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06-2022

The three-year wait time for the GR Corolla in Australia affected another Toyota due to limited supply and rising demand

The three-year wait time for the GR Corolla in Australia affected another Toyota due to limited supply and rising demand

Another week, another story about the Gazoo Racing (GR) Corolla, and this time, the news isn’t so good — unless you’re one of the lucky few who’ve already made a deposit for the new Toyota hot hatch. has deposited. Official pricing and specifications for Australia have been announced.

CarsGuide Toyota Motor Company Australia (TMCA) had instructed its dealer network to extend waiting times of up to three years for the high-performance turbo all-wheel drive hyper-hatch outside Japan.

That’s right: up to three years for the delivery of the GR Corolla.

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Furthermore, it appears that TMCA already has over 1000 orders and counting for the GR Corolla as of the middle of last week, as consumers are aware that this model will only be available in a comparatively limited number. will be built up and global supply will not be strong.

This is as per Toyota Dealer Source, Straight Speaking CarsGuide On the subject of GR Corolla availability.

If that’s the case, the three-year time frame is really simple math, given that only 500 examples will be made available to Australian buyers annually when sales begin in the fourth quarter of this year.

With at least 1000 (fully refundable) deposits now received more than seven days in advance, potential consumers who order the GR Corolla now will probably be able to own their vehicles in Australia sometime in the second half of 2024. Will not see distributed.

The three-year wait time for the GR Corolla in Australia affected another Toyota due to limited supply and rising demand

Given that only 8600 will be built in the first year and 6600 are headed to North America, this leaves some precious things for the rest of the world.

A TMCA spokesperson has been contacted, but has yet to provide comment or response at the time of publication.

There’s more to it with the dealer’s confirmation that the pricing will indeed be “between $70,000 and $80,000,” as evidenced by our indicative pricing story last week from a reader tip and subsequent dealer inquiries. was done after. CarsGuide,

The three-year wait time for the GR Corolla in Australia affected another Toyota due to limited supply and rising demand

We have also received confirmation from the same source that Australia will be getting the GR Corolla Core as well as a more track-focused circuit variant, accounting for the range in prices.

As we mentioned last week, the $70,000 price of the Core is expected to be a ‘driveaway’, making Toyota cost competitive against one of its closest rivals in Australia, the Volkswagen Golf R which precedes the on-road cost. Starting at $65,900, or for $68,990. Unique R Wagon option.

In short, the 2023 GR Corolla will be powered by a 220kW/370Nm 1.6-litre three-cylinder turbo petrol engine, which will drive all four wheels via a six-speed manual transmission.

More details, including actual pricing and full specifications, will be revealed at a later date.

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