Last slide at the Tokyo Motor Show, Toyota rolled the GR Yaris, a substantial-overall performance edition of its popular hatchback the World-wide-web positively blew up, in particular on this aspect of the Atlantic.

The wonderful print did reveal the foreseeable future scorching hatch was destined for the Japanese and European marketplaces only, but that didn’t stop some folks dreaming. On the other hand, the truth is that the Yaris made available in those marketplaces and the 1 we have right here – fundamentally a rebadged Mazda2 – are not the identical. The GR Yaris was never coming right here.

Things aren’t all bad on the scorching hatch entrance, nevertheless. An American Toyota executive informed Vehicle and Driver magazine this previous February that the Japanese organization had an “reply” to our North American pleadings – although he declined to supply any further aspects. The magazine promptly named up the plan of a beefed-up Corolla, with other publications imagining the arrival of a steroidal variant of the C-HR.

Now, according to Vehicle and Driver, it’s definite that the Corolla will get the GR cure from the firm’s racing division, Gazoo Racing. The publication even pins an arrival yr on the model:  2022, the identical yr in which a Corolla-based SUV is predicted.

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Toyota GR Yaris

It is also predicted that the foreseeable future GR Corolla will inherit the GR Yaris’ motor, a 1.6L turbocharged device able of spitting out 257 hp and 266 lb-ft of torque. Electricity climbs as substantial as 268 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque with the GR Yaris variant reserved for the Japanese marketplace.

The GR Corolla will undoubtedly be significantly less extraordinary than the GR Yaris, nevertheless. That edition, motivated by the globe of rally racing, benefits from all-wheel push, which permits it to carry out the -a hundred km/h in 5.5 seconds. As a bonus, the GR Yaris can be outfitted with optional constrained-slip differentials on the entrance and rear axles.

The Corolla, on the other hand, has to send out its electrical power to the entrance. And then you can find the bodyweight situation. The GR Yaris weighs 2822 lb many thanks to an aluminum hood, doorways and tailgate, as perfectly as a carbon-fibre roof. Our North American Corolla XSE is much larger and weighs 3,060 lb.

However, any information saying the arrival of a spicier Corolla is welcome.

Superior however, the overall performance stage of this foreseeable future GR Corolla will enable it to contend straight with the Hyundai Veloster N, despite the fact that the latter need to itself advantage from extra electrical power as of next yr. Then once again, due to the fact Toyota has some time ahead of it, it will have the chance to readjust to match.