The Toyota Gazoo Racing team is upping the ante on the already high-performing GR Corolla for 2024. They’re bringing back the sought-after Circuit Edition for another year, offering it in a striking Blue Flame paint colour. Additionally, they’re introducing a new GR Corolla Premium Grade, elevating the model’s features with high-performance components as standard for enthusiasts.
The GR Corolla has received an overwhelming response, capturing a passion for driving. The new Premium Grade maintains the focus on the driving experience. It comes with dual LSD (Limited Slip Differential) to maximise traction and torque distribution during cornering. Brake cooling ducts come standard, and the interior receives an upgrade with heated seats, a heated steering wheel, front/rear parking sensors, JBL Premium Audio, and a wireless cell phone charger.
For 2024, the Circuit Edition will be available in Blue Flame and Ice Cap colours. It features standard black forged aluminium 18-inch BBS wheels, reducing weight for an even more agile model. The Circuit Edition also boasts a bulge hood, forged carbon fibre roof, gloss black high-mounted rear spoiler, black side rocker graphics, a leather-wrapped shift knob with a blue sightline, and a forged carbon fibre accent on the shifter top plate.
Toyota is also expanding its official Toyota Gazoo Racing performance parts lineup. Performance-lowering springs and performance shocks will be available for those seeking a lowered look without compromising handling. The Rear Sport Wing can be added to the Core and Premium Grades for additional style.
In addition to these updates, the Toyota Gazoo Racing engineering team has made meticulous improvements to the chassis and aerodynamics for 2024. Material and aero updates aim to enhance the overall performance and driving experience.
All GR Corolla models for 2024, whether Core Grade, Premium Grade, or Circuit Edition, are powered by a turbocharged G16E-GTS 1.6-litre 3-cylinder turbo engine, outputting an impressive 300hp and 370Nm of torque. The GR Corolla features the rally racing-developed GR-Four All-Wheel-Drive system, providing exceptional levels of traction and control.
The GR Corolla continues to embody an epic AWD hot hatch, designed for enthusiasts seeking an exhilarating driving experience. The 2024 Core, Premium, and Circuit Edition models are expected to arrive at Toyota dealerships later this year in the US.