After the sporty GR Yaris, the next fast and modified car from the company is going to be the 2022 Toyota GR Corolla. The Corolla brand-name represents the modern hatch-backs from Toyota. The GR brand-name represents “Gazoo Racing,” which is essentially a line-up of hot and performance cars. The new GR Yaris and GR Supra before that are some of the examples of this trend of Toyota to name its GR cars on their best-selling hatchbacks. The GR versions look like the Yaris, Supra, or Corolla in this case, and these are just unique versions for use as rally cars.
Corolla is a popular sedan from the Japanese car manufacturer Toyota that was first released in 1966. Since then, this car has gotten multiple generational changes to what it is now, in the 12th generation. This generation is three different variants of the Corolla after 2018: Hatchback, Wagon, and Sedan. Even now, this line-up sells tens of thousands of units every year around the world, and the line-up is set to get even hotter after the 2022 Toyota GR Corolla is added in the coming years. This will be a refined version of the current Corolla hatchback.
Price and Release Date
This hatchback is already a sporty car starting at $20000 for the 2021 model. In addition to an aggressive look, Toyota brings you the best of their 3-cylinder engine in this car. Yet, like the GR Yaris, the race version is specially tuned and given a lot more attention compared to the simple model for maximum performance in rally race competitions like FIA World Rally Championships. GR Yaris is advertised to be the best performance turbocharged engine by Toyota in any of their cars. It also got the all-wheel-drive system made specifically for the GR model. Toyota went out of their way for the GR Yaris, and they are expected to do the same for the 2022 Toyota GR Corolla.
The 257 HP engine from the GR Yaris will be carried to the Toyota GR Corolla with even more tweaks and tuning for the new model. The Yaris still has some potential in the turbocharged engine, but yet, the GR Corolla will at least have 257 Horsepowers at its disposal. This will enable the car to do 0-100 in less than 6 seconds. This is impressive for a hatchback, let alone a car from Toyota, as they want to get competitive in the rally world. It is gonna be a limited car that sells itself in a very short time. The starting price for the Toyota GR Corolla is expected to be around $30000-40000, depending on the different options. It will hit the market in early 2022.
Toyota GR Corolla Expected Features
Unlike the base Toyota Corolla Hatchback, the GR will come with an interior keeping the racing theme in mind. Things like racing seats, aluminum sporty pedals, and soft leather all around the cabin for a better experience. The suspension will be tweaked for a comfortable experience even during the faster speeds that this car is capable of. The car will do up to 220 km/h with the included 1.6 liters, three-cylinder engine.
In addition to this, if you want to use the car like a normal, everyday car, the GR Corolla will come equipped with all the standard safety features. For drive around the city, you get blindspot monitoring, reverse cameras, front and rear parking sensors, braking assist, and the standard android auto and apple carplay, along with Toyota’s own navigation system on the go. There will be an option to upgrade to the JBL sound system that equips up to 8 speakers inside the cabin.
The GR cars are special editions from Toyota and very delicately constructed for a better experience than the standard version. The GR Yaris only got 20,000 units making a limited car for the enthusiasts. That appeal also makes it one of the most popular hot hatches of the current time. Weight is cut around the car to get more out of the engine. The Yaris even came with a carbon fiber roof and lighter alloy wheels that enabled it to the crazy speeds. We expect Toyota to carry that into the Toyota GR Corolla for a new flagship rally car for 2022.