2022 Toyota Corolla GR Hatchback – Driving high on the critical praise for its revived supra Sports Car, Toyota is speculate to work on a high-performance version of the Corolla voted by Company’s performance-vehicle Corkworks section, Gazoo Racing. Toyota already has a GR-tuned version of its Yaris subcompact car in global markets, making a GR Corolla, which is much more likely. Toyota’s was on a campaign in recent years to add excitement at its 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 places somewhere in 2022.
The Gr Corolla will be a new addition to the Toyota range for 2022 and will go up against popular sports 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 optional 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 car’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 sold the Japanese motorer in global markets outside the United States-would fall into 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 X’S models, do not offer specific racy handling, but upgrades to the suspension and chassis can make the Gr Corolla a legal contender 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 these metric, even with a three-cylinder engine on board. Still, it still has to earn relatively decent EPA fuel economy ratings. 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 cockpit 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 of the question that Toyota can build a sedan version to go to head-to-head 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 capability and an on-Board Wi-Fi Hotspot. Navigation must be an option; An Eight-speaker JBL 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 does not offer such a plan on civilian Si, but the Veloster N offers more value in the form of longer warranty periods as well as an extra year of free maintenance.
Limited Warranty covers 3 years or 36 000 miles
Powertrain guarantee covers 5 years or 60 000 miles
Complimentary interview covered for 2 years or 25 000 miles
A warm-up version of the Corolla soon comes a GR-badge (for “Gazoo Racing “). This will be Toyota’s first sporty Compact since the high-renovation Corolla XRS from the Middle 2000. This car will also serve as an excuse for Americans who are upset that we do not get the wonderful rally-inspired GR Yaris. (That car is based on the global Yaris, while the US Mark Yaris is a rebadged Mazda 2.) The GR Corolla must land in 2022, with a starting price around $30 000.
The GR Corolla will use the powerful Turbo hamster wheel of the GR Yaris that displaces from 257 wasp power and 266 pound foot of torque from only three cylinders 1.6 litres. We will not count on the GR Yaris’s All-wheel Drive system that makes it run, but Toyota should present a six-speed manual transfer so that the GR Corolla should be regarded as a driver’s car.
The same TNGA Underpinch as the standard Corolla will be in the game, but upgraded with a stiffer suspension tune, larger brakes, and larger wheels wrapped in grippy summer tires.
Toyota works hard to shed his reputation to be boring – a perception that is closely linked to the Corolla name. We appreciate that Toyota still offers it with a tutorial, but the 169-HP pseudo-sporty XSE that currently occupies the sporty place in the line is just not enough. A true high-performance version with strong engine and legitimate chassis upgrades could convince people that a Corolla could be as cool as a Volkswagen wave GTI.