For the nth time, the upcoming Toyota GR Corolla hot hatch has been teased again by the Japanese automaker. Darn it, Toyota, just show the damn thing already.
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This is the most revealing look that we have of the upcoming GR Corolla. During this promotional Instagram post about the GR 86, the GR Corolla makes subtle appearances while the two-door sports car drives down through winding country roads.
Do note, however, that the video that’s now posted on Instagram is now an edited version of the original clip. The initial video was more revealing of the GR Corolla, and we have no clue why the sudden change of tone for the teasers. Instead, the edited teaser now shows the hot hatch in a distorted view. It then shows a three-pedal setup.
One good question is whether the Toyota GR Corolla will be sold in the Philippines, or anywhere else in the world. From what we understand, since it’s only Toyota USA who is showcasing teasers of the GR Corolla, this hot hatch will be exclusive to North America. This makes sense since North America is the only major automotive market to not have the GR Yaris.
While Toyota has yet to confirm what the GR Corolla’s engine and drivetrain will be, all prior teasers point towards a 268-horsepower 1.6-liter three-cylinder turbo gasoline engine that’s hooked up to a 6-speed manual, driving all four wheels via a bespoke GR-Four all-wheel drive (AWD) system.
The Toyota GR Corolla aims to compete with the upcoming Honda Civic Type R, Volkswagen Golf R, Hyundai Veloster N, just to name a few. With this in mind, which of these hot hatches do you like the most?