Toyota GR Corolla World Premiere Date Announced: March 31

Toyota Corolla 2020

A high-performance Toyota GR Corolla will make its debut very soon – this Thursday, according to an official announcement by the automaker.

Toyota Gazoo Racing will unveil an all-new model this Thursday on Vimeo on March 31 at 9:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time or on April 1 at 3:30 a.m. Central European Time. This is about the Toyota GR Corolla – a hot version, likely in a hatchback body style, of the brand’s global best-seller, with sporty visual upgrades.

Toyota’s teasers show off a fender vent, a “GR” badge that’s is the abbreviation of Gazoo Racing, and a “GR-Four” badge hinting at all-wheel drive.

The new GR Corolla will presumably share its drive system and a turbocharged 1.6-liter 3-cylinder 257-hp engine with the rally-inspired Toyota GR Yaris.

Expect the engine to pair either a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard or a dual-clutch automatic transmission as an option.

The Toyota GR Corolla will enter a competitive environment where it faces such worthy rivals as the Subaru WRX, Volkswagen Golf GTI, Honda Civic Type S, Hyundai Veloster N.

Toyota GR Corolla Teaser
Toyota GR Corolla’s Imprint Hinting at AWD
Toyota GR Corolla Vent
Toyota GR Corolla Vent

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