• Save The Date: The Toyota GR Corolla Debuts On March 31, 2022

Toyota’s highly anticipated AWD hot hatch is coming earlier than expected

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Toyota is on a roll giving us exciting models, thanks to the performance masters at Gazoo Racing. While the GR Supra and GR86 cover the performance coupe niche, Toyota has another exciting model in the pipeline. The GR Corolla has been talked about for a while as the brand’s all-wheel-drive hot hatchback, and Toyota just announced its debut date - March 31, 2022.

Save The Date: The Toyota GR Corolla Debuts On March 31, 2022
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Toyota is still keeping a tight lip regarding performance figures. We know that the GR Corolla is coming with the 1.6-liter turbocharged inline-three from the GR Yaris homologation rally car, which is not available in the U.S. We also know that it’s coming with a six-speed manual and Gazoo Racing’s intelligent all-wheel-drive system.

There have been rumors that the GR Corolla may have a bit more power than the GR Yaris’ 268 horsepower and 273 pound-feet (370 Nm). While those rumors have not been confirmed, we know that Toyota Gazoo Racing is working on a new version of an even crazier Yaris GRMN. Whether GR Corolla ends up having closer to 300 horsepower remains to be seen.

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Even if power output stays the same as the GR Yaris, the GR Corolla is shaping up to be a serious competitor to the likes of the VW Golf GTI, Hyundai Veloster N, Hyundai i30N (not available in the U.S.), and Subaru WRX. Thanks to Toyota’s leaked “road map,” we also found out that the Toyota GR Corolla is going on sale in October 2022, with a predicted MSRP of around $30,000.

Dim Angelov
Dim Angelov
Born in 1992, I come from a family of motoring enthusiasts. My passion for cars was awoken at the age of six, when I saw a Lamborghini Diablo SV in a magazine. After high school I earned a master’s degree in marketing and a Master of Arts in Media and Communications. Over the years, I’ve practiced and become skilled in precision driving and to date have test driven more than 250 cars across the globe. Over the years, I’ve picked up basic mechanical knowledge and have even taken part in the restoration of a 1964 Jaguar E-Type and an Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint. Lately, I’ve taken a fancy to automotive photography, and while modern cars are my primary passion, I also have a love for Asian Martial Arts, swimming, war history, craft beer, historical weapons, and car restoration. In time, I plan my own classic car restoration and hope to earn my racing certificate, after which I expect to establish my own racing team.  Read full bio
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