High-performance Toyota Corolla GR turbo hot bear to reportedly admission backward abutting year
It’s a case of when, not if, the Toyota Corolla GR hot bear will be apparent – and according to Japanese media letters the highly-anticipated Golf GTI battling will breach awning backward in 2021.
That’s the chat according to Japanese advertisement Best Car, which is advertisement that bear and wagon versions of the baking new Toyota Corolla GR are in development advanced of a September 2021 reveal.
While the website cites no sources for the claims, a high-performance tyre-shredding Corolla is in the works afterwards Toyota USA aback accepted a additional stove-hot GR bear afterwards the accessible Toyota Yaris GR.
Though it could additionally be offered as a wagon in Japan, at present the Corolla Touring Sports wagon looks absurd to be awash in Australia.
Toyota has a brace of agent options to clasp beneath the beanie of the ablaze new Corolla GR but the safe money is on the aforementioned 1.6-litre three-cylinder turbo-petrol agent (192kW/360Nm) as the Yaris GR – but potentially with added power.
This could additionally see the Corolla hot bear get the aforementioned all-wheel-drive arrangement and chiral manual as its abate sibling, which in about-face would accomplish the agent potentially actual big-ticket accustomed the Yaris GR is angled to amount at atomic $50,000.
The added achievability is for Toyota to annex the 2.0-litre turbo-petrol agent (180kW/350Nm) from its affluence cast Lexus, from cartage like the RC 300 coupe, and arrange a added affordable front-drive abridged rocket to booty on the Volkswagen Golf GTI.
Whatever powertrain the new Toyota Corolla hero car is absorbed up to, it’ll get a reworked suspension, brakes and tyre amalgamation and should become both a 18-carat acme predator and Toyota’s aboriginal bona-fide baby hot hatch.
As ahead reported, the Corolla GR is about assertive to be offered in Australia, area the Japanese brand’s sales and business bang-up Sean Hanley says it’s a must-have car for the bounded bazaar leader.
“While annihilation has been clearly accepted on GR Corolla at this time, I can acquaint you absolutely categorically, if one were to become accessible from our all-around agency in right-hand drive we’d be best absolutely actual agog to accompany it here,” he ahead told carsales.
Hanley banned to allocution about specifics but the chief Toyota Australia exec accepted it would be a 18-carat achievement car.
“Anything that Toyota puts the GR cast on will be a 18-carat achievement car. We’re actual aflame about what GR has in the bazaar for this year in Australia and we’re alike added aflame about what GR will accompany to our cast in Australia in the future,” he added.
As it stands today, there is alone one go-fast Toyota GR (Gazoo Racing) branded archetypal accessible in Australia, the Supra, which will be abutting by the Yaris GR in November.
The Toyota Corolla GR is angled to be the third archetypal from the high-performance sub-brand, but the C-HR baby SUV is accepted to get a break as well.