We are very excited to see the new Toyota GR Corollaa model from which we expect a lot after seeing everything that the brand has done with it. Toyota GR Yaris.
After having put honey on our lips with the GR Yaris and knowing that they are capable of producing impressive products with a pull among the fans and followers of the brand and with more than guaranteed sales, we have learned that the brand has plans to make its sports range grows.
If we start looking at the cast we can see that the GR Corolla makes a lot of sense and that the Japanese manufacturer is most likely thinking of standing up to compact “racy” models like the Civic Type Rthe cupra leon or the Megane RS. In fact, the brand has been advancing us some images suggesting the imminent arrival of the model for which we now have a date and time.
The model will debut on April 1 and although only until then will we know all the details, then we will tell you what we expect from the model.
With a small reduction in weight, good tuning of the steering, suspension, mass balance and with the GR Yaris engine with a slight increase in power that will be even closer to 300 hpToyota could offer a decent sports compact that by the way, today, from the Toyota USA Instagram account, they have timidly shown.
Remember that the GR Yaris’s engine is a new turbocharged three-cylinder unit with features like multi-oil-injection piston cooling, large-diameter exhaust valves and a machined intake port. With a displacement of 1,618 cm3, it develops a maximum of 192 kW / 261 hp and 360 Nm of torque.
With a little more “tightening” this mechanics could get even closer to those long-awaited 300 hp on average for the segment in question and the tuning and a small weight reduction associated with a 6-speed manual transmission would take care of the rest. How would you see it?
What has left us slightly more unsettled has been the record of the GR C-HR and this would mean that the brand would be willing to raise the sports range to the successful SUV segment, something that could certainly work considering the success of the model…
Will you stay with the Toyota GR Yaris or would you make the jump to the GR Corolla?
Source | Toyota