Expected to arrive in the US for the 2023 model year, the Toyota GR Corolla is the long-awaited hot hatchback version of the popular Corolla hatchback. No sedan body style will be offered. Toyota has refused to give away any details at this time, but sources indicate the GR Corolla will come powered by the same 1.6-liter three-cylinder engine used in the overseas-only GR Yaris. Expect around 257 horsepower or so.
Another very attractive and expected feature is a standard all-wheel drive system with rear-biased torque and limited-slip differentials. This would give the GR Corolla the upper edge agains the Honda Civic Type R and VW Golfo GTI. The only other AWD hot hatch currently on the market is the Golf R.
A number of exterior and interior styling enhancements are expected along with plenty of "GR" badges. A full reveal could happen sometime next year.
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1.6L Turbo Inline-3 Gas
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