Toyota has just pulled the wraps off its GR Sport version of the Corolla sedan (or Corolla Altis as it's better known to us), and yes it looks so good!
Following the success of the Corolla Hatchback and Touring Sports GR Sport versions; common styling elements, including exterior and interior trims and alloy wheel and seat designs, have now found their way onto the sedan counterpart.
The new model will be available at selected markets, offered with the 1.8-litre hybrid and 1.6-litre petrol variant, mostly reserved for the European market. Production of the GR Sport versions starts in November 2020, ahead of sales starting, again according to market, from January 2021.
So what’s changed for the better with the Corolla GR Sport:
Piano black exterior detailing on the front grille, door mirror casings, centre pillars and side sills.
Alloy wheels are finished in black. GR trademark red ring around the centre cap. Two different 10-spoke designs are available – 17-inch fitted as standard and 18-inch as an option.
The GR Sport Corolla features a boot lid spoiler, finished in the car’s body colour, a black rear garnish above the licence plate and GR Sport badging on the rear.
Dynamic Grey is the new signature colour for the GR Sport, one of eight colour choices. Selected colours can be combined with a black roof in the first bi-tone paint option for the Corolla.
On the inside, black headlining, a steering wheel wrapped in tactile perforated leather and brushed aluminium front scuff plates bearing the GR logo. The seats are upholstered in a combination of black cloth and high-quality synthetic leather.
Corolla GR Sport customers can also optionally specify an interior ambient lighting system and LED exterior lights.