It’s transparent that Toyota wish to bottle that GR Yaris magic and promote it in as many variations as conceivable. The rally-inspired engine and drivetrain bundle will reportedly make its technique to the bigger Corolla as a extra mature and surefooted rival to the madcap Honda Civic Type R.
We’re ready with bated breath to peer precisely what the new hatch will seem like, so it’s a excellent process that resident Photoshop wizard Theophilus Chin has whipped up a few renders of the GR Corolla. The result’s a somewhat tasty-looking system that provides a menacing edge to an already aggressive-looking five-door base.
The entrance finish takes quite a few inspiration from the recently-revealed GR 86, with a large downturned decrease grille and vertical nook air intakes. There’s additionally a sizeable Subaru WRX-style bonnet scoop, even though don’t be expecting the real automobile to have it, for the reason that the GR Yaris doesn’t game one, both – the latter’s G16E-GTS 1.6 litre turbocharged three-cylinder engine, which the Corolla will most likely proportion, has a front-mounted intercooler.
Transferring to the facet, one can spot the good-looking eight-spoke alloys from the GR Yaris. They’re housed inside of deliciously flared fenders, which can be in step with rumours that the GR model will likely be 20 mm wider than the inventory Corolla. A big rear diffuser with dual spherical tailpipes, every other design cue from the GR Yaris, will also be discovered on the rear, flanked via a couple of (most likely pretend, sadly) bumper vents.
The true GR Corolla will have to have greater than sufficient firepower to justify the juicy aesthetic thrives – the engine within the GR Yaris produces 272 PS and 370 Nm of torque in Japan (different markets, together with Malaysia, get relatively decrease outputs of 261 PS and 360 Nm).
Unfortunately, the bigger, heavier Corolla isn’t anticipated to obtain to any extent further energy – the mill is already beautiful high-strung as is – so it’s going to most likely be at a vital drawback in comparison to the Civic Kind R. Confidently, the Yaris’ trick all-wheel power machine, which will ship as much as 70% of torque to the rear wheels, will likely be sufficient to make up the adaptation. A six-speed handbook will have to be the only real gearbox introduced.
Apparently, the GR Corolla could also be because of spawn a Traveling wagon model, which will likely be even sweeter information to fanatics. For the reason that Theophilus is a big fan of wagons, we’re anticipating every other render quicker somewhat than later…