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The Toyota GR Corolla MORIZO Edition Has Some Serious Bespoke Performance Add-Ons

The Toyota GR Corolla MORIZO Edition Has Some Serious Bespoke Performance Add-Ons

They include more power, more grip, and no back seats.

Toyota made waves in September 2020 when the GR Yaris went into production. It was the first true homologation hot hatch we had seen in decades, but Americans thought there was just one problem with it-we weren’t getting it. So, to appease us and make even more money, Toyota crammed the four-wheel-drive, the gearbox, engine, brakes, and everything else they could take from a GR Yaris into a Corolla Hatchback.

As a result, the GR Corolla now exists, and while it only matters to those in the U.S., it is doubtlessly a good car nonetheless. Now though, Toyota is making the GR Corolla even more extreme with the MORIZO edition. Only 200 examples will be produced, and all of them have real performance-enhancing modifications installed and are for the 2023 model year.

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2023 Toyota GR Corolla - Performance, Price and Photos

2023 Toyota GR Corolla - Performance, Price and Photos

The AWD GR Corolla blends everyday practicality with rally-bred performance and a manual gearbox

The 2023 Toyota GR Corolla made headlines when it finally broke cover a couple of months ago. This is because, for years, the enthusiast crowd has yearned for its little brother the GR Yaris, but that car was never sold here.

However, Toyota has come full circle and has launched the GR Corolla for 2023. Designed specifically for the U.S. market, it packs more power to compensate for the extra weight, all-wheel drive, and crucially, this one is stick-shift only for that proper analog driving experience inspired by Toyota’s roots in rallying.

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This Has to be the Most Purposefully Modified Toyota GR Yaris on the Planet

This Has to be the Most Purposefully Modified Toyota GR Yaris on the Planet

Mighty Car Mods built the ultimate Toyota GR Yaris track weapon

The Toyota GR Yaris was one of the most unexpected cars to come from Toyota. By all accounts, it can be viewed as the spiritual successor to the Toyota Celica GT Four, despite the GR Yaris not being entered in rallying yet. The DIYers from Mighty Car Mods have taken it upon themselves to utilize all available aftermarket modifications for the GR Yaris in order to create the ultimate version of the compact hot hatchback. Can they build the most powerful GR Yaris yet?

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2023 Toyota Venza Nightshade Edition

2023 Toyota Venza Nightshade Edition

The Venza Nightshade Edition adds some cool colors and more standard features

The second-generation Toyota Venza was announced in May 2020 and went on sale for the North American market for the 2021 model year. Of course, no major changes were announced since then, but for the 2023 model year, the Venza will offer a special Nightshade Edition.

This is not the first Toyota model to get a Nightshade edition, as in the past few years the package was offered on pretty much every car, ranging from small cars like the Avalon to bigger ones like the 4Runner.

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GR Corolla vs GR Yaris Power-To-Weight Ratio Compared

GR Corolla vs GR Yaris Power-To-Weight Ratio Compared

Does the GR Corolla still have the edge when compared to its little brother?

Toyota just took the wraps off their all-new 2023 GR Corolla and things look pretty good on paper. Compared to the competition, it’s got some really potent hardware that promises a good time both on the road and on a track, for hopefully not much money. Having said that, how does it compare to its own little brother purely on the basis of power-to-weight ratio? Well, I did some number crunching, and here’s what I found.

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2023 Toyota GR Corolla Finally Answers The Call For A Hot Hatch That Fans Have Yearned For Years

2023 Toyota GR Corolla Finally Answers The Call For A Hot Hatch That Fans Have Yearned For Years

With 300 HP, a manual transmission and AWD, the Corolla has been given the full Gazoo treatment, transforming it from a humble family car to an outright track weapon

Toyota has finally taken the wraps off their highly anticipated GR Corolla, and boy are the specs on this thing impressive. The Japanese auto giant has finally answered the call for a hot hatch, that Toyota fans have been asking for years now.

The GR Corolla has been launched in two trims

GR Corolla Core GR Corolla Circuit Limited Edition (coming in 2023)
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This Toyota-Audi Mashup of an MR2 is All Kinds of Weird

This Toyota-Audi Mashup of an MR2 is All Kinds of Weird

Four years went into building the “Typhoon” and it’s a lot more than a funky looking MR2 that’s been cobbled together

The second-gen (W20) generation of the Toyota MR2 has found its place in the history books thanks to just how customizable it really is. It was never a slouch on its own, with models like the Japanese-market GT-S being good for 218 horsepower and the US-market MR2 Turbo delivering a cool 200 horsepower (and a glorious five-speed manual transmission, by the way). With some minor upgrades, the stock engine can handle delivering around 300 ponies without fail, but if you go all in, a second-gen MR2 can be good for impressive amounts of power. The car you see here, however, if you haven’t noticed, goes far beyond any of the modified MR2s we’ve ever seen.

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A Dyno Test Reveals How Much Power The 2022 Toyota GR86 Actually Makes

A Dyno Test Reveals How Much Power The 2022 Toyota GR86 Actually Makes

We found out what the real horsepower figure of the 2022 Toyota GR86 is, and it will surprise you

The Toyota GR86 is one of the most anticipated cars for 2022, and now that it is on sale, many wonder if the new engine is powerful enough. Its predecessor, the GT86 and later 86 was powered by the FA20 engine, which although is a good starting platform, left a lot to be desired in terms of stock performance. The new GR86 has a bigger, FA24 engine, which is rated at 228 horsepower and 184 pound-feet (250 Nm), but how true are these numbers? YouTube channel FTspeed helps us find out through a series of dyno tests.

