Following the successful launch of the new Corolla earlier this year – praised for its dynamic look and engaging driving capabilities – Toyota presents the Corolla GR SPORT, a sportier variant that injects some of the passion of TOYOTA GAZOO Racing. After the introduction of the Yaris GR SPORT at last year’s Paris motor show, the Corolla GR SPORT is the second model to join Toyota’s European GR SPORT range.
Toyota Gazoo Racing, the sports car, and competition division of the Japanese automaker introduced the new Corolla Altis GR Sport. It is the sports version of the new generation of the sedan for Segment C (compact). It joins the Corolla GR Sport Hatchback, which was released for sale last March in Europe
Like the five-door model, the Corolla GR Sport sedan offers a more striking aesthetic, both outside and inside. The brand assures that the tuning of the suspensions was also modified, to offer a dynamic behavior “firmer and sportier”. Available on both Hatchback & Touring Sports models and with a choice of 1.8 or 2.0-litre self-charging hybrid powertrains, the new GR SPORT grade takes the GAZOO Racing spirit to the heart of the Corolla range; its unique, sporting design cues targeting younger and enthusiastic customer.
Building on the mid or high grades, the GR SPORT features unique style elements including a new front grille with dark chrome finish and unique lower skirts, side rockers and rear diffuser. The grade also adds bespoke 18” machined alloy wheels, rear privacy glass, fog lamps, LED headlamps and a dedicated exterior colour Dynamic Grey with bi-tone execution.
Onboard, the GR SPORT is equipped with model-specific Sports seats in black fabric with leather-like bolsters, which may be optionally upgraded to full leather upholstery. Additionally, it features a black and red stitch on the instrument panel, steering wheel, and shifter.