Toyota has introduced the GR Corolla Morizo Edition, a more lightweight, two-seater version of the Japanese firm’s midsize hot hatch boasting more torque. According to the automaker, “The GR Corolla Morizo Edition was developed based on President Toyoda’s discerning resolve to achieve untamed energy that captivates customers.”

The company says that, through weight reduction, increased torque and optimised transmission ratios, it has enhanced the standard GR Corolla’s dynamic performance. For the Morizo Edition, Toyota has ditched the rear pews. Tipping the scales at 1 440 kg, this model weighs “approximately” 30 kg less than its standard stablemate. 


Toyota has also strengthened body rigidity by applying an additional 3.3 metres of structural adhesive and adding body reinforcement braces. The Morizo Edition also features “high-grip” tyres for improved cornering and braking capability. 

The GR Corolla Morizo Edition’s McPherson strut front suspension gains monotube shock absorbers. The rear double-wishbone arrangement has been fitted with monotube shocks. 


In addition, the six-speed manual’s transmission ratios have been optimised. The 1.6-litre turbocharged engine it is linked to has been upgraded to produce 400 Nm of torque (an increase of 30 Nm) from 3 250 r/min to 4 600 r/min (the standard model’s 370 Nm are on tap from 3 000 r/min to 5 550 r/min). Power remains the same at 224 kW, available from 6 500 r/min.