– Just 25 two-seater Morizo Editions will be available for Australia.
– Follows the launch of the GR Corolla performance hatch in February 2023.
– The Morizo Edition is priced to reflect its flagship status at $77,800 plus on-road costs.
– Powered by a 1.6-litre three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine, tuned to produce an extra 30Nm of torque, to a maximum of 400Nm from 3250-4600rpm.
– Power remains the same with 221kW at 6500rpm.
– Recalibrated close-ratio six-speed intelligent manual transmission.
– Monotube shock absorbers have been adopted, further improving roll rigidity and responsiveness.
– MacPherson strut front and double-wishbone rear suspension.
– Tyres are 245/40ZR18 Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 rubber, wrapped around 10-spoke, 18-inch BBS forged alloy wheels. TOYOTA GAZOO RACING is engraved into the outer edge of the rim, with the “R” finished in red.
– Compared to the GTS, an extra 3334mm of structural adhesive has been applied throughout the Morizo Edition’s body.
– Inside the cabin, two new braces bolster structural reinforcement, with a suspension tower brace between the rear wheels joined by a new floor brace in place of the rear seats.
– The removal of the rear seats, various damping and silencing material, the rear wiper and motor and the addition of lightweight BBS forged alloy wheels helps to shed 30kg of kerb weight compared to the GTS.
– Morizo Editions adopt a roof made from carbon fibre reinforced plastic, which not only reduces weight by 2.5kg but lowers the vehicle’s centre of gravity.
– Other weight-saving measures include removing the steering wheel heater, parking sensors and wireless charger, and changing the dual-zone air conditioner to a single-zone unit.
– In the name of weight saving, the eight-speaker JBL audio system has been changed to a two-speaker setup, while native satellite navigation functionality has been removed.
– Race bucket seats upholstered in Brin Naub perforated suede, featuring extra side and seat-base bolstering.
– Suede has been applied to the steering wheel, manual parking brake and shift boot, with alumite red metal accents applied to the steering wheel centre marker and shifter.
– Red stitching also appears on the seats, steering wheel, shifter and parking brake.
– Like the GTS, the Morizo Edition utilises an 8.0-inch touchscreen multimedia system supporting wireless Apple CarPlay and wired Android Auto paired with a colour head-up display and 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster.
– The front intercooler on the Morizo has been emblazoned with a ‘GR-FOUR’ emblem.
– Along with the core Frosted White pearl and Tarmac Black metallic exterior paint colours, a new Matte Steel hue has been introduced exclusively for the Morizo Edition.
– Official fuel economy figures for the Morizo Edition stands at 8.6 litres per 100km on the combined cycle.
– Toyota Connected Services is offered as standard and owners can remotely check the status of their vehicle through the myToyota Connect smartphone app.
– A comprehensive suite of Toyota Safety Sense active safety technologies are included on the Morizo Edition, carrying over all the features of the GTS with the exception of parking sensors.
– The GR Corolla Morizo Edition is covered by Toyota Warranty Advantage, offering up to 5-year, unlimited kilometre coverage extending to seven years on engine and driveline, with capped-price servicing for the first three years/60,000km (whichever comes first) and each 6-month/10,000km service costing $300.
“Every upgrade on the Morizo Edition has been introduced in order to enhance dynamism, reduce lap times and raise the pulse of driving enthusiasts, as is the case for all TOYOTA GAZOO Racing products,” said Toyota Australia Vice President Sales, Marketing and Franchise Operations Sean Hanley.
GR Corolla pricing
Morizo Edition: $77,800
Premium paint: $575
Matte paint (Morizo Edition only): $2500