According to rumors, the range of the compact Toyota Corolla will soon be supplemented by a sports version GR supercharged.
Toyota has in its range a family of sporty models bearing the “GR” badge (the initials of Gazoo Racing ): we find the GR Supra coupe and the sporty city car GR Yaris, which will soon be joined by the new Toyota GR 86. , replacing the GT86. According to rumors relayed by the Japanese site Carsensor , the compact Toyota Corolla could also benefit from a sportier version, called GR Corolla .
Toyota GR Corolla (2021): 300 horsepower under the hood
If the Japanese manufacturer has already done strong with its GR Yaris and its turbocharged three-cylinder developing 261 horsepower, the future Toyota GR Corolla would go even further and would push this mechanism up to the power of 300 horsepower , transmitted to the four-wheel drive by the ‘intermediary of a six-speed manual transmission.
Although this GR badged Corolla is more powerful than its little sister, its performance will be less, the model being less light and less extreme than the GR Yaris . Exit the elements in aluminum and CFRP (plastic reinforced with carbon fibers) therefore, but this would allow the GR Corolla to be more accessible from a budgetary point of view. Indeed, Carsensor estimates that it should be sold between 3.5 and 4 million yen, the equivalent of 26,700 to 30,500 euros .
If a five-door sedan silhouette should be preferred, the Japanese website also specifies that a wagon version should also be present . In addition to its three-cylinder petrol, a powerful hybrid engine should appear later under the hood of the GR Corolla.
Toyota has not officially confirmed all this information, which therefore remains to be taken with a grain of salt …