Toyota to increase production of GR Corolla – citing strong demand, protect buyers from high markups

Toyota’s GR division has churned out some of the most exciting performance cars we’ve seen from the company in recent years and it seems that the appetite for it in North America is only growing. Currently, GR models include the GR Supra, GR86, GR Yaris and GR Corolla.

Toyota is planning to increase the production of the performance hatchback as demand for it has exceeded the company’s expectations, according to Carbuzz. The model that’s particularly popular is the Circuit Edition of the GR Corolla. 

The namesake Circuit Edition in the USA shares similar specifications with the Malaysian-specification model with items such as a bulging front hood, forged carbon roof, and front and rear Torsen limited slip differentials. The increased volume would likely also mean that there’d be enough cars for the market, preventing buyers from paying dealer markups.

The GR Corolla was launched in Malaysia recently to the tune of RM355,000. It’s powered by a G16E-GTS 1.6-litre three-cylinder turbocharged engine that’s based on the GR Yaris’ 1.6-litre engine. It produces 304 hp and 370 Nm of torque and just like the GR Yaris, the GR Corolla is only available with a six-speed manual gearbox.

Key features include front and rear limited-slip differentials, an exposed carbon fibre roof, a rev-matching function, head-up display, 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, wireless charging along with seats and steering that’s similar to the GR Yaris, albeit with minor revisions.


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