The first ever GR Corolla is the new shining star on wheels, that will have the young and young at heart falling in love with that compact-yet-powerful G16E-GTS turbocharged, three-cylinder engine that pumps out an impressive 300 horsepower. This is the ride that will have you begging for a curvy road or even adding a track day to your weekly must-do.
This new GR Corolla will come in three grades: the Core Grade, Circuit Edition, and the limited, track-focused, MORIZO Edition. GR Corolla Core grade is at dealerships now and the MORIZO Edition is expected in Winter 2023 and Circuit Edition is expected in Spring 2023.
Coverage on the Core grade and MORIZO Edition are ready for a future post, as we spotlight this Circuit Edition. Along with the Core grade and MORIZO Edition, the Circuit Edition is our choice for your first new car and a fab choice for those adding a 2nd vehicle to the household..Rooted in rally racing, developed under the master driver Akio Toyoda and inspired by Toyota’s sports car lineage, GR Corolla is a true driver’s car.
Exclusively available with an intelligent Manual Transmission (iMT), GR Corolla’s short throw shifter and moderately tuned clutch will keep you engaged with hands-on thrills. iMT is off by default for drivers who prefer finding the rev on their own but is easily turned on by the push of a button to the left of the steering wheel. For further responsiveness customization, Eco, Sport, Track, and Custom drive mode selector comes standard on all grades.
Sad to say that the Circuit Edition will be a limited-run model available for 2023 only so contact Toyota ASAP. Standard colors are Ice Cap, Supersonic Red and Heavy Metal (our test car) with the same GR-FOUR stamped side rockers and wide fenders as the Core grade. It adds a forged carbon fiber roof, vented bulge hood, a sporty rear spoiler, Brin-Naub® suede and synthetic leather-trimmed trimmed sport seats with red accents and a leather-wrapped MORIZO signed shift knob.
An added plus comes with your GR Corolla. A year’s Complimentary 1-year membership to the National Auto Sport Association, featuring a High-Performance Driving Event with expert instruction aimed to help the driver master the art of the ride.