Buyers Toyota GR Corolla Morizo Edition on display in Canada
The Toyota GR Corolla Morizo version very exclusive, you have to enter a draw just to be able to buy one in Canada.
Only nine models are headed to the Great White North out of a total of 200 cars produced globally, and Toyota wants to make sure they reach the people who will take full advantage of the vehicle being produced.
The questionnaire examined candidates for their social media presence, including how often they posted, as well as their previous experience with Toyotas, performance cars, and vehicles with manual transmissions.
In addition, it asked registrants to describe their past experiences with tuning clubs and associations, to answer how many times they hit the track each year, and to name the Canadian road and track Their favorite to drive forward.
It also asks applicants how they will use their Version of Morizo, whether it be a commuter vehicle, a secondary vehicle with some track usage, a collector’s item good practice as a regular racing vehicle.
All that’s missing is a question like “What’s your biggest weakness?”, although it comes with an open-ended “Tell us why you’d be a good candidate.” to own this car”.
All in all, it’s a process more like ordering a supercar than a clunky lid.
Toyota says the criteria are weighted, with 40% assigned to the performance driving experience, 20% to the candidate’s ability to promote the vehicle, 20% to the automotive enthusiast qualification and 20 % for “the appreciation of the qualities of the GR Corolla Morizo Edition”.
Toyota Australia has not confirmed how many Morizo versions will be included in the first-year allocation of 500 GR Corolla vehicles, through 2023.
The company has said it will do what it can to ensure all GR Corollas ends up in the hands of enthusiasts not speculators out to make quick money.
However, it is still unclear how the plan is to do this, with SupraRandom online voting seems unlikely, and centralized online sales are also off the agenda.
Sean Hanley, Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Franchise Operations, Toyota Australia, said: “Automotive competition in the Toyota world is enthusiastic to say the least.”
“Now what we have to do is manage those 500 very carefully.”
Asked if he was concerned that such a limited supply would simply put fans on the wrong track by leaving so many without cars from the first batches, Mr Hanley said: “We’ll just upset people if we didn’t tell them the exact situation in advance. of the order”.
“Dealers right now know they’ll have a finite number of them,” he said, suggesting that Toyota wants to work with its dealers to make sure “real” enthusiasts get priority.
“… We want to make sure these cars get to the real enthusiasts who want to keep these cars, who want to drive these cars.
“We are therefore looking at different ways in which the legality of Australian Competition and Consumer law could allow us to ensure that these reach the right consumers,” he said. he said.
When asked about whether Toyota could direct employees at its franchisees not to buy a GR Corolla for themselves, Hanley paused. Furthermore, there won’t be any Toyota HQ staff checking each customer, or carrying out any of their intentions, he added.
“In terms of our dealer network, of course we have a staff of agents who are enthusiastic and of course we don’t want to discount those opportunities,” said Mr. Hanley.
“But we will qualify people to become enthusiasts… and we want to discourage any kind of resale. [or] short bike ride… We will definitely require our dealers to qualify so that every customer is a person who wants this bike for the right reasons,” he added.
“We now have to look at that process in the context of Australian competition and consumer law, but we really want this car to reach the right people.”
None of these answers really make it clear what Toyota Australia has to offer.
Morizo Edition upgrades the ‘regular’ Corolla GR through both plus and minus, adding 30Nm more torque but subtracting the rear seats as part of the 30kg weight savings.
Two seats provided by one turbocharged 1.6-liter three-cylinder engine with 224kW power 6500 rpm and 400Nm torque between 3250 and 4600 rpm.
Power is sent to all four wheels through a six-speed manual transmission.
There’s more body struts, tweaked gear ratios, 3.3m more structural binder and a revised suspension setup.
This shows that the front McPherson struts are equipped with an inverted monoshock, while the single-tube shock comes with a double wishbone at the rear.
The two-seat Corolla GR on rubber is 10mm wider, with 245/40 Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires replacing the car’s standard Yokohama Advan Apex V601 tyres.
Inside the cabin, this two-seater features molded black trim, faux suede details for the steering wheel and center console, and exclusive semi-bucket seats.
Matte metallic gray paint is an option only available to those starting out with the two-seat GR Corolla.
The Morizo Edition will be alone in its segment when it comes to offering a two-seat configuration, but the GR Corolla will face plenty of competition when it arrives here next year.
These include things like CHEAP Honda Civic, Hyundai i30 FEMALE and Subaru WRXamong others.
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