New 300hp Toyota GR Corolla: Features, Specs, and Release Date

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Toyota has taken the humble Corolla and gave it their special touch with the GR racing team...

The catch and unique features...

  • New Toyota GR Corolla Model
  • Hot version of Corolla Hatchback
  • Aggressive styling and aerodynamic kit (helping with downforce and performance)
  • 1.6-litre three-cylinder engine
  • 300hp and 370Nm of torque (That's right, it goes!)
  • Launching in Canada for start of 2023

2023 Toyota GR Corolla Price and Competition

There is a significant difference in price from one to the next and that is to due with the performance and suspension of the vehicle. The price of the 2023 Toyota GR Corolla in Canada will start at a competitive MSRP of $48,000 for the Core, increasing to $57,000 for the Circuit Edition and $66,000 for the Morizo Edition. 

Rivals will include the latest Volkswagen Golf R and the upcoming Civic Type R FE2. However the GR Corolla will feature a race-track inspired three-pot and playful chassis to be even more fun. Follow the social media of our dealer to be updated with any news on delivery dates and pre-orders.

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New Toyota GR Corolla Exterior

This is by far the most aggressive and aerodynamic interpretation we have seen from the Corolla lineup. From any angle, the Toyota GR corolla's exterior has been embellished by race-track inspired touches that are both functional and eye-catching. 

At the back, the first element to catch your eyes will be the triple exhaust with stainless steep pipes. The design lowers exhaust pressure and outside noise, and the three-piece muffler with valves boosts efficiency. Both models have a rear lower bumper cover with functional air vents, including a gloss-black finish for the Circuit Edition. The latter model also boasts a carbon fiber roof. This roof. This roof is fashioned from a forged carbon sheet molding compound instead of a woven type, further lowering the center of gravity.

Toyota GR Corolla Interior and Cargo

As with the exterior, Toyota Gazoo Racing implemented a raft of changes to the regular Corolla's cabin for this GR model. Unsurprisingly, many of these changes take place in the vicinity of the driver's seat. A new GR full TFT meter measures 12.3 inches and displays helpful information like turbo measure, the selected 4WD mode, and the gear position indicator. The shift lever has a shorter stroke for quicker throws, and the analog nature of the car is reflected in the use of pull-type mechanical parking brake. A classic GR-Sport steering wheel is standard on the Circuit Edition, which also gets a "Morizo" signed shift knob inside

Adding to the race-track inspired feel of the Toyota GR Corolla's interior are seats with upholstered in Brin Naub suede and synthetic leather, with red stitching and red mesh inserts for the Circuit Edition (yes, very fancy!). These seats are finished in fabric with gray stitching for the Core trim. The Morizo has an Ultrasuede-wrapped steering wheel, semi bucket sport seats with red stitching and red mesh inserts, and a signature knob.

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Toyota GR Corolla Dimensions

The 2023 Toyota GR Corolla is 1.5 inches longer and 2.4  inches wider. The 103.9-inch wheelbase is common to both models, but the Toyota GR Corolla's unique dimensions include a length of 173.5 inches, a width of 72.9 inches, and a height of 58.2 inches including the antenna.

The curb weight of the GR Corolla is 3,252 pounds, close to 200 lbs more than the front-wheel-drive Corolla Hatchback. That weight rises to 3,262 lbs with the dual LSD option. Heaviest of all is the Circuit Edition at 3,285 lbs, while the Morizo edition - with no back seat - is the lightest - weighing in at 3,186 lbs.

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