New Toyota GR Corolla Priced From AU$62K In Australia, Cheaper Than Civic Type R

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Toyota Australia has announced section pricing details for the 2023 GR Corolla and it’s not arsenic costly arsenic immoderate radical had expected.

Sitting astatine the basal of the section GR Corolla scope volition beryllium the GTS model. This variant volition beryllium offered from AU$62,300 ($43,401) positive on-road costs and fundamentally brings unneurotic parts from the entry-level Core and the mid-range Circuit Edition models sold successful the United States. Most notably, Australia’s GR Corolla GTS has Torsen limited-slip differentials astatine some the beforehand and rear, an important diagnostic omitted connected the U.S.’s Core variant but featured connected the Circuit Edition.

Just 700 examples of the Toyota GR Corolla GTS are heading Down Under for the archetypal year. An further 25 variants of the flagship GR Corolla Morizo Edition are besides connected the way, priced from AU$77,800 ($54,199).

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 New Toyota GR Corolla Priced From AU$62K In Australia, Cheaper Than Civic Type R

Key upgrades of the Morizo Edition see forged 18-inch BBS wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, a carbon-fiber reinforced polymer roof, the removal of the rear seats, and caller cogwheel ratios. The Morizo Edition besides has a single-zone climate-control system, conscionable 2 speakers, and lacks some wireless charging and parking sensors.

Both the GR Corolla GTS and Morizo Edition models are powered by a 1.6-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine. This mill is bully for 221 kW (296 hp) and 370 Nm (273 lb-ft) successful the GTS and 221 kW (296 hp) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) successful the Morizo Edition. Both nonstop powerfulness done each 4 wheels courtesy of the carmaker’s GR-Four all-wheel thrust system.

The lone disposable options is simply a AU$575 ($400) premium overgarment enactment for the GTS and AU$2,500 ($1,741) matte overgarment for the Morizo Edition.

The Competition

Pricing for the GR Corolla means it matches up good against its rivals. For example, the 2023 Honda Civic Type R starts astatine AU$72,600 ($50,577) including on-road costs. The entry-level GTS is besides cheaper than the VW Golf R that starts astatine AU$65,990 ($45,972) positive on-road costs. Given that on-road costs for the GR Yaris added astir AU$5,000 (~$3,453) to its sticker price, we expect akin with the GR Corolla.

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