The Corolla GR Sport is one of two new Corolla derivatives revealed at the Geneva motor show. The other is the Corolla Trek, a version of the Touring Sports estate model with rugged, SUV-inspired styling.
The Corolla GR Sport, which is said to have improved driving dynamics over the standard car, will be available in both hatchback and estate bodystyles and with a choice of 1.8-litre and 2.0-litre hybrid powertrains. No more details on dynamic changes or specification have been given, but it’s expected to get stiffer suspension derived from the brand’s GRMN models, as with the Yaris GR Sport.
Influenced by Toyota Gazoo Racing, the model gets a new front grille design with a dark chrome finish, lower side skirts and sills and a rear diffuser. It also has unique 18in alloy wheels, privacy glass at the rear and a Dynamic Grey bi-tone paint finish.
Inside, it features sports seats and black-and-red stitching on the instrument panel, steering wheel and gearlever.
More details on specifications and pricing will be revealed in due course, ahead of the car's January 2020 on-sale date.
The Corolla Trek, available only as an estate, is designed to “appeal to those who love outdoor pursuits”, says Toyota.
Also offered with both the 1.8-litre and 2.0-litre hybrid powertrains, it gets a 20mm increase in right height and underruns at the front and rear. Inside, there's a 7.0in touchscreen infotainment system, two-tone cloth upholstery and matching wood trim.
Sales of the Corolla Trek are due to commence in August.