Toyota, is that you? The Japanese cooking the “evil” hatch, crossover and pickup

Toyota, is that you? The Japanese cooking the “evil” hatch, crossover and pickup


In the leaked copies of the patent applications filed by Toyota in the registration office Australia. One of them involves, for example, commit copyright by the Japanese company in the designation of GR Corolla. Presumably, under this name the company plans to bring to market “charged” version of the popular hatchback.

Not yet an approved application means the registration of a trademark in the class of “Automobiles, automobile engines, parts and accessories”. Vice-President of the Australian branch of Toyota Sean Hanley not so long ago denied the possibility of the firm’s own hot hatch, but according to rumors, the Japanese competitor to the VW Golf GTI is already in development.


Moreover, already supposedly known exactly which motor will get “hot Corolla”: the pyatidverka tipped the same three-cylinder 1.6-liter turbo engine, which is equipped with GR Yaris. He develops 272 HP and is considered the most powerful on the planet by a serial engine on three cylinders.

Another application involves the appearance of the trademark C-HR GR-Sport. According to the official nomenclature Gazoo Racing, this designation receive cars with “sportivnym” status, i.e. in this case we are talking about supplying a fashionable crossover is only slightly more aggressive exterior and interior decor. But the intention of Toyota to create a “hot” pickup, it seems much more serious.

Version GR-Sport the Toyota Hilux is already there, and soon a pickup truck can turn into a full-fledged competitor Ford Ranger Raptor. Moreover, according to rumors, in this version of the Hilux will be equipped with the newest six-cylinder turbodiesel, which is being developed for the new generation Land Cruiser. The output of the motor is unknown, but, according to some, it will be at least not weaker than the current diesel V8 capable of developing up to 650 Nm of torque.

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