Having made its local debut at the Simola Hillclimb in Knysna less than a fortnight ago, the latest incarnation from Gazoo Racing stable is offered with a 1.6-litre three-cylinder engine turbo-charged engine that produces 221kW.
Mated exclusively to an intelligent six-speed manual transmission, the GR Corolla employs the GR-Four all-wheel-drive system developed through Toyota’s involvement in the World Rally Championship.
It is therefore not surprising that the GR Corolla delivers exceptional levels of traction and control with engineering designed to optimise drive power to each wheel, while remaining simple and lightweight.
With the addition of GR Corolla, the local GR product line-up grows to four bespoke GR models (GR86, GR Supra and GR Yaris) and three GR Sport models (Corolla Cross GR-S, Hilux GR-S and Land Cruiser 300 GR-S).
The GR Corolla is offered in two grades in South Africa: GR Corolla 1.6T Core and GR Corolla 1.6T Circuit. The latter comes with a Forged Carbon Fibre roof, Heads-Up display, Suede GR Sport Seats and is competitively priced at R876 100 while the GR Corolla 1.6T Core is aggressively priced at R816 500.
Both GR Corolla models are available in Glacier White, Raven Black and Fierce Red. The Circuit Edition is also be available in the distinctive Midnight Grey.
A 9-services/100 000km service plan is provided as well as a 3-year/100 000km Warranty. Customers can also purchase extended service plans via their Toyota dealer.
- The GR Corolla is available in limited numbers and customers are encouraged to register their interest with the nearest dealer as soon as they can.