
Interior design and apparel
With a Rally-inspired aesthetic, the 2023 GR Corolla features an aggressive exterior design with a wide body kit with bulging wheel arches, large front grille, vertical air intakes and prominent side skirts.
From the rear view we notice the new exhaust system from stainless steel three-pointed, as well as a rear spoiler that accentuate its sporty concept. It is generally distinguished from the rest of the range by the blacked-out finish applied to the main fittings.
on board presents sport seats suede and synthetic leather with mesh inserts and red stitching. Heated seats and steering wheel, eight-speaker JBL premium audio system, and automatic climate control system. soon to be announced prices and sales dates.
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Jessica Paola Vera Garcia. Source: Toyota