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Car Advisor Tamotsu Todoroki

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Are you ready for a hot-hatch revival? - Vol.470

Are you ready for a hot-hatch revival? Toyota certainly is, as it unleashes the eagerly awaited 2023 GR Corolla. This high-performance car from Gazoo Racing is guaranteed to get your pulse racing, with its rally-car width and RC-car silliness, chunky fenders, and a big grille that makes it look like its laughing.

And that's not all ? under the hood, the GR Corolla packs a punch with a souped-up version of the turbocharged 1.6-liter three-cylinder engine from the Yaris GR. In the Corolla, this beast of an engine delivers an astounding 300 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. To up the power output, the Corolla exhaust uses three exhaust exits for reduced backpressure, giving it a distinct look that's sure to turn heads

But sthe GR Corolla isn't just about power ? it's also designed to handle all the gravel-spewing, rise-jumping, and parking lot shenanigans you can throw at it. The frame has additional welds to strengthen joints and more structural adhesive used between glued components, and the front suspension uses tuned struts while the rear is a multilink setup designed around the all-wheel-drive system. The GR is wider than a standard Corolla by 2.4 inches and uses Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tires in 235/40R-18 size on gloss-black 15-spoke alloy wheels, ensuring a smooth and comfortable ride.

The GR's interior is just as impressive, with racy touches that set it apart from the standard Corolla. The Circuit Edition, in particular, features a leather-trimmed steering wheel, a signed shifter, suede and faux leather sports seats with red details, and badges on the headrests. Both the Core and Circuit Edition models get a GR-only performance readout in the 12.3-inch gauge cluster, a short-throw shifter, and a mechanical parking brake. Plus, with Android Auto and AppleCarPlay capability, multiple charge ports, and optional wireless charging, you'll be cruising in style and comfort.

If you're looking to get your hands on one of these bad boys, keep an eye out for their release later this year in the U.S. While pricing has yet to be released, we're hoping for something in the low $30,000 range. And if you're in the market for a car exporter, look no further than They offer a wide range of high-quality, affordable vehicles, including the latest models from Toyota and other leading manufacturers. So why wait? Visit today and get ready to rev your engines!