The Premium trim will start at $41,015, filling the gap between the entry Core and returning Circuit trim levels.
The Premium trim adds features from the Performance package including suede-trimmed seats, brake cooling ducts, and front and rear limited-slip differentials.
The GR Corolla family is adding another member for the 2024 model year with the addition of a new trim level. The 200 Morizo editions for 2023 are done, and despite the Circuit model being originally planned as a limited-run model for the hot hatch's first year, Toyota decided to bring it back for 2024. Now, Toyota has announced that a new Premium trim will fill both the price and amenity gap between the entry-level Core model and the more focused Circuit edition.
Opting for the Premium trim brings everything from the Core, plus visual upgrades like Brin Naub suede-lined seats embossed with the GR logo and a set of red-painted GR brake calipers. The mid-range trim also adds performance upgrades from the Performance package, including front and rear Torsen limited-slip differentials, brake ducts, and front and rear parking sensors. There are also creature comforts including an upgraded JBL sound system, wireless phone charger, heated front seats, and a heated steering wheel.
With the 200 stripped-down and focused Morizo Edition models limited to the 2023 model year, the Circuit Edition is the new top dog. Just like last year, the Circuit comes with flared nostrils on the hood, a forged carbon-fiber roof, rocker panels on the sides, and a gloss black spoiler at the back. For 2024, the Circuit nabs the forged aluminum 18-inch BBS wheels from the Morizo as standard equipment, shedding weight from the little Corolla. There's also a new blue paint option called Blue Flame that includes matching interior stitching for the shift knob and seats
185.4-HP Per Liter
All three trim levels produce 300 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque from the GR's turbocharged 1.6-liter inline-three. That equates to a mind-altering 185.4 horsepower per liter of engine—from a Corolla. The team over at Gazoo Racing has made a few mechanical tweaks to the car for the new year. Upgrades include changes to the steering gear, rear suspension, and battery ground, as well as aero updates such as the addition of aluminum sheets to the front and rear bumpers to affect airflow.
Toyota is also planning to expand the optional GR performance parts to allow for more customization later this year. Performance lowering springs and performance shocks top that list, while the rear sport wing will also be available for the Core and Premium trims.
Pricing only moves a few hundred dollars, with the Core model now starting at $37,195—a $200 increase over last year. The new Premium model slots above the Core at $41,015, and the Circuit Edition sits at the top of the lineup with a new starting price of $45,835.
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