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News Toyota GR Corolla Will be Offered With an Automatic Transmission

Toyota GR Corolla Will be Offered With an Automatic Transmission

Toyota might cash-in so to speak with the upcoming GR Corolla


  • It’ll be available alongside the 6-speed manual.

  • And it won’t be a CVT.


Toyota and the car community might be seeing more potential than ever in the hot new soon-to-be-revealed GR Corolla. Proof of this comes from the fact that Toyota is developing an automatic transmission for the turbocharged AWD hot-hatch.

Hot New Toyota GR Corolla Coming to Us this October

And by cashing in, we are in part referring to the recently announced temporary death of the Subaru WRX STI, among other nuggets such as a standard included with the new Acura Integra.

According to Carsguide, the new transmission will be a conventional 8-speed automatic with a torque converter and not a dual-clutch unit. This transmission is also in the works for the smokin’ Toyota GR Yaris from which the GR Corolla will source most of its mechanicals.

There Will Not be a New Subaru WRX STI

A torque-converter automatic transmission will undoubtedly increase the GR Corolla’s reach to a broader audience on top of providing improved fuel efficiency all the while enabling effortless urban cruising.

The all-new Toyota GR Corolla is expected to be on sale by the end of 2022. An official reveal has yet to be announced but should be forthcoming.

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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

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