2022 Toyota Corolla GR Hatchback – Driving high on the critical praise for its revived supra Sports Car, Toyota is speculated to work on a high-performance version of the Corolla voted at Company’s Performance-vehicle Corkworks section, Gazoo Racing. Toyota already has a GR-tuned version of its Yaris subcompact car in global markets, which makes a GR Corolla which is much more likely. Toyota’s was on a campaign in recent years to add excitement to his plow with sportier offerings and more stylish designs, so it seems the right time to set a hot hatchback. We expect to see the Gr Corolla in Toyota display venues somewhere in 2022.
The Gr Corolla will be a new addition to the Toyota series for 2022 and will go up against popular sport collaborations such as the Honda Civic Centre, HYUNDAI Veloster, and the 10best Award-win Volkswagen Golf GTi and Jetta GLI.
GR Corolla: $30 000 (est.)
We are not sure what standard or will features Toyota will offer on the GR Corolla, but we expect a starting price of about $30 000. We will know more closer to the’s on-sale date, but one thing we hope to find on the Spec page is a six-speed manual transfer.
Toyota had mom on details, but we would think the 257-HP Turbo three-cylinder of the Gr Yaris-a lourum that the Japanese motorer groups in global markets outside the United States-would drop down in the Corolla’s engine Bay just fine. A Six-speed manual is usually the transfer of choice in a sports compact car, but an automatic gearbox can also be available; Voorwheel Drive will keep the GR Corolla in line with competitors, but a modified version of the GR Yaris’s All-wheel Drive system can also be a possibility. Current examples of the Corolla, even spors and XSE models, do not offer particular racy handling, but upgrades to the anchoring and chassis can make the Gr Corolla a legal close in the sports compact car segment.
While the current Corolla is one of the more fuel-efficient options in its class, a high-performance GR variant may not be as impressive in this metric, even with a three-cylinder engine on board. Still, it still needs to earn relatively decent EPA fuel economy landmark. We expect a motorway rating of about 30 mpg, which falls right between the Veloster N (29 mpg highway) and the Gulf GTI (32 mpg motorway).
We expect the GR Corolla to share most of its cabin with the standard Corolla hatchback, which means good build quality, soft-touch material, and lots of features, but with rational trim and sports seats. Standard equipment tends to include dual-zone automatic climatic control, heated seating, and ambient indoor lighting. While We expect the GR Corolla to be offered only as a hatchback, it is not entirely from the question that Toyota can build a sethen version to go to head-to-header with the Jetta GLI, the Subaru WRX, or the civilian Si sedan.
A 8.0-inch-infotainment display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will be standard and should also include Amazon Alexa accept capability and an on-Board Wi-Fi Hotspot. Navigation must be an option; An Eight-speaker JVL Stereo is expected to be also available to replace a standard six-speaker Stereo.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for motorway Safety will weigh on the GR Corolla’s crashworthiness closer to the car’s on-sale date. As the current Corolla hatchback is something to go by, we expect great results. Toyota currently offers much of its driver support technology by default on most of its range and we expect to proceed to the Gr Corolla. Main safety features include:
Standard automatic emergency thresholds with pedestrian detection
Standard Lane-Departure warning with Lane-hold help
Standard customizable Cruise control
Like other Toyotas, the GR Corolla will come with a fairly standard guarantee package that is improved by a two-year complimentary scheduled maintenance plan. Honda doesn’t offer such a plan on civilian Si, but the Veloster N offers more value in the form of longer guarantee periods as well as an extra year of free maintenance.
The fine print indicates that the future hot hatch was destined only for the Japanese and European markets, but it did not stop a few people who dream. The reality is however that the Yaris offered in the markets and the one we have here-essentially a rebadged Mazda2-is not the same. The GR Yaris never came here.
However, things are not bad on the hot breeding front. An American Toyota executive manager at the car and Driver magazine this past February that the Japanese firm had a “answer ” to our North American pleas – although he refused to provide any further details. The magazine immediately called the idea of a beefed-UP Corolla, with other publications imagining the arrival of a steroidal variant of the C-HR.
Now, according to car and driver, it is definitely that the Corolla will receive the GR-treatment of the company’s racing division, Gazoo Racing. The publication pins even a arrival student on the model: 2022, the same year in which a Corolla-based SUV is expected.
It is also expected that the future GR Corolla will inherit the GR Yaris’s engine, a 1.6 L Turbo unit which is able to spit 257 HP and 266 lb-ft torque. Power climbing as high as 268 HP and 273 lb-ft of torque with the GR Yaris variant reserved for the Japanese market.
The GR Corolla will undoubtedly be less extreme than the GR Yaris. That version, inspired by the world of Rally Racing, benefits of All-wheel driving, making it possible to reach the 0-100 km/h in 5.5 seconds. As a bonus, the GR Yaris can be equipped with an optional limited-slip differensiale on the front and back axles.
The Corolla, on the other hand, has its power to ship to the front. And then there is the weight problem. The GR Yaris weighs 2822 lb thanks to an aluminum hood, doors and tailgate, as well as a carbon fibre roof. Our North American Corolla XSE is larger and weighs 3 060 lb.
Still there is any news that welcomes the arrival of a Spifis. Even better, the performance level of this future GR Corolla will allow it to compete directly with the HYUNDAI, although the latter benefits from more power than next year. Then again, since Toyota has some time before this, it will have the opportunity to readjust to adapt.