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2022 Toyota Prius Prime

2022 Toyota Prius Prime

Your mockery of its appearance and performance will not diminish its excellent fuel economy.

Being one of the most popular and the oldest-selling plug-in hybrids is something the 2022 Prius Prime boasts about. But since its introduction back in 2017, it has been heavily criticized for what it offered back then. But now, it is a well-equipped compact PHEV with exceptional mileage figures and decent interior amenities too.

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Toyota GR Corolla Reportedly Coming With An Automatic Option

Toyota GR Corolla Reportedly Coming With An Automatic Option

Will you get on with an automatic?

Toyota’s Gazoo Racing division has been pumping out exciting cars and concepts as of late. Okay, so we’re probably not counting the recently-announced Toyota Corolla Sedan GR Sport, but the GRMN Yaris and GR GT3 Concept are undeniably as hot as any new and exciting car could get. This latest report, however, might leave a number of car enthusiasts unwelcoming of the upcoming GR Corolla hot hatch.

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2022 Corolla GR Sport Isn't The Upcoming Performance Toyota You Were Hoping For (Yet)

2022 Corolla GR Sport Isn’t The Upcoming Performance Toyota You Were Hoping For (Yet)

A new version of the Corolla GR Sport debuts in Southeast Asia

Toyota has continually been teasing its upcoming GR Corolla hot hatch over the past few months, but over at the Asia Pacific region, the Corolla sedan has been given the Gazoo Racing treatment. It is, however, not the performance Corolla you were probably expecting.

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2022 Toyota Noah, Voxy Debut In Japan, But They Probably Won't Come To North America

2022 Toyota Noah, Voxy Debut In Japan, But They Probably Won’t Come To North America

While most of the attention for the past few days has been focused on Toyota’s Gazoo Racing exhibition at the 2022 Tokyo Auto Salon, another equally-important model has just been unveiled by the Japanese automaker in Japan in the form of the Toyota Noah and Voxy minivans.

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Best Pickup Trucks Of 2021

Best Pickup Trucks Of 2021

Here’s a list of the five best pickup trucks that you should have in mind if you are in the market for truck-shopping!

Pickup trucks have dominated the American market for the longest time, and this isn’t bound to change anytime soon. There are tens of pickup trucks available today, and unless you are clear with your requirements, you are sure to get confused with what to pick. With electric trucks entering the market, the confusion is only going to intensify. When we sat down to pick the best trucks of 2021, we knew we were in for a trouble given the numerous choices that we have. So, to make it simpler, we decided to go with new that were launched in 2021.

Presenting to you, the five best pickup trucks of 2021. Spoiler alert – two of these are EVs!

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Toyota Compact Cruiser Is The Preview Of A Future Electric Off-Roader

Toyota Compact Cruiser Is The Preview Of A Future Electric Off-Roader

Toyota is targeting to create an electric vehicle for every single need and segment, and that includes off-roaders

You probably know by now Toyota’s electric vehicle (EV) plans for the future, which includes 16 new EVs in the near term. By 2030, Toyota (including Lexus) will have a total of 30 EVs, and that includes this interesting concept that looks like an electric FJ Cruiser.

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Retro JDM Comparison: Toyota Supra Vs Nissan 300ZX Vs Mazda RX-7

Retro JDM Comparison: Toyota Supra Vs Nissan 300ZX Vs Mazda RX-7

Three Japanese legends from the 1990s show us why they are some of the most desired Japanese sports cars, ever made

Japanese sports cars from the 1990s are some of the most recognized ones amongst the car culture. As described by Jeremy Clarkson, in a movie about the Nissan Skyline GT-R, Japan took over the world…and then lost it. While the latter is a topic for another time, what is true for the Skyline also goes for these three – the Toyota Supra, Nissan 300Z, and Mazda RX-7. Our colleagues from “EverydayDriver” - Todd Deeken and Paul Schmucker - take us on a spirited drive with these three JDM legends to determine the pros and cons of each and why they are so desired.

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Watch Five Pickup Trucks Try To Invoke The Usain Bolt Spirit In Them In This Drag Race

Watch Five Pickup Trucks Try To Invoke The Usain Bolt Spirit In Them In This Drag Race

It was the Ford Maverick, Hyundai Santa Cruz, Nissan Frontier, Toyota Tundra, and the Ford F-150 Raptor facing each other

The folks at ‘The Fast Lane Truck’ conducted a drag race with not two, but five different pickup trucks. They had trucks across segments, starting from the Ford Maverick and the Hyundai Santa Cruz, to the Nissan Frontier, the Toyota Tundra, and the Ford F-150 Raptor. This wasn’t a conventional race wherein you just had all five trucks go at it together. It was more of a gauntlet match wherein the winner of a race faced a new truck in the next round and the loser got eliminated. Sounds a little like Squid Game, doesn’t it?

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Europe's New Toyota Corolla Cross Is Far Better Than What America Gets

Europe’s New Toyota Corolla Cross Is Far Better Than What America Gets

That’s because the European Corolla Cross is both more powerful and more high tech

First making its debut in the ASEAN region, the first-ever Toyota Corolla Cross has finally reached Europe. While it looks largely identical to what America gets, the European version is actually superior in more ways than one.

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