At the Greater Noida 2023 Auto Expo, Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) will host the local launch of the GR Corolla. Toyota will display several new cars at the auto show, including the Innova Hycross and the Land Cruiser 300. The Toyota GR Corolla is based on an international hatchback and features numerous inside and exterior improvements.
It will be the first GR (Gazoo Racing) model to be on exhibit in India. It is powered by a 1.6-litre three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that can produce a maximum power output of 304 horsepower and a maximum torque of 370 Nm. A six-speed manual transmission connects the engine to the wheels, distributing power to them all.
It also receives considerable mechanical improvements over the basic Corolla. It has changes that enhance the overall aerodynamics, including a new cooling system, larger exhaust valves, a redesigned intake port, and a triple exhaust unit. Additionally, the transmission has a rev-matching system for slicker, quicker gear changes.
The Toyota GR Corolla’s exterior changes include:
- A more pronounced front grille.
- Bigger air inlets.
- Flared wheel arches.
- A sportier rear diffuser.
- A set of black alloy wheels with red brake callipers on each wheel.
Other notable features include a shark fin antenna with a black finish, GR badging at the front, a sculpted boot lid, boomerang-shaped LED tail lamps, side skirts, svelte headlights, a robust bonnet structure, etc.
The interior receives numerous updates, including GR logo finishes on the seats and aluminium pedals, leather GR steering wheel, etc., similar to the exterior. It is supported by the flexible TNGA platform but has a more stiff body created by Gazoo Racing. It weighs 1,474 kg, making it lighter than the standard Corolla while offering better performance.
The Japanese company will use the exhibit to generate consumer interest for the performance model and other models that will soon be displayed. Alongside it will be PHEV, FCEV, flex-fuel hybrid, pure electric vehicle, hydrogen, and powerful hybrid vehicles.