The Toyota GR Corolla will be offered in two variants, according to leaked documents published online.

    Photos of what appears to be an official bulletin detailing specifications and colours have been shared on the Facebook group GR Corolla Owners Australia.

    They detail a GTS variant and a two-seater Morizo Edition.

    Toyota confirmed last year only 500 GR Corollas will come to Australia in 2023, spread across its national dealer network. The hot hatch was previously confirmed for a launch in the first quarter of 2023.

    The company has also said it wants to ensure vehicles go into the hands of enthusiasts, not speculators.

    The GR Corolla will go up against the likes of the Volkswagen Golf R, priced from $65,990 before on-road costs, and the Honda Civic Type R, starting from $72,600 drive away.

    While pricing has yet to be confirmed, we expect a premium over the GR Yaris which starts at $54,500 before on-roads.

    The GR Corolla will be built alongside its smaller GR showroom-mate in Toyota’s Motomachi Plant.

    According to the documents, the range opens with the GTS which comes with:

    • 18-inch alloy wheels
    • Yokohama Advan Apex V601 tyres
    • Three all-wheel drive models (60:40, 30:70, 50:50)
    • Normal, sport, eco and custom drive modes
    • Torsen limited-slip differential
    • Front wheel air spats
    • GR Red alumite brake callipers
    • Colour-coded door handles
    • LED front and rear fog lights
    • LED headlights with auto high-beam
    • Power-folding exterior mirrors
    • Rear privacy glass
    • Rear spoiler
    • Triple exhaust tips
    • 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster
    • 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
      • Wired Android Auto
      • Wireless Apple CarPlay
      • Satellite navigation
    • Eight-speaker JBL sound system
    • Head-up display
    • Dual-zone climate control
    • Heated front seats
    • Heated leather-wrapped steering wheel
    • Front and rear parking sensors
    • Reverse camera
    • Keyless entry and start
    • Tyre repair kit
    • Wireless phone charger
    • Two centre console cupholders
    • Two rear armrest cupholders
    • 60:40 split folding rear seats
    • Aluminium pedals
    • Manually adjustable front seats
    • Leather-wrapped shifter, handbrake lever
    • One USB-C port

    The flagship Morizo Edition includes:

    • 220kW/400Nm engine tune
    • Carbon-fibre roof panel
    • GR badge on intercooler
    • Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres
    • Morizo design shift knob
    • ‘Special’ front seat design
    • Two-speaker sound system

    The Morizo Edition will see the deletion of:

    • Dual-zone climate control
    • Satellite navigation
    • Heated steering wheel
    • Parking sensors
    • Wireless phone charger
    • Rear seats
    • JBL eight-speaker sound system

    The entire range comes standard with the following safety equipment:

    • Autonomous emergency braking
      • Pedestrian and cyclist detection
      • Intersection assist
    • Emergency steering assist
    • Traffic sign recognition
    • Lane Trace Assist (lane centring)
    • Adaptive cruise control
    • Blind-spot monitoring
    • Reversing camera
    • Front and rear parking sensors
    • Seven airbags

    In terms of colours, the GTS is available in the following finishes:

    • Glacier White
    • Feverish Red
    • Ebony
    • Liquid Mercury

    The Morizo Edition is available in the following colours:

    • Frosted White
    • Tarmac Black
    • Matte Steel

    The 2023 Toyota GR Corolla range features a turbocharged 1.6-litre three cylinder engine, the same engine used in the GR Yaris.

    In GTS trim, it will produce 220kW of power at 6500rpm and 370Nm of torque between 3000 and 5500rpm.

    The Morizo Edition gets an additional 30Nm of torque, for 400Nm in total.

    Both models will have a six-speed manual transmission and an adaptive four-wheel drive system.

    MORE: Everything Toyota Corolla

    Jade Credentino

    Jade Credentino is an automotive journalist currently based in Melbourne, Australia. Jade has had a chance to review a variety of vehicles and particularly enjoys SUVs. She enjoys traveling and going on road trips exploring Australia.

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