Automotive GR Sport

Published on February 10th, 2023 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez


Toyota Corolla Cross GR Sport Launching In Malaysia

Will you buy a GR Sport version of this popular Toyota SUV?

UMW Toyota will be launching a range of GR Sport ready vehicles this coming weekend and the popular Corolla Cross will be getting a sporty appearance courtesy of black-colour matched exterior bits and some GR inspired modifications.

Interestingly, this Corolla Cross GR Sport has already been launched in Taiwan and Thailand and now it is ready for the Malaysian market.

To be more precise, the GR Sport bits will start with a black-colored roof, black side mirrors, and even its tail-lamps which will be a black tint to enhance a sporty look. This very popular SUV will probably ride on a set of Gazoo Racing 18-inch alloy wheels with a two-tone color scheme.

Did you know that all-new Corolla Cross which was launched in Malaysia in January 2022 for RM136k is family practical C-SUV that completes the modern Corolla range, giving Toyota an even stronger presence in the European C-segment and the market’s widest range of SUV models. Its introduction alongside the established Corolla hatchback, sedan and Touring Sports shows that there truly is “a Corolla for everyone.”

Developed with Toyota’s TNGA philosophy, it is constructed on the well-proven GA-C platform and offers the essential qualities that have made the Corolla an enduring success. Corolla remains the world’s best-selling automotive nameplate, with more than 50 million global sales across 55 years and 12 generations.

To provide a better handling, this Corolla Cross GR Sport will offer better handling with a set of tuned shock absorbers and springs.

Meanwhile, the body of this GR Sport version will also stiffer than the normal Corolla Cross with the addition of a lower strut bar.

Interestingly, there will be no upgrades to the reliable 1.8-liter inline-4 DOHC hybrid engine which comes paired with an intelligent continuously variable transmission (e-CVT), which then sends power to the front wheels. This engine produces a combined output of 120 horsepower and 142 Nm of torque. 

This GR Sport Corolla Cross might get some interior upgrades like the GR logos on its headrests and on its push-to-start button. Its comfortable seats might also come with silver-colored accent stitching and the instrument panel will be decorated with a piano black trim piece.

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