This edition will only be sold in Thailand
A firmer suspension and a more responsive accelerator are the only mechanical changes
This edition will capitalise on the success of the Corolla race cars
Most people think of the Corolla as a slightly boring, appliance car designed to take people from point A to B, but Toyota wants to change this perception.
To do so, the company has now introduced a Nürburgring edition of the Corolla, but only in Thailand.
The Corolla Nürburgring edition adopts a more aggressive look, with a reworked front bumper, a small rear spoiler and side skirts, as well as distinctive badges.
This special edition is more show than go however, since the mechanical changes are limited to a stiffer suspension and a remapped accelerator pedal that should make the engine more responsive.
This means the Nürburgring edition Corollas will be equipped with the same 1.8 liter four-cylinder engine that produces 138 horsepower as the other Corollas. The hybrid version will also be available with this package, and both models will come with a CVT transmission.
Toyota’s motive is to try and capitalise on the racing success of the Corolla in the ADAC Total 24 hours series, which it won two years in a row now, but the Corollas in dealer showrooms have very little in common with those on the racetrack.
Toyota doesn’t intend to sell this model outside of Thailand for the moment, but it could be made available to other Asian countries in the future.