The special Toyota GR Corolla hatchback car is finally here in the ASEAN region, the lucky country is Thailand. Toyota took advantage of the 2022 Thailand International Motor Show to launch the car.
So special, the Toyota GR Corolla only offers around 9 units. The presence of this car is also a symbol of the 60th anniversary of Toyota Thailand. Meanwhile, per unit costs around 3.949 million Bath or the equivalent of Rp. 1.7 billion.
The GR Corolla is based on the Corolla Sport, with 20mm wider front fenders and 30mm rear fenders. While the dimensions are 4,410 mm long, 1,850 mm wide and 1,480 mm high including the antenna (roof height 1,455 mm). The wheelbase is 2,640 mm with a total vehicle weight of 1,475 kg.
The sporty appearance is complemented by 18-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels with black finish, wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tires with a profile of 235/40 R18. Behind the rim are a 14-inch ventilated front disc brake controlled by 4-piston calipers, and a 11.7-inch ventilated rear disc using 2-piston calipers.
Equipped with engines such as the GR Yaris, a gasoline engine coded G16E-GTS 3-cylinder turbo 1,600 cc produces a maximum power of 304 hp and 370 Nm of torque. Connected to a 6-speed transmission with intelligent manual transmission (iMT) technology, as well as the GR-Four AWD system which offers a choice of 60:40, 30:70 or 50:50 torque distribution between the front and rear axles.
The GR Corolla features as a sports car are also very capable, such as Lane Departure Alert assisted by Steering Assist and Lane Tracing Assist. Not only that, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC) will also be embedded in the GR Corolla.
Then Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) 3.0, including Blind Spot Monitor (BSM), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), Hill Start Assist Control (HAC) has become standard. Road Sign Assist makes it easier for motorists to be aware of traffic signs, because they appear on the Multi-information Display (MID).