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    Default Corolla GR debuts Thursday 31st

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    Glad they're bringing this engine over. It's just too bad this shell is meh. Whatever, let's see what it looks like.

    Also this better have AWD like the Yaris or else they goofed.

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    sounds cool. Hope they make lots, hope they sell lots.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Disoblige View Post
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    Glad they're bringing this engine over. It's just too bad this shell is meh. Whatever, let's see what it looks like.

    Also this better have AWD like the Yaris or else they goofed.
    If this doesn't have AWD, that will be a major facepalm.

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    I'm hoping for 4wd, leg room and not many go fast wings/badges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disoblige View Post
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    Glad they're bringing this engine over. It's just too bad this shell is meh. Whatever, let's see what it looks like.

    Also this better have AWD like the Yaris or else they goofed.
    It has "GR-FOUR" on the side skirts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heavyD View Post
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    It has "GR-FOUR" on the side skirts.
    GT-Four might mean something, GR-Four might mean something else. I'm not trusting Toyota with ANY badging or nameplates after the BMW Supra.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heavyD View Post
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    It has "GR-FOUR" on the side skirts.
    It's true, it should have AWD. I am just wanting it confirmed.

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    Sweet! Hope that Toyota will use a better tune for it, close to 300HP. (many tuning for the Yaris GR to over 300 HP) And hope it is not too heavy and under $50K to start.

    I wonder how much "Markup" the dealer will charge .. $10k? 15K?
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    wasnt the Yaris based on the Corolla platform anyway?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disoblige View Post
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    Glad they're bringing this engine over. It's just too bad this shell is meh. Whatever, let's see what it looks like.

    Also this better have AWD like the Yaris or else they goofed.
    I've read some articles say GR-FOUR which confirms AWD. Probably Haldex FWD-bias but still AWD.

    EDIT: @heavyD got it covered


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    The benefit of masks is not known at this time. But we do know it is some non-trivial amount more than zero.

    We also know that the cost of mask use is, essentially, zero.

    So the cost:benefit of mask use is approaching infinity. I'll take that every time. And every time I see someone without a mask, I think they are stupid.

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    I love wide fenders and manual. All the speculation on GR forum is that it’s same motor and AWD system as GR Yaris ie epic. It needs to be priced right in between GTI/ R… if it is then I’m definitely lining up.

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    If its actually turbo-awd it looks like I found a replacement for the fiesta. Always been sad there hasn't been any fun turbo-awd hatches besides the Focus RS / Golf R. Not excited to see pricing on it tho.
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    I’m excited but unlikely to buy one because my other half won’t drive manual

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    Quote Originally Posted by flipstah View Post
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    I've read some articles say GR-FOUR which confirms AWD. Probably Haldex FWD-bias but still AWD.

    EDIT: @heavyD got it covered
    The base AWD system is a poor man's Haldex. In the UK the base model GR Yaris comes with this system. The circuit pack includes front and rear Torsen LSD's as that's the one to have. I imagine the GR Corolla will have this system either standard or optional. If not I'm out on this car.

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    wasnt the Yaris based on the Corolla platform anyway?
    Nope. The GR Yaris is built on Yaris platform but uses the rear subframe of the Corolla. This is what likely makes for a relatively easy transition to a Corolla GR.

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    If its actually turbo-awd it looks like I found a replacement for the fiesta. Always been sad there hasn't been any fun turbo-awd hatches besides the Focus RS / Golf R. Not excited to see pricing on it tho.
    Unfortunately I think it's going to be pricey as the GR Yaris with Circuit pack was priced similarly to the Civic Type R in the UK. I expect it will be in the range of $50k. Historically Toyota performance vehicles have always been priced a the top of their segments and I don't expect this to be any different.
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    Considering how much Demuro loved the Yaris GR, I'm hoping for similar results here. It's a shame it has to be put into something like a Corolla, but it fits the ethos for this kind of car.

    As others are saying AWD is a must. Even if it's a basic system, I think the issue with these hot hatches like the GTI is getting grip to put the power down. It's the main reason I haven't actually bought the GTI in the past and have been toying with the idea of a Golf R.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heavyD View Post
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    Unfortunately I think it's going to be pricey as the GR Yaris with Circuit pack was priced similarly to the Civic Type R in the UK. I expect it will be in the range of $50k. Historically Toyota performance vehicles have always been priced a the top of their segments and I don't expect this to be any different.
    So what you're saying is if I want a GR Corolla, I'm gonna need to see $300 oil and not celebrate with triple meat subs. fuk

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    If this is $50k, hell no.

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    It's totally going to be $50K. Might even be $55K.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benyl View Post
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    It's totally going to be $50K. Might even be $55K.
    I think you're right, wouldn't be surprised at all

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