2023 Toyota GR Corolla hot hatch rims closer to Australia

Government documents reveal the GR Corolla is about to turn, with a two-seat version focused on the track.

The 2023 Toyota GR Corolla One step away from local showrooms, with the high-performance hatchback appearing on an official Australian government database.

Toyota received approval for the GR Corolla from the Ministry of Infrastructure on Thursday, indicating that the arrival of the model – previously indicated between October and December 2022 – is very close.

It is understood that only 500 models of the GR Corolla were initially brought here, with variants introduced for the Australian market 220 kW From 1.6L Turbocharged Three-Cylinder Petrol Engine – 4 kW reduction compared to outdoor models thanks to “market specific tuning”.

Despite the slight shortcoming, the GR Corolla still had an advantage of 20 kW over its smaller sister – the GR Yaris.

Power is sent to all four wheels via a six-speed manual transmission, with the car able to split its 370 Nm of torque output from 50:50 to 30:70 front to rear.

While Toyota Australia has yet to announce local pricing, vetted dealers said in May 2022 leader They expected the hot slot to sell for between $60,000 and $70,000 – although this has not been confirmed.

Read Toyota Australia statement issued to leader in time.

“As with previous GR models, Toyota currently expects to supply the GR Corolla to Australia to be limited in its initial production volumes and we will continue to negotiate to obtain as much supply as possible for this new high-performance model.”

Like the GR Yaris, the GR Corolla has had to go through a separate approval process with the infrastructure department, likely due to structural changes to its chassis compared to the standard Corolla on which it is based.

Despite numerous changes to improve chassis rigidity and improve handling on the hatchback, a more powerful version of the GR Corolla is on the way next year.

Known as ‘Morizo ‚Äč‚ÄčEdition’ in overseas markets – named after a nickname used by Toyota president Akio Toyoda during the race – the car loses its rear seats to contribute to a 30kg weight savings, sees further improvements to its chassis and suspension, and becomes sturdier than the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 track tires, and gains 30 Nm with a total of 400 Nm.

with purchase orders 2023 Toyota GR Corolla Prices and local time will be announced soon.

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Ben Zakaria

Ben Zakaria is an automotive writer and journalist from Melbourne, who has been in the automotive industry for over 15 years. Ben was a former interstate truck driver and completed his MBA in Finance in early 2021. He is considered an expert in classic car investing.

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