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Toyota GR Corolla Could Be Followed By A Wagon

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source: https://www.motor1.com/news/486412/gr-corolla-followed-by-wagon/

And a look through the GR Yaris’ parts bin.

It’s a little known fact that petrolheads secretly love a sports wagon. It’s akin to that one guilty pleasure Taylor Swift song – a.k.a. Shake It Off – that you’ll immediately skip if you’re in the car with other people, but jam at full volume on your own. As such, it looks like Toyota might be looking to release a spicy GRMN version of its Corolla Touring.

Before we start, we’d be remiss not to mention that the Corolla Touring isn’t currently available in the states. However, that shouldn’t subtract from the vehicle's credentials or the fact that a sportier version could be on the way.

For the uninitiated, the GRMN callsign translates to Gazoo Racing Meister of Nürburgring. While the GR signifies some of the Japanese automaker’s racing DNA has been injected into the automobile, we can only guess what updates the Corolla will get.

According to Spyder7, the exterior will likely include a large-diameter matrix grille to provide optimal cooling performance. Along with the new front fascia, other mods could possibly include an under spoiler, rear spoiler, rear diffuser, and side skirts. While we’d wager the exterior alterations are mostly for aesthetics, things will likely be a bit different under the skin.

Under the hood, it will likely sport the same turbocharged 1.6-liter inline-three-cylinder engine from the GR Yaris. And that’s a good thing, because with 257 horsepower (192 kilowatts) on tap, it’s the most powerful three-cylinder engine ever fitted to a production car. Following the same pattern, the new model will likely also receive the GR Yaris’ AWD system.

While the Corolla Touring GRMN is expected to debut sometime around September of 2021, let’s wait and see what happens. Should the sporty wagon materialize, we’d wager that enthusiasts would bite your arm off to get behind the wheel.

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Supersonic

On your advice, I actually tried listening to that Taylor Swift "song" on YT. It really is crap. I don't see why anyone would assault their ears and the rather important piece of jelly between them with *that*, even in private. 😂

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13 minutes ago, Watwheels said:

Could Toyota be using the Caldina GT4 platform?

This had pretty good performance back in the day, 2.0L turbo(256hp), 4WD. Comes with rear LSD as standard. Very rare sleeper car.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyota_Caldina

GR Yaris 1.6L 3 pot has the same power as 3S-GTE le.

If drivetrain is carried over from GR Yaris, it will be more fun than Caldina GT4.

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15 minutes ago, Watwheels said:

Could Toyota be using the Caldina GT4 platform?

800px-2002-2004_Toyota_Caldina_GT-FOUR.j

This had pretty good performance back in the day, 2.0L turbo(256hp), 4WD. Comes with rear LSD as standard. Very rare sleeper car.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyota_Caldina

They should be using the GR yaris 3 cyc turbo engine. emission standard getting harder to pass nowadays. :veryangry:

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Turbocharged

How much will it be?

Considering a PI GR Yaris is about $238k now. 

 

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28 minutes ago, Lethalstrike said:

How much will it be?

Considering a PI GR Yaris is about $238k now. 

BM price for GR Yaris about 180k.  Not sure got stock or not

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1 hour ago, inlinesix said:

BM price for GR Yaris about 180k.  Not sure got stock or not

I couldn't find it on the new car pricelist. 180k is excluding COE? 

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14 hours ago, Lethalstrike said:

I couldn't find it on the new car pricelist. 180k is excluding COE? 

 

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1 hour ago, inlinesix said:

 

Good price and congrats to those 20 owners. It's destined to be a cult classic in the future. 

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2 minutes ago, Lethalstrike said:

Good price and congrats to those 20 owners. It's destined to be a cult classic in the future. 

It is the most hype car of 2020.

Good news is It lives up to the hype.

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42 minutes ago, inlinesix said:

It is the most hype car of 2020.

Good news is It lives up to the hype.

still more reasonable than a tesla model 3 road tax of 2.5K

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