2023 Toyota GR Corolla in Timmins, ON
The 2023 Corolla GR is a highly anticipated performance variant of the Toyota Corolla Hatchback. Powered by a specially tuned three-cylinder turbocharged engine, mated exclusively to a six-speed manual transmission, the 2023 GR Corolla is the high-performance hot hatch that Toyota-enthusiasts have been waiting for. Named after the detail-obsessed Toyota Gazoo Racing team, the GR Corolla has been specially engineered by this legendary race team to perform, handle and function at the same level as one of their race-ready vehicles. Inspired by the spirit of rally, engineers and technicians have sharpened acceleration and control to design a vehicle that meets the approval of master driver Akio Toyoda. Interested in learning more about a vehicle worthy of the GR name? Continue reading below as our team at James Toyota has compiled the highlights and key features of this exciting new Corolla model.
Hot Hatch Style
The GR Corolla injects race-inspired styling to the Corolla hatch with a black GR badged matrix grille that directs the eye over the vehicle’s distinctive hood and tapered roofline. Further adding to its race-ready design, the GR Corolla’s wide stance and rear-mounted spoiler help to emphasize the car’s low, planted silhouette that’s ready to pounce.
Designed By Drivers, For Drivers
To help cut through the air, the GR Corolla was designed with enhanced aerodynamics in mind including strategic hood and fender vents and a lightweight roof mounted spoiler. The standard 18 inch gloss black, 15-spoke alloy wheels wrapped in wide tread Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tires ensure high cornering performance, while maintaining the excellent high-speed stability.
|Specifications||2023 GR Corolla|
|Length (mm/in)||4405.00 / 173.40|
|Width (mm/in)||1851.00 / 72.90|
|Height (mm/in)||1479.00 / 58.20|
|Wheelbase (mm/in)||2642.00 / 104.00|
|Ground Clearance (mm/in)||120.00 / 4.70|
|Curb Weight (kgs/lbs)||669.05 / 1,475.00|
Using feedback from expert rally drivers, the GR Corolla’s cockpit design embraces a driver-focused philosophy. Almost everything is within arms reach of the driver, from the shift lever that offers smooth yet satisfying short-shifts, to a strategically placed pull style mechanical parking brake. A brightly lit driver information display and interior trim features around the console and door handles further integrate form into function.
GR Sport Seats
Allow the 2023 GR Corolla’s standard heated sport seats embrace you the moment you enter the vehicle. With its 6-way adjustable driver and 4-way adjustable passenger seat, find your ideal driving position knowing that the GR Corolla will keep you planted even in the most thrilling of situations.
Power That Thrills
Under the hood of the 2023 GR Corolla is a small yet powerful 1.6-litre G16E-GTS turbocharged, three-cylinder engine that generates a staggering 300 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. Don’t let its small size fool you, though, as this specially-tuned engine produces 100 horsepower per cylinder, and when combined with the GR Corolla’s 1,475 kg (3,252 lb) curb weight, propels the vehicle from 0-96 km/h in a hair under 5 seconds!
Exclusive 6-Speed Manual Transmission
Staying true to its rally-racing roots, the 2023 GR Corolla is offered exclusively with a 6-speed manual transmission. Boasting a short-throw lever for quick throws between gears, true driving enthusiasts will appreciate the ability to row their own gears in this thrilling hot hatch.
GR-FOUR All-Wheel Drive
Specially developed for rally racing, the GR-FOUR All Wheel Drive system that’s equipped on all GR Corolla models as standard, delivers exceptional traction and control in any road condition. This lightweight system optimizes drive power sent to each wheel and drivers have the ability to change its power delivery with just a twist of a dial. The Standard drive mode has a front/rear power split of 60/40, sending 60 percent of the power to the front wheels and 40 percent to the rear. Switch over to Sport mode and its 30/70 split fit for optimal drifting capabilities, or select Track mode and enjoy its 50/50 power split for maximum off-the-line velocity.
|Specifications:||2023 GR Corolla|
|Engine||1.6L G16E-GTS Three-Cylinder Turbocharged GDI|
|Drivetrain||GR FOUR All-Wheel Drive|
|Transmission||6-Speed Manual Only|
|0-96 km/h Acceleration (secs)||4.9|
|Max Speed (km/h)||230|
|Fuel Economy (L/100km) (City/Highway/Combined)||25 / 34 / 29|
Standard on all 2023 GR Corolla models is a crisp and clear 12.3 inch Multi-Information Display that houses all of your vital vehicle driving information. In any condition, you’ll get a clear view of the gear shift position, tachometer, turbo pressure, as well as the GR meter with AWD mode, all directly in your field of view.
Available JBL® Premium Audio
Experience a sound system like no other from the 2023 GR Corolla’s available JBL® Premium Audio system. With an eight-channel, 800-watt amplifier pumping out high-fidelity sound through 8 strategically placed speakers, the GR Corolla’s interior cabin is the place to be for driving enthusiasts and audiophiles alike.
8-inch Toyota Multimedia System
An 8-inch Toyota Multimedia System is equipped on all 2023 GR Corolla models. With its standard wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto integration, seamlessly connect your smartphone and enjoy your favourite apps directly on this centre display screen . This system also boasts a suite of Toyota Connected Services such as Safety Connect, Service Connect and Remote Connect Lock/Unlock and Drive Connect to help you stay safe and informed while simplifying your everyday life in the 2023 GR Corolla.
Safety & Driver Assistance
Toyota Safety Sense 3.0
The most advanced suite of active safety features yet, Toyota Safety Sense 3.0 is standard on all GR Corolla models. Take peace of mind to a whole new level with the GR Corolla’s advanced Pre-Collision System that acts as an extra set of eyes on the road, especially at intersections. Further Toyota Safety Sense 3.0 technologies include:
- Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian (Daytime & Low-Light) & Daytime Bicycle Detection, Intersection Support & Emergency Steering Assist
- Full Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control with Curve Speed Management
- Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist and Road Edge Detection
- Lane Tracing Assist with Enhanced Line & Road Recognition
- Automatic High Beams
Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert
The 2023 GR Corolla features a Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert as standard equipment for increased safety and peace of mind. The Blind Spot Monitor detects vehicles in neighbouring lanes that may have escaped detection in your side mirrors. While backing up, the Rear Cross Traffic Alert system warns you about cross-traffic you can’t see.
2023 Corolla GR Trim Level
CoreStarting at $48,604.20*
– Limited Slip Differential
– GR-FOUR Sports AWD System
– 1.6L Turbocharged 3-Cylinder Engine
– 8-inch Toyota Multimedia System with Safety Connect
Interested in getting behind the wheel of your very own 2023 Toyota Corolla GR? Visit our Timmins, ON showroom at 1234 Riverside Drive and browse through our available inventory of new and used Corolla models. James Toyota is your one-stop shop for all things Toyota in Timmins and the greater Northern Ontario region. Explore the latest and greatest new Toyota models or browse through our wide variety of pre-owned vehicles, featured in our James Toyota Used showroom. While you’re here, stop by our parts department and order genuine Toyota parts and accessories or book a service appointment using our simple and intuitive service booking portal. Whatever it is that you need, our team of friendly and knowledgeable Toyota professionals are happy to help.