Illustration for article titled CD says the US is getting a Toyota GR Corolla with the GR Yaris 3-banger and fwd

Long story short: the Yaris sold in the US is a rebadged Mazda 2, so homologating the GR Yaris to sell here would be starting completely from scratch. Doing a GR Corolla at least saves crash testing etc.

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C&D guess the GR Corolla will get the usual hot hatch bits like upgraded suspension, brakes, wheels & tires. They think the GR Yaris awd system will be left out in favor of fwd, but a manual transmission will be available. No mention of an LSD one way or the other.

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