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Toyota GR Corolla: 4WD, manual transmission, power

April 1st premiere

When vehicles are introduced on the 1st of April, a little caution is always required. However, we now know Gazoo Racing is serious about sporty Toyota models in every respect. So we can definitely expect a lot more from the upcoming GR Corolla.

April 1st premiere

When vehicles are introduced on the 1st of April, a little caution is always required. However, we now know Gazoo Racing is serious about sporty Toyota models in every respect. So we can definitely expect a lot more from the upcoming GR Corolla.

The GR Corolla has many “thriller looks”. Whether it is in individuals Instagram postsor in one Promotional video for GR86. But now things are getting serious for the gritty hatchback variant’s performance. On April 1, 3:30 p.m. this time, it will be revealed. See the video below.

Only then will we, of course, know all the details. But we can already tell you some interesting stories. On the other hand, we know that the Corolla will likely use the same engine as the GR Yaris, called the G16E-GTS. So a 1.6-liter three-cylinder engine with a turbocharger. On the Yaris, this engine has an output of 200 kW or 272 hp in Japan, or 192 kW or 261 hp in Europe (keyword emissions regulations). In addition, Gazoo Racing will use the same all-wheel drive system as on the Yaris and will make no further compromises when it comes to making the car sportier.

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The teaser images, for example, make it clear that the car will have an upgraded brake system and be much wider and visually clearer – including the powerful air intakes behind the front wheel arches. The GR Corolla is also supposed to use a six-speed manual transmission. Toyota is also testing an eight-speed automatic transmission with the GR Yaris. It is unclear if this will also come to the Corolla, but it will certainly be a good thing. In any case, there is no indication that the same continuously variable automatic transmission will be used as used on the hybrid models.

What is of course not “fixed” is a matter of availability in Europe. Although Toyota has been a positive exception so far and has already presented most of its models on the Old Continent, despite all the limitations and difficulties, it is quite noticeable that all the teasers about the GR Corolla probably on the Japanese and American press can be found servers from Toyota, But not on the European server…fingers crossed.

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