Toyota GR Corolla Morizo Edition and GR Corolla RZ, the Most Sporty Variants

 Toyota has just introduced the Gazoo Racing (GR) Corolla RZ and GR Corolla Morizo Edition models. The Toyota GR Corolla Morizo Edition is an exclusive variant. While the GR Corolla RZ is a new trim.

The GR Corolla Morizo Edition model arrives in the United States. This car is the top trim that prioritizes the impression of driving, aka the sportiest of the GR Corolla models. This model was also developed directly by the President of Toyota Motor Corp., Akio Toyoda. Toyoda often races under the alias, Morizo. This is the reason why this model uses the name.

Toyota GR Corolla Morizo Edition and GR Corolla RZ, the Most Sporty Variants

So what distinguishes the two models for these two different automotive markets? We're not going to talk too much about the GR Corolla RZ because it's actually a refinement of the existing model.

In terms of dimensions, the GR Corolla RZ and Morizo share the same size. It is 4,410 mm long, 1,850 mm wide and 1,480 mm high. The height of the Toyota GR Corolla Morizo is slightly lower, at 1,475 mm. This car offers a wheelbase of 2,640 mm and weighs 1,470 kg (RZ) and 1,440 kg (Morizo Edition).

There is a significant difference in the Morizo Edition. Now the weight of the vehicle is reduced, engine torque is enlarged and the transmission is made more optimal. The sensation of speed in the corners is also made more perfect by the use of a monotube shock absorber and sport performance tires. These tires are 10 mm wider than the standard model to improve stability and braking performance.

The GR Corolla Morizo only provides two seats which makes it a pure sports car. The rear row is made empty which makes the vehicle weight reduced by 30 kg. Although strangely the shape of the four-door vehicle was maintained and Toyota replaced the second row with the addition of a frame-reinforcing structure.

Regarding the engine, the GR Corolla uses a 1.6-liter three-cylinder turbo engine coded G16E-GTS. For the RZ its power reaches 304 ps at 6,500 rpm and 370 Nm of torque at 3,000 to 5,550 rpm.

Morizo's power is the same as that of the RZ. But the torque is increased from 370 Nm to 400 Nm. This also makes the acceleration increase with available power at medium engine speed. This machine uses a six-speed manual transmission iMT. The transmission is made denser, especially in low gears to improve performance and driving sensation. Power is transmitted to all four wheels via the GR Four 4WD System, electronic multi plate clutch 4WD technology with three driving modes.

Both cars use the same technology. At the front uses an 18-inch aluminum ventilated disc with 4 calipers, while at the rear uses a 16-inch disc with two calipers.

Toyota also makes the rigidity of the vehicle body increase. This is done by adding 3.3 meters of adhesive material and strengthening the vehicle body. The interior uses a semi-bucket seat that will support the body comfortably while driving. This includes entering corners where the driver feels the great traction of the G-Force. Coloring the inside using black. Luxurious ultrasuede material is present for comfort on the sides of the steering wheel and center console.

Toyota only provides one exclusive color for this Morizo model, namely Matte Steel. In addition, consumers will also get Morizo's signature on the windshield to mark a special model developed directly by Toyota bosses. Other markers for the Morizo Edition are 18-inch BBS forged aluminum wheels with ornamentation on the Toyota GR logo hub and the use of 245/40 R18 Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires.

There is no information about the price of this GR Corolla model. But Toyota plans to start marketing it in the fall of this year. Especially for the Morizo edition, the units will be made limited and consumers who want it must enter the lottery to be able to take home this sporty GR Corolla.


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