The GR Corolla remains a performance bargain.
Full pricing and lineup information for the 2024 Toyota GR Corolla has finally been revealed, and the news is good, as the price has remained impressive while another new trim has been added to the roster.
The Core trim level carries over unchanged, starting at $36,100 (not including destination), a price increase of just $200 compared to last year. But the important news is that a new Premium grade has been added to the lineup with a $39,920. This middle trim includes the front and rear Torsen limited-slip differentials, red brake calipers, and GR Brin Naub suede seats as standard equipment. Other standard features include front/rear parking sensors, JBL Premium Audio, and a wireless charger.
These features are all optional on the Core, except for the suede seats, which are not available. The GR Corolla Premium will come in Heavy Metal (Premium exclusive), Ice Cap, Black, and Supersonic Red paint options.
Toyota previously announced that the Circuit Edition would return for 2024. It now costs $44,740 (up from $42,900) and will come in two colors: Blue Flame (new for 2024) and Ice Cap. This trim adds lightweight forged aluminum 18-inch BBS wheels, a hood bulge, forged carbon fiber roof, black rear spoiler, black rocker graphics, leather shift knob with carbon fiber top, and blue stitching on the interior. Sadly, the extreme Morizo Edition with its rear seat delete, sticker tires, and other weight-reducing measures is not listed for 2024, but we know it's only a matter of time before another similar special edition arrives.
All GR Corolla models get some non-visible changes, including a revised front aeroduct, chassis tweaks, and mounting bolt changes to the steering, rear suspension, and battery ground.
The buzzy 1.6-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine is unchanged for 2024. It still delivers 300 horsepower (100 hp per cylinder) and 273 lb-ft of torque. Drive goes out through a six-speed manual transmission to a GR-Four all-wheel drive system that can send 60% of the power to the front wheels, split it 50:50, or send 70% to the rear.
"The response to the GR Corolla has been incredible," said Mike Tripp, vice president of marketing and communications at Toyota. "This model has captured a passion for driving, and by adding the Premium grade with standard high-performance components and an upgraded interior, we can give fans even more ways to enjoy this rowdy hot hatch."
The 2024 GR Corolla will hit US Toyota dealerships later this year, hopefully without the insane dealer markups.