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Toyota GR Corolla US pricing locked in, Australian pricing still to be confirmed


Hot new AWD hot hatch will rival Golf R, with Corolla GR starting at about $54,000 in the United States, where it has just launched

Pricing for the new Toyota GR Corolla has been revealed for the United States market, where the new AWD hot hatch will commence in price from US$36,995 (about AUD$54,000 at the time of writing in September 2022) for the Core entry-level model.  

A Circuit edition that costs US$43,995 (AUD$65,500) and the range-topping flagship Morizo special edition (US$50,995 or AUD$75,900) will enter US showrooms later in 2023.

The Australian release for the Toyota GR Corolla five-seater has been confirmed by Toyota Australia to be happening between October and December 2022. 

The Toyota GR Corolla will be available in five- and two-seat layouts

A two-seat Morizo version of the GR Corolla has also been revealed and is due down under during the first half of 2023.

Australian pricing is yet to be confirmed by Toyota Australia but is likely to be determined around October 2022. 

How does the US pricing stack up to competitors?

The current eighth-generation Volkswagen Golf R is one of the GR Corolla’s biggest competitors, however the Golf is more expensive, starting at $45,385 in the US. 

2022 Volkswagen Golf R
Watch out Volkswagen Golf R! The GR Corolla is coming

That being said, the US-spec Circuit edition is much more likely to be the car sent to Australia that will only just undercut the Golf R

Although not yet revealed, the new Honda Civic Type R could bring the fight to the GR Corolla, however Toyota’s latest sports car will have the obvious advantage of all-wheel drive. 

What we know so far about the Toyota GR Corolla

The Honda Civic Type R could be a good competitor for the new GR Corolla

The new GR Corolla will take parts from the smaller GR Yaris, but will use a more potent 220kW/370Nm version of the 1.5-litre turbocharged three-cylinder engine. 

It’ll be available as standard with an all-wheel drive system, along with a six-speed manual transmission and front and rear limited-slip differentials. Black 18-inch alloy wheels will feature, along with a newly-designed triple-exit exhaust system. 

The GR Corolla should be fun on the track and the skid pan

Inside, the GR Corolla is likely to receive heated seats, a large central touchscreen, a fully-digital instrument cluster and, to the shock of many enthusiasts, the return of a manual handbrake. 

Australian-delivered GR Corollas could fall under one high-spec variant that could better suit Aussie buying habits.

Australian buyers may not receive the option to purchase the base Core variant that will be offered in the United States.

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