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2022 Toyota GR Corolla

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Oh man, Toyota has been on a massive roll these past few years, putting out the most exciting enthusiast cars in recent memory, all thanks to CEO Akio Toyoda's personal approval. This is in stark contrast to the early- to mid-2000s when they were making the most dreary commuter appliances LOL.

I think we're truly in the final golden era of "affordable" enthusiast vehicles before full electrification, what with this GR Corolla's competitors such as the 11th-gen Civic Type R and the i20/i30 N. It'll be sad to see the manual transmission go, but if this is what it takes for engineers to get off their 🍑s to make these cars, I'm all for it!

<Toyota GR Corolla Teased with a Game of I Spy
Toyota dropped a teaser on Instagram with tons of hidden clues about the upcoming hot hatch, which is expected to use a 268-hp three-cylinder engine.

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  • Toyota teased the upcoming GR Corolla hot hatch with an image shared on Instagram that featured hidden clues detailing the new model.
  • The GR Corolla will be powered by the same turbocharged 1.6-liter three-cylinder engine as the global GR Yaris.
  • The GR Corolla is expected to debut sometime next year and go on sale as a 2022 model in the U.S.

Ever since Toyota debuted the GR Yaris hot hatch and said that it wouldn't be sold in the United States, we've been itching for a version of one that we could buy here. After all, Toyota needs something to compete with the likes of the Honda Civic Type R, Volkswagen Golf R, and Hyundai Veloster N. Good thing Toyota isn't leaving us behind, because we're getting a GR Corolla soon. The company just dropped a teaser image on its Instagram account that give some hints of the new raucous hot hatch.

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WHAT WE EXPECT THE GR COROLLA TO LOOK LIKE. | ILLUSTRATION BY BEN SUMMERELL-YOUDE/FOX SYNDICATION | CAR AND DRIVER

Naturally, the users over on the GR Corolla forum were quick to point out all the hints, which are scattered around an image of a standard Corolla's interior like a game of I Spy. GR stands for Gazoo Racing and is used on the Supra and the new GR86 sports car. The time indicated on the gauge cluster is G:16, which refers to the G16E-GTS turbocharged three-cylinder engine that's used in the GR Yaris. The 268-hp output of that powerful engine's Japanese version is found on the climate controls in the teaser image. European versions make 268 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque, and the engine is paired with a six-speed manual transmission.

That's not all. There's even a camouflaged GR Corolla hatchback in the background of the image (we tried to zoom in; you can't see much, sadly). There's a GR Four road in the navigation system, which refers to the advanced all-wheel-drive system that has Torsen limited-slip differentials in the front and the rear and an electronically controlled center differential.

Look for more details on the new GR Corolla soon, as Toyota is sure to trickle out details about the new hot hatch before its reveal, likely next year, since it released almost all the details on the new Tundra pickup before its official debut.>

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Turbocharged
1 hour ago, Xers007 said:

GR Yaris 240k.. this 300k?? skip lah..

Even cheaper at 200k u still will skip.. unless it’s 0 to 100 in 2.5 secs u basically buying a slow low lah that any civic type R will eat u up

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2 minutes ago, Sdf4786k said:

Even cheaper at 200k u still will skip.. unless it’s 0 to 100 in 2.5 secs u basically buying a slow low lah that any civic type R will eat u up

Or Hyundai Avante N

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2nd Gear
On 11/25/2021 at 6:15 PM, Xers007 said:

GR Yaris 240k.. this 300k?? skip lah..

 

On 11/25/2021 at 7:37 PM, Sdf4786k said:

Even cheaper at 200k u still will skip.. unless it’s 0 to 100 in 2.5 secs u basically buying a slow low lah that any civic type R will eat u up

The GR Yaris is a limited-run production model while this GR Corolla supposedly will be a mass-market product, so it's going to cost less than the GR Yaris, if anything. What the retail price will be remains to be seen though... Of course, this car is about driving fun rather than outright speed and acceleration figures. if you're only interested in those attributes, might I suggest an EV: 

 

On 11/25/2021 at 7:39 PM, Acegab said:

Or Hyundai Avante N

The Avante's in a different segment altogether, being a 4-door saloon. This GR Corolla is aimed squarely at quite a few of the other smaller hot hatches mentioned, all within the same price range. That said, the Avante N looks really promising, especially since it comes with a manual too in some markets!

On 11/25/2021 at 8:34 PM, kobayashiGT said:

aiyo. I saw auto GB. Their iconic CVT ah? 🤣

Huh, this car comes with a manual leh, otherwise why'd you think I'm so excited about it?! Did you forget your specs? 🧐

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Supercharged (edited)
7 hours ago, enzoalec92 said:

The GR Yaris is a limited-run production model while this GR Corolla supposedly will be a mass-market product, so it's going to cost less than the GR Yaris, if anything. What the retail price will be remains to be seen though... Of course, this car is about driving fun rather than outright speed and acceleration figures. if you're only interested in those attributes, might I suggest an EV: 

"FUN" varies for different people. Unless you mean a lap on the circuit with an EV to gauge the fun level.

And yes, for me an EV over this and that Yaris anytime.  

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2nd Gear
4 minutes ago, Xers007 said:

"FUN" varies for different people. Unless you mean a lap on the circuit with an EV to gauge the fun level.

And yes, for me an EV over this and that Yaris anytime.  

Sure, I understand there's different strokes for different folks.

I'm very much still a purist, so anything new that comes with 3 pedals nowadays automatically excites me; even more so if it's (not this car, of course) naturally aspirated and bonus points for being rear or all-wheel-drive and has a limited-slip differential. 😍

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