2023 Toyota GR Corolla en path to Australian showrooms | Technoscoob
The highly-anticipated Toyota GR Corolla sizzling hatch is one step nearer to native showrooms, as the primary buyer automobiles arrive at Australian ports.
The primary 2023 Toyota GR Corolla sizzling hatchbacks have arrived in Australia and are on their method to showrooms – however costs and mannequin grades are nonetheless but to be introduced.
Photographs posted to the Toyota Corolla Membership Australia Fb group present what’s believed to be one of many first manufacturing GR Corolla sizzling hatches within the nation, in transit to a dealership in Queensland.
Buyer deliveries are because of start earlier than the top of March – however pricing and out there mannequin grades are nonetheless weeks away from being confirmed, it’s understood.
The automotive pictured – stated to be a part of a batch of about 20 automobiles – wears Yokohama tyres and is alleged to come back with a regular metal roof, suggesting it’s what’s prone to function Australia’s entry-level mannequin.
Increased-grade variations abroad add Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tyres, in addition to a solid carbon-fibre roof – which Australian authorities paperwork point out will probably be out there regionally on some fashions.
The highest-of-the-range Morizo deletes the rear seats, and provides Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 track-day tyres, stiffer suspension, extra torque, new entrance seats, revised gear ratios and extra.
Just like the Japanese mannequin, a vented bonnet is normal on the Australian automotive – however it’s unclear if native automobiles will provide the Torsen limited-slip differentials out there abroad.
As reported beforehand, 500 examples of the Toyota GR Corolla have been allotted to Australia for the primary 12 months – or roughly two automobiles per dealership.
Abroad pricing suggests the vary could open from roughly $65,000 plus on-road prices, and lengthen to nearly $100,000 for the two-seat Morizo version.
Extra particulars of the 2023 Toyota GR Corolla for Australia are anticipated within the coming weeks, as its showroom arrival approaches. Keep tuned to Drive for extra particulars.