At a 2.1-mile point on the outrageously undulating road course at Utah Motorsports Park, we were strapped into the new Toyota GR Corolla and waited in pit lane. We felt a little stupid. We assumed that up until this point, the only persons who had ever worn helmets inside a dealership-ready Toyota Corolla were eccentric people who had fantasies of, well, something as crazy as a production Toyota Corolla that was ready for the racetrack. But with heavily cushioned front seats, a digital instrument panel that, in Sport mode, transforms into a horizontal bar-style tachometer with a plethora of auxiliary gauges, and the peculiar burble of an inline three turbocharged engine coming from the back, the car truly leans into the role. Give this post by Lake Charles Toyota a good read to get an overview of the 2023 Toyota GR Corolla.
In 2023, the GR Corolla will be a brand-new model for Toyota, competing against well-liked sport compacts like the Honda Civic Si, Hyundai Veloster N, and the 10Best Award-winning Volkswagen Golf GTI and Jetta GLI. The Volkswagen Golf R and the next Honda Civic Type R, two of the most powerful hot hatchbacks, will certainly face competition from the GR Corolla given its pricing and horsepower. In order to acquire front and rear limited-slip differentials, we recommend spending extra money on the Performance package. Otherwise, we'd stay with the Core trim. Only 200 of the highest-end Morizo Edition trims will be constructed in 2023, and they have been stripped of key components, including the rear seat, to improve performance while reducing weight.
Reach us at the Lake Charles Toyota dealership if you want your next vehicle to be a 2023 Toyota GR Corolla. Come by and visit our dealership if you'd like to see our collection of pre-owned Toyota vehicles.