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I’m not lying! GR Corolla debuts on April 1st

GR Corolla

On April 1, 2022, Toyota unveiled the world premiere of the GR Corolla, a 5-door hatchback sports car based on the Corolla Sport with improved sports performance, and on June 1, the details of the Japanese specification car were released. .

The GR Corolla is equipped with the 1.6-liter in-line 3-cylinder turbo engine “G16E-GTS” adopted by the GR Yaris with an increased output of 304 horsepower, and adopts the “GR FOUR” sports 4WD system like the GR Yaris.

With the same engine as the GR Yaris, which debuted with a high output engine of 272 horsepower and became a big topic, the GR Corolla with even more horsepower has already been praised by enthusiastic fans in the United States.

GR Yaris is eligible for “KINTO FACTORY”

The base Corolla Sport is a 4-cylinder, but the GR Corolla is a 3-cylinder

As mentioned above, the GR Corolla is equipped with the same 1.6-liter inline 3-cylinder turbo engine “G16E-GTS” as the GR Yaris.

The Corolla Sport, which became the base model of the GR Corolla, uses a 1.2-liter or 1.8-liter in-line 4-cylinder engine, while the GR Corolla uses an in-line 3-cylinder engine.

Since the inline 3-cylinder engine is an engine type that is often used in light vehicles, you may feel that the GR Corolla is higher than the Corolla Sport, but the engine grade is lower.

However, although it is said that the in-line 3-cylinder engine vibrates more than the in-line 4-cylinder engine, it is possible to avoid output loss and increase in vehicle weight due to the increase in the number of parts, and the increase in the size of the engine itself. As a result, the GTS engine was able to be a compact yet high-performance engine.

Toyota says that it is “the most efficient choice” about installing this G16E-GTS engine in GR Corolla. On top of that, Toyota increased the horsepower of the GR Corolla by more than 30 horsepower from the 272 horsepower of the GR Yaris.

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