Toyota GR Corolla Arrives And Selling Out With RM355K Price

This GR Corolla bookings are rising despite a high selling price.

With the huge sales success of the three door earlier launched GR Yaris (priced at RM286,896) in Malaysia, UMW Toyota counting on the same sales success with this latest 5 door hot hatchback GR Corolla which is priced at RM355,000 and ready to compete with the VW Golf R and Mercedes A35 AMG.

Interestingly, bookings for the special Corolla hot hatch in Malaysia started in May 2022 and checks with a few dealers shows high interest.

This GR Corolla is powered by the lightweight, compact-yet-powerful G16E-GTS turbocharged, three-cylinder engine that pumps out an impressive 300 horsepower.

For GR Corolla, Toyota engineers took the same turbocharged G16E-GTS power-plant used in the globally sold out GR Yaris and boosted its output for performance you will feel. Thanks to a three-pipe exhaust system, GR Corolla produces 300hp and a satisfying exhaust note without any augmented engine noise.

GR Corolla

For the pure joy of its rumble, the center pipe is open while idling and up to 20 mph, where it will then close. At 4,500 RPM’s the pipe reopens, reducing exhaust back-pressure for powerful acceleration.

The GR Corolla weighs 1,475 Kg, and is fitted with front MacPherson Struts and rear Double Wishbone with retuned springs, dampers and anti roll bars to help increase body rigidity and handling performance.

It also comes with a forged carbon fiber roof, sporty rear spoiler and vented hood, and runs on Yokohama Advan tyres on 18” inch wheels.

The G16E also benefits from motorsport technologies that maximize performance, including multi-oil jet piston cooling, large-diameter exhaust valves and a part-machined intake port.

Compact and lightweight, the DOHC 12-valve engine features a single-scroll ball-bearing turbo and is matched to a 6-speed intelligent Manual Transmission (iMT) with rev-matching engineered to accommodate high torque levels. The turbocharger is integrated in the exhaust manifold, reducing weight, while control of waste-gate bypass gases is used to improve the catalyst’s warm-up efficiency.

Toyota GR Corolla

Combustion is fed by Toyota’s D-4S direct and port fuel injection system, which operates at high pressure for maximum fuel dispersion.

If you want to know about its fuel consumption, then better you look at buying a stock 1.5L NA Toyota Yaris or Vios. This GR is a performance machine and will should be extracting the most fun from it at every ignition.

Available in Precious Metal, Super White 2, Emotional Red 2 & Black, the GR Corolla comes with 12” inch Full Digital Multi-Information Display alongside with 9” inch Display Audio with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and 6 speakers as standard.

It is also fully equipped with Toyota Safety Sense 3.0 which is the finest and most refined version of Toyota Safety Sense. This includes Pre- Collision Warning, Lane Departure Alert, Lane Keeping Assist, Lane Tracing Assist, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control & Auto High Beam, ISOFIX ready and 7 Airbags throughout the vehicle.

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