Toyota Canada Wants You To Prove You’re Worth Winning The GR Corolla Morizo

Toyota Canada held a contest that gave nine people the chance to buy the GR Corolla Morizo ​​Edition. The selection isn’t up to random chance, though. The automaker wanted links to participants’ social media accounts and asked questions about the person’s automotive enthusiasm.

It’s unclear from the contest rules whether these nine examples of the 2023 GR Corolla Morizo ​​Edition are the only ones available in Canada. Motor1.com contacted Toyota about this and about a possible similar program for the United States.

Toyota separates entrants into western, central, and eastern regions. The company will select two winners in the west, four in the central region, and three in the east. These folks still have to buy the GR Corolla Morizo ​​Edition for a retail price of $59,990 CAD.

Questions for participants included whether the person was a member of a car club or motorsport group, including e-sports. Toyota also wants to know the year, brand, model, and trim level of previous performance car ownership. Plus, things like favorite Canadian race tracks and the best stretches of road in the country to ride.

Another interesting question is: “What are your intentions and expectations for the GR Corolla Morizo ​​edition?” The options are Daily Commuter, Secondary Vehicle, Track Vehicle, and Collector’s Item.

When announcing the Morizo ​​Edition, Toyota said: “For the US, only 200 numbered units will be produced for the 2023 model year.” Prices in that market start at $50,995.

The Morizo ​​uses a version of the 1.6-liter turbocharged three-cylinder G16E-GTS engine that produces 295 pound-feet (400 Newton-meters), rather than 273 lb-ft (370 Nm) for the regular and Circuit Edition models. Power remains at 300 horsepower (224 kilowatts).

The range-topping model comes with a six-speed manual gearbox but at a shorter ratio than the lower-end variant.

The Morizo ​​edition has a stripped-down rear with no seats, speakers, window adjusters, or rear window wipers. This helps lose 106 pounds (48 kilograms) compared to other models. This car uses fake 18-inch alloy wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires.

The Morizo ​​goes on sale in 2023, but the exact time to start shipping is unclear.

For an in-depth discussion of the GR Corolla, check out this episode Chatting About Cars broadcast:

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