Connect with us

Toyota Readying GR Performance Models

2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback XSE

Latest Car News

Toyota Readying GR Performance Models

Oh, it’s happening and it’s glorious: Toyota is remembering its performance roots, finally. While we’re probably not getting the GR Yaris everyone’s been drooling over lately, here in the States we should have a good shot at some of the other rumored upcoming GR performance models.

Among the possibilities is a high-strung GR Corolla Hatchback, which sounds completely awesome. After all, smoking someone using a Corolla would be the ultimate insult.

Then there’s the rumor of the Toyota C-HR getting the GR treatment. It’s about time, because the little crossover looked like it could’ve been something impressive, but front-wheel drive and anemic power aren’t an inspiring combination.

Both of the above-mentioned potential GR models would likely use a turbocharged 1.6-liter three-cylinder engine, the same one being used in the GR Yaris. In Japanese spec that engine produces a stout 268 horsepower. That’s a huge jump from the 144 horsepower on tap for the C-HR.

Considering people seem to have an unquenchable thirst for performance crossovers, this could be a financially savvy move on Toyota’s part. Not only would it help remake the well-earned reputation of making boring vehicles, it could draw even more people to dealerships.

Continue Reading
Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

More in Latest Car News



Get Our StoriesIn Your Inbox

Subscribe for our latest news, reviews, and lists.

Popular Stories

Recent Posts

Truck News

Rivian R1T Launch Delayed

By Apr 8, 2020

Car Manufacturer News

Nissan Has Rejected Obtrusive Screens

By Apr 7, 2020

Car Manufacturer News

Honda and GM Team Up

By Apr 3, 2020
To Top