Toyota Responds to Popular Demand: GR Corolla Circuit Edition to Return in 2024
Toyota has long been known for producing high-quality vehicles that are both reliable and affordable. For years, the company has also made a name for itself in the world of performance cars with its popular GR series of vehicles. Now, Toyota is responding to popular demand and bringing back the GR Corolla Circuit Edition for the 2024 model year. With its sleek design, powerful engine, and advanced performance features, the GR Circuit Edition is set to be one of the most sought-after vehicles on the market in the coming years.
How many GR Corolla circuit editions will be made?
The 2023 Toyota GR Corolla Circuit Edition will be available at dealerships this spring. Around 1,500 Circuit Edition units will be produced for the 2023 model year in the U.S. market. “We are seeing a ton of enthusiasm and excitement for the GR Corolla, especially the Circuit Edition,” says Michael Tripp, Toyota vice president of Marketing and Communications. “When Toyota fans speak, we listen, and our plans are to increase GR Corolla volume and continue offering the Circuit Edition as part of the GR Corolla lineup in 2024.”
Toyota will continue producing the GR Circuit Edition into 2024. So the limited number of 1500 originally expected units will increase over the following year. However, most of the features of the 2023 model will carry over to the 2024 model. The brand is still considering production for 2025 and beyond but has yet to decide fully.
How much horsepower does a GR Corolla Circuit Edition have?
The GR Corolla Circuit Edition is a high-performance variant of the Toyota Corolla model designed for track-focused driving enthusiasts. This vehicle boasts a 1.3-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine that produces 300 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. This impressive power output is achieved through advanced engineering and tuning, including a specially-tuned suspension, aerodynamic enhancements, and upgraded brakes.
Standard features of the Circuit Edition include a vented bulge hood, forged carbon fiber roof, gloss black sporty rear spoiler, front, and rear Torsen limited-slip differentials, and red-painted GR logo brake calipers. The result is a car that delivers a thrilling driving experience with impressive speed and agility. So, to answer the question directly, the GR Circuit Edition has 300 horsepower.
What does a GR Corolla cost?
The 2023 Toyota GR Corolla is competitively priced. A base Core model is available for $36,995. The Circuit Edition costs $43,995, but the most expensive version is a two-seater Morizo edition for $50,995. The Morizo edition will add a few more unique elements to the already impressive Corolla and is expected to release later in 2023.
With a small turbo pushing 25.2 psi of boost in the Core and Circuit models, the GR is a riot to drive. However, Car and Driver note the interior feels like that of the standard $22,645 Corolla. The car has no center armrest, and the infotainment screen is tiny. For nearly $50,000, you should expect more on the inside of the GR Corolla.
Is the GR Corolla a good car?
Overall, the 2023 GR is an impressive driving machine. The main focus is to create a small yet powerful track car that can still be driven on the street. Toyota has achieved this, but the driveability on the road is lacking in how much the car costs. Also, with a limited first run of the vehicle, it will be hard to get one at MSRP. If potential buyers aren’t ready to fork over a premium, they may have to wait till Toyota rolls out more units in 2024.