Brussels, Belgium – Toyota’s European division has revealed a GR Sport model of the Corolla Sedan and whereas it provides some additional visible flavour to the already sharply styled four-door, there are sadly no efficiency mods to talk of right here.
As a substitute the Corolla GR Sport troopers on with the usual 1.6-litre petrol and 1.8-litre hybrid powertrains which are provided in Europe, though if the GR Sport ever made it to South Africa, it could possible be fitted with the 2-litre engine that powers our range-topping fashions.
However will there ever be an precise efficiency model of the Corolla?
It’s strongly rumoured that Toyota is engaged on a GR model of the Corolla Hatch, powered by the identical 192kW 1.5-litre three-cylinder turbopetrol engine that is discovered within the GR Yaris.
However for now although, essentially the most spicy Corolla on supply is the GR Sport, and it does no less than get an fascinating visible makeover.
The GR Sport rolls on black colored alloy wheels with a contrasting machined end on the spokes and consumers can select between 17” and 18” choices. The darkish theme extends to the automobile’s grille in addition to the door mirrors, centre pillars and facet sills, the place chrome makes means for piano black trim.
Toyota has additionally spiced up the automobile’s tail finish with a physique colored boot spoiler, black rear licence plate garnish and the compulsory GR Sport badging. The Corolla Sedan can also be accessible with a black-coloured roof for the primary time and consumers can select from eight exterior colors, together with the brand new Dynamic Gray hue, which is the signature color for the GR Sport.
Cabin decor consists of sports activities entrance seats, upholstered in a mix of black fabric and artificial leather-based, in addition to a black headlining and brushed aluminium scuff plates that includes GR logos.