- toyota has announced that the new gr corolla will be revealed this thursday, march 31.
- teaser images show a fender vent, a gr badge, and a "gr-four" badge that suggests it will have all-wheel drive. a leaked page on toyota's website confirms this and shows that it will have 300 hp and 273 pound-feet of torque.
- a live stream of the reveal event will be available on vimeo.
update 3/31/22: reddit users have uncovered a page on toyota's website (that has since been taken down) showing photos and specs for the gr corolla ahead of its official debut scheduled for later today. there's also a video that includes a sound clip of its turbocharged 1.6-liter three-cylinder that claims 300 hp and 273 pound-feet of torque—more grunt than this engine makes in the gr yaris sold overseas. check back later for lots more details on this exciting new hot hatch.
the wait is nearly over for toyota's entry into the hot-hatchback ring, as the company announced that the new gr corolla will make its official debut this thursday, march 31. teaser photos show off the new performance model's gr badge, for gazoo racing, its fender vent, and a "gr-four" badge that suggests it will share its all-wheel-drive system with the rally-inspired gr yaris.
the corolla is also expected to use that revered gr yaris's turbocharged 1.6-liter inline-three that produces 257 horsepower. if that number stays the same for the u.s.-spec car, it will put the corolla in the hunt with the 275-hp hyundai veloster n, 241-hp volkswagen golf gti, and 271-hp subaru wrx. we're thinking that a six-speed manual transmission will be standard equipment, with a dual-clutch automatic possible as an option.
we expect the gr model to be based on the corolla's hatchback bodystyle, but with extra vents, scoops, and larger wheels and tires that will ensure it looks leaner and meaner than the standard model.
toyota will live-stream the car's debut on vimeo this thursday, march 31, starting at 9:30 pm eastern time. check back here for all the details on the gr corolla, which should go on sale in the u.s. later this year.
this story was originally published march 30, 2022.