Toyota GR Corolla teased ahead of 1st April unveiling

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Since their inception, it could appear as if the Toyota Gazoo Racing division by no means sleeps, by no means takes its foot off the gasoline, and continues to impress us with astounding vehicles writes Ryan de Villiers.

From the rally-bred 3-cylinder GR Yaris to the upcoming GR86, as effectively the controversial GR Supra, the following addition to the GR lineup has been a very long time coming – it’s in fact a considerably beefed-up model of the quite bizarre Toyota Corolla Hatchback. Brace yourselves for the Toyota GR Corolla…. 

The revealing of the automotive will occur on the first of April at 15h30. To look at the stay unveiling, click on here.  

The high-performance Corolla has been teased for fairly a while and through an American promotional video for the GR86, just a few college students showcase the entrance finish of the upcoming efficiency Corolla. The second sighting occurred after a picture was posted on social media, lurking within the background the extremely anticipated and mysterious Toyota GR Corolla. 

Concrete energy figures and extra particulars of the automotive’s internal workings will doubtless be introduced when the automotive is unveiled however for now, it’s secure to imagine that the Corolla will inherit the little however very capable-1,6-litre 3-cylinder engine from the GR Yaris. This motor produces 198 kW and 360 N.m within the GR Yaris however earlier data means that it may have an influence output of round 199 kW within the GR Corolla. If the facility determine speculations are right, this 1 375 kg hatchback might be reworked right into a formidable hot-hatchback. 


The Toyota GR Corolla has been labelled as a competitor to the Golf GTi and Honda Civic Sort R. Primarily based on speculated energy figures, the upcoming corolla may have a greater power-to-weight ratio than the Golf GTI and can come near eclipsing the power-to-weight ratio of the Honda Civic Sort R, too. Other than the same energy plant, the Toyota GR Corolla will embrace different platform components from the GR Yaris, reminiscent of a four-wheel-drive system and limited-slip differentials on the entrance and rear axles. 

Visually the GR Corolla seems to have a extra aggressive physique design than the bottom mannequin. Primarily based on the movies and pictures, just a few consumption vents, a extra aggressive entrance finish, and a number of different aero design components will function. 

Fingers crossed that this isn’t an April idiot’s joke…


Phrases: Ryan de Villiers

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