2023 Toyota GR Corolla hatchback launched with 300hp turbo engine
Japanese automaker Toyota has finally taken the wraps off its high-performance hatchback, the 2023 Corolla GR. It is developed by Gazoo Racing, the company's performance and motorsports division. The hot-hatch is offered in two trims: Core and Circuit Editions. The four-wheeler will be up for grabs in the global market later this year. However, it is unlikely to come to India.
- The 2023 Toyota GR Corolla is an ode to those who missed parking lot shenanigans behind the wheels of a hot-hatch. Toyota is known for its brand of utility-oriented cars, but this beast of a hatchback is nothing like that.
- The track-ready car is built to be performance-oriented but that hasn't stopped the company from making it a looker.
The 2023 Toyota GR Corolla is based on the GA-C platform and features a sculpted hood, a sloping roofline, upswept headlights, a carbon roof, and a gaping front bumper with air vents. It is flanked by sharp body lines, blacked-out B-pillars, and 18-inch alloy wheels with a gloss-black finish. Wrap-around taillamps, a large spoiler, and three exhaust tips grace the rear.
The 2023 Toyota GR Corolla runs on a 1.6-liter, 3-cylinder, turbocharged G16E-GTS engine that generates 300hp/370Nm. The mill is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox with rev-match functionality. The car also has GR-Four all-wheel-drive system.
The 2023 Toyota GR Corolla features a blacked-out cabin with suede and synthetic leather upholstery with red accents, heated front seats, automatic climate control, a signed shift knob, and a heated multifunctional steering wheel. It houses a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment panel with support for connectivity features. Moreover, multiple airbags and Toyota Safety Sense 3.0 ensure passengers' safety.
Toyota is yet to disclose the pricing details of the GR Corolla. However, we expect it to be priced at around $40,000. In the global market, the Core Edition will go on sale later this year while the Circuit Edition can be expected in 2023.