Toyota is set to make its first appearance at the ‘Auto Expo 2023’. While the Innova Hycross and LC 300 will attract attention at the auto show, Toyota may also surprise people with its first GR (Gazoo Racing) model in India. According to sources, Toyota may unveil the GR Corolla hatchback at the Auto Expo 2023.
GR Corolla has a 1.6-litre turbo petrol engine, which gives the power of 304hp. This vehicle competes with Civic Type R, and Golf R. This car is said to be more powerful than the Fortuner. It is also being said that Toyota may also showcase alternates of multiple fuel technologies at the upcoming Auto Expo.
The Toyota GR Corolla is based on the standard Corolla hatchback available in overseas markets. However, this performance version of the hatchback has been reworked as Gazoo Racing. It has a 1.6-litre three-cylinder single scroll turbocharged engine generates 304hp and 370Nm of peak torque. The hatchback is said to be as powerful as the Mercedes-AMG A35 sedan with the larger 2.0-litre engine.
GR has also given many mods to its engine. Like the triple exit exhaust, which improves the exhaust flow and reduces the back pressure. It also gets a new multi-oil jet piston cooling system and bigger exhaust valves.
The engine is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox that sends power to all four tyres. The gearbox also gets a rev-matching function which gives a smooth downshift experience. However, Toyota does not claim any performance figures for the GR Corolla.