2023 Toyota GR Corolla Morizo Edition has an exclusive close-ratio intelligent Manual Transmission (iMT) and shorter differential gears for satisfying acceleration across the power band. Toyota Gazoo Racing engineers retuned GR Corolla’s engine for additional power, with peak torque coming in at 3250-4600RPM.
GR Engineers removed nearly 100 pounds of weight versus the GR Corolla Circuit Edition model, preliminary curb weight is estimated at 3,186 pounds (GR Corolla Circuit Edition’s preliminary curb weight is estimated at 3,292 pounds). Primary weight reduction came from the removal of the rear seats, a forged carbon-fiber roof (also used on the GR Corolla Circuit Edition), and forged wheels. The two-seater design also allowed for additional weight removal in the rear, with no rear door speakers or rear window regulator, even the rear wiper blade and motor were pulled to save every ounce.
For tight handling, the Morizo edition has an extra-wide grip, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires mounted on 18-inch forged alloy wheels with an exclusive matte black finish and Toyota Gazoo Racing logo on the rim. It will be equipped with red-painted monotube shock absorbers and have unique suspension tuning for a precision driving feel fit for racing.
On the inside of the Morizo Edition, drivers will find exclusive red and black Ultrasuede and leather sport seating with high bolsters and harness holes, and an Ultrasuede wrapped steering wheel with red sightline, shift knob, and boot and parking brake lever.
Two braces span the rear of the cabin for structural support, with ample space to fit four tires for a track day. It features the same 12.3-inch digital, color Multi-Information Display (MID) as the Core and Circuit Edition. Toyota’s new Multi-Media System with touchscreen and Toyota’s Safety Sense 3.0 (TSS 3.0) system comes standard.
On the outside, it features functional venting, with Morizo exclusive front brake ducts, the same forged carbon-fiber roof, vented bulge hood, and GR-Four stamped side rockers on the Circuit Edition, and aerodynamic features like a flat underfloor and rear lip spoiler. It will be available in Windchill Pearl and a Morizo Edition exclusive New matte-finished Gray and be built at the GR Factory at Toyota’s Motomachi Plant. MSRP will be announced later this year with availability at Toyota dealerships in 2023.
For GR Corolla Morizo grade, we took the same turbocharged G16E-GTS powerplant used in the GR Corolla and bumped the torque. Displacing 1,618 cubic centimeters, it produces a maximum power of 300 hp and 295 pound-feet of torque.
Compact and lightweight, the DOHC 12-valve engine features a single-scroll ball-bearing turbo that’s matched to a 6-speed intelligent manual transmission (iMT) with rev-matching engineered to accommodate high torque levels. TGR engineers adjusted the transmission gear ratios, the differential gear ratio, and engine tuning to support sustained acceleration at peak torque on the Morizo edition. The turbocharger is integrated in the exhaust manifold, reducing weight, while control of wastegate bypass gases is used to improve the catalyst’s warm-up efficiency.
All GR Corollas feature Toyota’s all-new, North American-developed Audio Multimedia system. Featuring an 8-inch touchscreen, the system offers an improved user experience and a wide range of enhanced connectivity and convenience features, including being Over-the-Air (OTA) updatable. Users can interact with the new system’s design through touch and voice activation. With Intelligent Assistant available through Drive Connect, simple phrases like “Hey Toyota” awakens the system for voice-activated commands to search for directions, find Points of Interest (POI), adjust audio controls, change the cabin temperatures, and more.
The cloud-based native navigation system also offered through Drive Connect allows for real-time Over-the-Air updates for mapping and Points of Interest (POI), and Google POI data is integrated to ensure up-to-date search capability.
Toyota Audio Multimedia allows for simultaneous dual Bluetooth phone connectivity with support for wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ capability. A Wi-Fi Connect subscription offers 4G connectivity for up to five devices. Adding to the already robust offering of audio playback ability with HD Radio, USB data, and a SiriusXM® Platinum Plan 3-month trial subscription, Wi-Fi Connect also enables the new Integrated Streaming feature, providing the ability to link your separate Apple Music® and Amazon Music subscriptions to the vehicle for onboard control.
2023 Toyota GR Corolla Morizo Edition offers a host of additional Connected Services. Safety Connect includes an Emergency Assistance Button (SOS), 24/7 Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Automatic Collision Notification, Stolen Vehicle Locator and Collision Assistance comes with a 1-year trial service. Service Connect offering drivers the capability of receiving Vehicle Health Reports, Maintenance Alerts, and reminders come with a 3-year trial.
2023 Toyota GR Corolla Morizo Edition exclusive specs like close gear ratio transmission, shorter differential gears, forged wheels, stiffened chassis, front brake ducts, mono-tube shock absorbers, and Ultrasuede ® trimmed seating and cabin features
- Torque climbs to 295 pound-feet for satisfying acceleration at higher RPMS
- Ultra-lightweight, 2-seater design with additional mass reduction for track readiness
- Wider, high-performance Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires for maximum control
- Limited to 200 numbered GR Factory precision-built units during launch year