Toyota launches the GR Corolla

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing (TGR) held the world premiere of the all-new GR Corolla in Long Beach, California, USA, on March 31. Today in the Toyota family, there is the GR Supra, GR Yaris, GR Vios and the GR86. Including the GR Corolla, which comes in as a hatchback, would allow Toyota to push interesting performance models across different market segments. I have heard through the various WhatsApp channels that all 17 models of the GR Corolla have already been booked, so buyers who didn’t get it might have to resort to purchasing the GR Corolla via recon dealers instead.

I definitely can’t wait to see the car live when it arrives here. Even now I am awed by the performance of the GR Yaris especially at Sepang. What more can we expect from this car!

Main specifications of the all-new GR Corolla (development target values for the North American market)

Length [mm] 4,410
Width [mm] 1,850
Height [mm] 1,480 mm including antenna; the roof height is 1,455 mm
Wheelbase [mm] 2,640
Track Front [mm] 1,590
Rear [mm] 1,620
Seating capacity 5
Vehicle weight [kg] 1,475
Engine 1.6-liter in-line three-cylinder intercooler turbo engine
Type G16E-GTS
Bore x stroke [mm] 87.5 x 89.7
Total displacement [liters] 1.618
Compression ratio 10.5
Maximum output [kW(PS)/rpm] 224 (304)/6,500
Maximum torque [N・m (kgf・m)/rpm] 370 (37.7)/3,000-5,550
Transmission iMT (6-speed manual transmission)
Driveline GR-FOUR 4WD system
Electronic multi-plate clutch 4WD (with 3 selectable modes)
Gear ratio
1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / Reverse
3.538 / 2.238 / 1.535 / 1.162 / 1.081 / 0.902 / 3.831
Reduction ratio
1-4 / 5, 6, Reverse
4.058 / 3.45
Differentials Front Torsen®*7LSD
Rear Torsen®*7LSD
Suspension Front MacPherson strut
Rear Double wishbone
Brakes Front Ventilated disk (18-inch aluminum opposed 4-pot calipers)
Rear Ventilated disk (16-inch aluminum opposed 2-pot calipers)
Wheels 18-inch, Gloss Black, 15-spoke, cast alloy
Tires (front/rear) 235/40R18 Michelin Pilot Sport 4
Fuel tank capacity [liters] 50

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