The Toyota GR Corolla hatchback has a special version of the Morizo Edition, created taking into account the wishes of Toyota President Akio Toyoda. Such a car is lighter than a conventional GR Corolla, equipped with a reconfigured transmission and new, more tenacious tires. Although the engine is the same, it gives out more torque, and there are single-tube shock absorbers on the Morizo Edition, which work out irregularities more accurately and cool down better.
The name GR Corolla Morizo Edition refers to the president of Toyota Akio Toyoda. Under this nickname (Morizo), he performs in races, and the hatchback is built taking into account his preferences and wishes. The car body is reinforced with three meters of structural glue and additional stiffeners. Due to the rejection of the rear sofa, the weight, compared with the usual GR Corolla, was reduced by 30 kilograms. For better grip in corners, wider tires are installed (245/40R18 Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 instead of 235/40R18 Yokohama ADVAN Apex V601).
The engine is the same. The three-cylinder turbo engine G16E-GTS with a volume of 1.6 liters produces 304 horsepower, but on the GR Corolla Morizo Edition, the torque is slightly increased — from 370 to 400 Nm. In order to improve the acceleration dynamics, the lower gears (from the first to the third) are brought closer together and the main pair is shortened. The drive, of course, is a full GR-Four, with a multi-disc coupling for connecting the rear axle, two Torsen differentials with locks, and three operating modes. The suspension scheme has also been preserved (McPhersons with a multi-link), only single-tube shock absorbers were installed on the hatchback, and they are inverted in front.
Other notable differences include an exclusive matte body color, air ducts for cooling the front brakes, semi—bucket seats with developed lateral support, Brin Naub suede upholstery, and synthetic leather. The GR Corolla Morizo Edition will go on sale next year. The circulation for the United States is known — only 200 copies.