Toyota USA captured Corolla’s lifestyle news pictures and turned it into a trailer for the GR Corolla that we expect to be available in the US next year.The car manufacturer posted this photo on Instagram as early as October, because GR Corolla Forum. Starting from the G:16 reading in the instrument cluster, some Easter eggs clearly indicate what Toyota is referring to, and the photo shows the time at 3:30. The alphanumerics refer to the G16E-GTS engine in the GR Yaris sold elsewhere, which is a turbocharged three-cylinder engine with 268 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque. It is the most powerful mass-produced three-cylinder engine in the world.
Speaking of this, the climate control screen shows 72 degrees for passengers, the steering wheel obscures 7 and shows 68 degrees for passengers. This makes 268 visible. This is thought to refer to the output of GR Yaris as a possible clue to the output we obtained in the United States. But the climate control settings have not changed from the original photos; Toyota sets HVAC to 68 degrees and 72 degrees in many of its US news photos. In Europe, the display usually reads 19 and 21 degrees Celsius.The last report we saw in Japan claimed that the engine will be tuned to a ridiculous 296 horsepower for the United States
The navigation display has been changed to show GR Road, which may only be a reference to the model, or it may be a reference to the GR Yaris all-wheel drive system, which has an electronically controlled center differential and a Torsen LSD at the rear. One is optionally installed at the front. We tend to think that the full fat system will not appear here, which is too much for the hatchback trim we will get, both of which are more suitable for roads than the WRC-aping GR Yaris.
The last news is the camouflage hatchback in the background, which we expect to be the GR Corolla itself. The only problem in this photo is the automatic transmission shift lever. We are looking forward to a six-speed manual transmission, but we think Toyota cannot give up everything yet. GR Corolla is not expected to be a 2023 model until the end of next year.