Toyota has landed 25 models of the GR Corolla Morizo Version which provides a variety of enhancements over the GTS model that are designed to maximise precision dealing with and track-day efficiency.
Toyota Australia spokesperson Sean Hanley says the Morizo Version offered much more attraction for GR Corolla followers desirous to push the automobile to its limits.
“The GR Corolla Morizo Version is the results of our engineers’ want to create a automobile that pushes the boundaries of sizzling hatch efficiency,” Hanley says.
“Each improve on the Morizo Version has been launched as a way to improve dynamism, scale back lap instances and lift the heart beat of driving fans. Curiosity is certain to be excessive,” he says.
The 1.6-litre three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine underpinning the GR Corolla vary has been tuned to supply an additional 30Nm of torque, to a most of 400Nm from 3250-4600rpm. Energy stays the identical with 221kW at 6500rpm.
To assist optimally deploy all 400Nm, engineers recalibrated the close-ratio six-speed clever guide transmission with altered gear ratios for the primary and third gear, permitting for the engine energy band for use extra effectively. The ultimate gear ratio has additionally been configured to optimise drive torque.
Excessive-strength gear materials has been adopted to enhance sturdiness, with the primary, third, fourth, fifth and remaining drive gears gaining shock therapy to reinforce shock torque energy. The spring contained in the synchroniser has additionally been strengthened within the identify of improved shifting efficiency throughout sports activities driving.
Official gas financial system figures for the Morizo Version stands at 8.6l/100km on the mixed cycle, with mixed cycle CO2 emissions of 196g/km.
Monotube shock absorbers have been adopted on the Morizo Version, additional enhancing roll rigidity and responsiveness of the MacPherson strut entrance and double-wishbone rear suspension.
Dealing with grip is enhanced with the fitment of 245/40ZR18 Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 rubber, wrapped round 10-spoke, 18-inch BBS cast alloy wheels. Toyota Gazoo Racing is engraved into the outer fringe of the rim, with the “R” completed in pink for a particular visible contact.
Constructing on the inflexible and light-weight TNGA-C platform, the Morizo Version provides additional structural reinforcements to supply the stiffest potential underpinnings.
In comparison with the GTS, an additional 3334mm of structural adhesive has been utilized all through the Morizo Version’s physique, representing a 6082mm enhance over the usual Corolla hatch.
Contained in the cabin two new braces bolster structural reinforcement, with a suspension tower brace between the rear wheels joined by a brand new flooring brace instead of the rear seats.
The removing of the rear seats signify simply one of many many weight-saving measures utilized to the Morizo Version, which cumulatively shed 30kg from the automobile’s kerb weight in contrast with the GTS.
The removing of the rear seats reduces over 10kg of weight, with varied damping and silencing materials and the rear wiper and motor deleted additional shedding weight. The light-weight 18-inch BBS cast alloy wheels additionally assist scale back mass.
Morizo Editions undertake a roof constructed from carbon fibre bolstered plastic, which not solely reduces weight by 2.5kg however lowers the automobile’s centre of gravity by lightening the higher areas of the automobile.
Different weight-saving measures embody eradicating the steering wheel heater, parking sensors and wi-fi charger4, and altering the dual-zone air conditioner to a single-zone unit.
Contained in the automobile, the Morizo Version provides numerous race-inspired touches to help in high-speed driving and cornering.
The usual mixed-material seats within the GTS have been swapped out with race bucket seats upholstered in Brin Naub perforated suede, that includes additional aspect and seat-base bolstering to maximise occupant grip and stability throughout efficiency driving.
Suede has been utilized to the steering wheel, guide parking brake and shift boot for sturdy grip, with alumite pink steel accents utilized to the steering wheel centre marker and shifter.
Purple stitching additionally seems on the seats, steering wheel, shifter and parking brake for an extra-sporty contact.
Just like the GTS, the Morizo Version utilises an 8.0-inch touchscreen multimedia system supporting wi-fi Apple CarPlay and wired Android Auto, paired with a color head-up show and 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster.
Within the identify of weight saving, the eight-speaker JBL audio system has been modified to a two-speaker setup, whereas native satellite tv for pc navigation performance has been eliminated.
Toyota Linked Companies are supplied as normal, offering enhanced security and comfort options due to an inbuilt Information Communication Module within the automobile.
Homeowners can remotely verify the standing of their automobile by way of the myToyota Join smartphone app, and the automobile is designed to routinely talk with emergency companies within the occasion of a collision or crash.
A complete suite of Toyota Security Sense lively security applied sciences are included on the Morizo Version, carrying over all of the options of the GTS excluding parking sensors.
Together with the core Frosted White pearl and Tarmac Black metallic exterior paint colors, a brand new Matte Metal hue has been launched solely for the Morizo Version.
The entrance intercooler on the Morizo has been emblazoned with a ‘GR-FOUR’ emblem for a refined however dynamic contact.
The GR Corolla Morizo Version is roofed by Toyota Guarantee Benefit, providing as much as 5-year, limitless kilometre protection extending to seven years on engine and driveline, with capped-price servicing for the primary three years/60,000km (whichever comes first) and every 6-month/10,000km service costing $300.
The Morizo Version is priced to replicate its flagship standing at $77,800 plus on-road prices. Premium paint prices $575, whereas the unique Matte Metal paint color provides $2500.