It has been around five months since Toyota officially acknowledged the existence of the GR Corolla, and it has seemed like an eternity when the carmaker initially let it be known that the hot hatch was in the process of being developed. It would be an understatement to say that the rally-bred road car with 300 horsepower and all-wheel drive has been in the works for a considerable amount of time.
2023 Toyota GR Corolla Price Revealed
Prices for the eagerly awaited 2023 Toyota GR Corolla span a wide range, starting at $36,995 for the entry-level Core model and going all the way up to $50,995 for the track-focused Morizo special edition. The GR Corolla comes standard with an inline-three-cylinder turbocharged engine producing 300 horsepower, an all-wheel-drive system, and a six-speed manual transmission; however, as the price of the vehicle rises, more performance upgrades become available.
It is important to note that the Core’s base price is lower than the prices of its AWD hot-hatch competitors, which for the time being only include the Volkswagen Golf R, which begins at $45,385. The base price of the previous-generation Honda Civic Type R was $38,910; the new model won’t have any drivetrain other than front-wheel drive and is expected to be much more expensive than the current model. It won’t arrive until 2023.
The Circuit model is priced between the Core and Morizo trims of the GR Corolla at $43,995. It comes standard with front and rear Torsen limited-slip differentials, better brakes, and a variety of comfort and convenience items including as heated seats and a superior audio system than the Core model. There are a few add-ons that can be purchased for the Core in order to make it more comparable to the Circuit. These include the $1180 Performance package, which includes larger brakes and Torsen differentials; the $770 Technology package, which includes a wireless smartphone charger and a JBL audio system; and the $500 Cold Weather package, which includes heated front seats and a heated steering wheel.
The Morizo Edition is a more significant upgrade than the other two due to the more significant changes that have been made to it. These changes include the elimination of the rear seats, the installation of more aggressive Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres, and an increase of an additional 22 pound-feet of torque from the turbo-three, bringing the total to 295 pound-feet. According to Toyota, it is 106 pounds lighter and more rigid than its predecessor thanks to the addition of strut braces. There will be a total of only 200 units made accessible in the United States.
The first model to come will be the GR Corolla Core, and it is anticipated that it will be available for purchase at dealerships later this year. Those who are interested in purchasing either the Circuit Edition or the Morizo Edition models will have to be patient and wait until 2023.