Orders now being taken for new Corolla GR Sport

Following its debut at this year’s Geneva International Motor Show, the new Corolla GR Sport is now available to configure and order, with deliveries scheduled to commence in January 2020.

2020 Corolla GR Sport

The Corolla GR Sport is the latest model to be influenced by Toyota Gazoo Racing’s championship-winning spirit, and features unique details to endow the car with a more athletic appearance, inside and out.

Its dedicated styling elements include more sharply designed lower bumpers, with honeycomb grille mesh and piano black surrounds on the front, and for the hatchback a diffuser effect with silver inserts at the rear. Black inserts in the sills visually link the two ends, while new 18-inch bi-tone black alloy wheels (17-inch on Touring Sports model) feature a bright machined finish around the rim and tips of the spokes.

Finishing touches include red GR centre caps for the wheels, GR badging on the body, black backgrounds for the Toyota emblems on the bonnet and tailgate, and the option of a new Ash Grey paint finish.

Inside, the Corolla GR Sport equipment specification matches that of the Design grade and further includes a new seven-inch colour TFT multi-information screen with 3D-effect graphics, and a colour head-up display. The tech list also includes Toyota’s latest multimedia package, featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration.

But perhaps the most obvious additions to the cabin are the sports front seats, upholstered in black fabric with a dedicated pinstripe pattern and with the bolsters finished in black-and-grey synthetic leather.

Any other changes for the 2020 Corolla line?

More than 13,000 British-built new Corolla models have been sold in the UK since its launch in March 2019, during which time the range has expanded to three body styles: hatchback, estate and saloon. This early success has no doubt contributed to its election as one of seven finalists in the 2020 European Car of the Year title.

The most significant overall change for the 2020 model year is that Corolla becomes a hybrid-only range, with the discontinuation of the 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine. Depending on the model, the powertrain options therefore consist of either 1.8- or 2.0-litre self-charging hybrid units offering 120bhp and 181bhp respectively.

The new GR Sport and Trek grades (above) add further excitement to the existing Icon, Icon Tech, Design and Excel trim levels, while Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration is now standard across all models.

Learn more: Talking with Corolla’s hybrid engineer

To configure your own Toyota Corolla GR Sport, click here.


  1. The car looks great but I still think you are missing a trick by not connecting Toyota’s Le Mans success to the road cars. There needs to be a hybrid Corolla with at least 220 bhp wearing the GR badge to show that fast cars can be frugal as well!

    My Wife and I are looking forward to our RAV4 AWDi coming in March, maybe you could squeeze the power train out of that into a Corolla?!

    1. Hi Bryan,

      Thanks for getting in touch and for your feedback. All our GR cars are inspired by our Gazoo racing team and you can find out more about this here: https://toyotagazooracing.com/?direct=global

      We will be revealing a car directly inspired by the rally car which is arguably more relevant to a road car: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vkxx1A7aJM

      Speaking of Le Mans, we are working on a Hypercar due to hit the road in the near future, that you can read more about here: https://mag.toyota.co.uk/toyota-confirms-development-of-a-next-generation-hyper-car

      Who knows what the future Corolla could be like, but in the meantime we hope you and your wife will enjoy your RAV4 when it arrives in March. Just 3 months to go!


  2. Will Toyota (via dealers) be providing CarPlay retrofit FoC to 2019 Corolla customers? It was promised at the time of purchase.

    (Please don’t reply directing us to ask individual dealers what Toyota GB’s policy is on this)

    1. Hi Asante,

      Thanks for getting in touch and for your interest in the Corolla GR Sport. We would recommend contacting Toyota in your region for further help with this.


    1. Hi Shahid,

      Thanks for getting in touch. The Corolla Touring Sports GR isn’t available in Bi-tone and therefore isn’t available with a black roof. Bi-tone paint is only available for Corolla Hatchback models. We do have a variety of other colour options available for the Touring Sports model that you can explore further here: https://fal.cn/36Q77


  3. i would like a head up display but not 18″ wheels. will the HUD be available as an option on the Design or Icon spec in the UK?

    1. Hi Colin,
      Thanks for your interest.
      17” wheels are available on the GR Sport model, but only on the Touring Sport version. The heads-up display feature is not available on any other model.

  4. The Corolla GR Sport will have all as standard “Adaptive chassis Drive Control (AVS)”?
    thank you

    1. Hi Cristian,
      Thanks for your comment.
      We would recommend contacting Toyota in your region for specification details relevant to your country.

  5. I am hoping to take delivery of my Corolla Touring GR 2.0 this week. I think their are a few things I will miss from my current Hyundai Tucson. The main one being the powered tailgate. Its such a pity that this isnt included in such a top of the range car. It seems as though the UK comes off second best when it comes to standard equipment. Being disabled and having a hoist fitted to lift my scooters in to the boot. A power operated tailgate would have been just the ticket. Apart from that. The other options my Tucson has I will learn to live without. Electric seats. Blind spot alert.

    1. Hi John, thanks for your comment.

      We’ll pass your feedback regarding the Corolla along to our team. We hope you enjoy it when it arrives. Thanks.

  6. Hi
    My 2.0L corolla Gr has arrived 🙂
    I’m happy with the choice I made.
    One more question, my car doesn’t have Blind spot alert!
    If I buy BSM mirrors, can I work around to make it work on my model?

    1. Hi Cristian,
      Thank you for your comment.
      We would recommend contacting the Toyota distributor in your region for further advice with your query as we can only help with UK specification vehicles.
      However, as Toyota UK, we are unable to recommend modifying your vehicle away from the manufacturer’s specification.

    1. Hi Lar,
      Thanks for your comment.
      Please can you confirm which vehicle you are asking about so we can assist you further.

      1. Hi there,
        Unfortunately we are only able to advise on UK specification Toyota vehicles.
        Please contact Toyota in your region.

      2. Hi Lar,
        Apologies for the miscommunication!
        Our Multimedia Team would be best placed to assist you further with this query.
        You can contact them here – https://fal.cn/3eeaN
        Please let us know if there’s anything else we can do to help.

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