What do you think about when you hear the word ‘Toyota’? Is it the world’s most popular car? Does your mind move towards the vehicles we see and drive on streets in our community, or maybe the trucks and SUVs Toyota makes to excel off-road? Do you think about the success and fame of various Toyota cars in the motorsports world? When it comes to Toyota, you could think about it ALL, because Toyota excels at everything they strive for. And today we take a look at the latest Toyota announcement… The 2023 GR Corolla.

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Following up 2022’s year-defining release of the all-new 2022 Toyota Tundra, 2023 is already highly anticipated to be another hype year for the Toyota lineup. Joining not just the extended Corolla family but adding to the line of Gazoo Racing models – the 2023 GR Corolla is coming. North America has looked jealously overseas for years as the GR Yaris continues to impress drivers on and off the track, and our patience is finally being rewarded!

Gazoo Racing began as an amateur race project that was made an official branch of Toyota a few years later, specifically for the development of new cars fit for the world of motorsports. Since then, the GR Supra, GR Yaris, and GR86 have become popular additions to the garages and driveways of drivers around the world.

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Toyota has been sneakily teasing the GR Corolla throughout various promotional materials for the last half 6-9 months – hinting at details of the vehicle specs, design and capabilities with deciphered codes and photoshopped background images. Fans of the GR brand had already managed to confidently uncover some of those details – but when the official reveal of the GR Corolla dropped in April – there was lots of surprise – and zero disappointment.

 A 1.6L 3-cylinder direct-injected turbo engine to reach 300 hp and 273 lb-ft. of torque means this is above and beyond the capabilities of what we know of the Corolla. The GR Corolla is All Wheel Drive and its 6-speed manual transmission is sure to make true drivers exceptionally happy. The Hot Hatch styling with a race-inspired interior and the inclusion of the brand-new Toyota Multimedia System with Toyota Safety Sense 3.0 makes this one of the most advanced and specifically engineered Toyota vehicles yet.

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The 2023 Toyota GR Corolla is a remarkable vehicle, and the demand is already very high. Preorders for this upcoming model have been flooding into Toyota dealerships across Canada and the United States. Although we don’t know yet just how many will be produced and available to buy when the GR Corolla ships in late 2022 – Red Deer Toyota has already fielded countless calls and DMs with customers asking to have their name on what will be one of the hottest releases across any car manufacturer in 2023.

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With Toyota continuing to build and sell cars, trucks and SUVs that broaden the scope of what any car manufacturer offers on lots in Central Alberta and beyond – The 2023 GR Corolla is a welcome addition to a robust lineup of vehicles that offer affordability, reliability, safety, style and luxury. Contact us today at Red Deer Toyota, Central Alberta’s #1 Volume Dealer!

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