Saturday, January 28, 2023
News Hot Hatch Toyota Corolla GR Might Be In The Works

Hot Hatch Toyota Corolla GR Might Be In The Works

The return of a hot Toyota Corolla Hatchback might be a real thing with the help of Toyota’s Gazoo Racing sub-brand.

Toyota is no stranger to making hot hatchbacks. The Celica, Supra, Yaris and Corolla have, over the years, yielded sporty and desirable hot hatch body styles, all of which are extremely desirable today.

Toyota’s Gazoo Racing (GR) sub-brand, responsible for the touted, and limited to Europe Yaris GR (205-horsepower), has been bombarded with requests to build a hot Corolla hatchback since, or nearly, the car first broke cover.

Apparently, push for this car is also originating from the inside as Tetsuya Tada, Toyota 86 and new Supra Project Leader, would like to see Toyota have its own line of performance vehicles. We’ve driven the new Corolla hatchback a few times and know that its chassis can take much more power, and tuning.

How much more will really depend on who and what Toyota and GR are gunning after. We think that 250-horsepower will be a minimum if only to out-power the VW GTI. We’ll not be surprised if we learn that the number is closer (if not over) 300-horsepower to put the spank on the Hyundai i30 and Veloster N, the Volkswagen Golf R, the Honda Civic Type R and the Subaru WRX and WRX STI. Whether or not it’ll be AWD is another question.

There’s nothing else to go on for the moment. We do hope that, should it be built, it will come to North America, unlike the Yaris GR.

Trending Now

Alpina Announces 625 hp B5 GT

Alpina makes another extra-fast BMW 5 Series B5 GT most powerful Alpina ever "For over 50 years, Alpina has been a small antithesis to...

2024 BMW M3 CS Gets More Power, Sharper Handling, Less Weight

M3 CS gets M4 CSL motor and other tweaks CS takes M3 one step beyond Competition Think of this new 2024 BMW M3 CS...

Most Popular Cars in the United States in 2022

The Ford F-Series dominates the list of the most popular cars in the United States in 2022. Strong sales gains for Tesla Model...

Alfa Romeo Plans to Have a Larger Electric Model in the US by 2027

This upcoming model will be larger than the Giulia and Stelvio. The brand has yet to say if it will be an SUV...

Rolls-Royce Could Have to Increase its First EVs Production Run

The company’s CEO said the Spectre EV received “far more” orders than expected. Full details for the EV have yet to be announced...
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.