2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Gets Flashy Red Special Edition

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    2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Gets Flashy Red Special Edition

    This sporty Corolla is a limited edition of 1500 cars that come with a factory-installed body kit.

    BY CONNOR HOFFMAN JUN 2, 2020
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    Toyota will offer 1500 2021 Corolla Hatchbacks in a Supersonic Red-painted Special Edition.
    The limited edition cars are fitted with a black-accented bodykit and black 18-inch wheels.
    The Special Edition cars will arrive late this summer and should cost just under $25,000.
    Toyota is still trying to prove that the Corolla can be fun driver's car. And with a new body-kitted special edition Corolla Hatchback on the way, and the soon-to-be-announced 257-hp turbocharged GR Corolla coming, the Japanese automaker might just be able to pull that off.

    The Special Edition hatchback is essentially an appearance package for the 2021 Corolla SE Hatchback. It's finished in an eye-catching Supersonic Red with black 18-inch wheels and a ton of black accents because, well, that just screams "sporty". The Special Edition is fitted with black bodykit pieces including a front splitter, side skirts, rear roof spoiler, and a "Special Edition" badge on the back.

    Unfortunately, the Special Edition chooses paddles over pedals and only comes with the continuously variable transmission (CVT). A six-speed manual is available on the standard SE and XSE models. Like those models, though, the Special Edition is powered by a 169-hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder. During Car and Driver testing, the 2019 Corolla SE Hatchback reached 60 mph in 8.2 seconds and ran the quarter mile in 16.3 seconds at 88 mph.

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    This won't be the quickest and most capable Corolla hatch, though. Toyota is planning a GR (for "Gazoo Racing") Corolla hot hatch that will use the turbocharged 1.6-liter three-cylinder engine used in the GR Yaris that is offered overseas. The tiny three-banger pumps out 257 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque, and that one should be offered with a row-it-yourself gearbox.

    The Special Edition Corollas, including the SE, come standard with an 8.0-inch touchscreen, six speakers, Wi-Fi connectivity, Siri Eyes Free, Bluetooth hands-free, and Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Amazon Alexa capability. Also standard are single-zone climate control, a leather-wrapped shift knob, and paddle shifters behind the steering wheel.

    In addition to the Special Edition, which arrives late this summer, the blacked-out Nightshade Edition will continue to be available on the 2021 Corolla. Pricing for the Special Edition has yet to be announced, but we expect it to be under $25,000.

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    Re: 2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Gets Flashy Red Special Edition

    Nice to know GM isn't the only one doing "sticker packages", though the 257 hp engine sounds interesting when that edition comes out.

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    Re: 2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Gets Flashy Red Special Edition

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    Re: 2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Gets Flashy Red Special Edition

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackGTP View Post
    Nice to know GM isn't the only one doing "sticker packages", though the 257 hp engine sounds interesting when that edition comes out.
    A "sticker package" without the stickers and a High-Performance Engine, odd........

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    Re: 2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Gets Flashy Red Special Edition

    How is it Japan inc is able to make money with these small cars and Detroit is not able to? If I was the US trade and commerce department, this would be something I would want to get to the bottom of.

    Or some of our economics departments in the universities. Why are we uncompetitive?

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    Given that there's only going to be 1500 specials offered, it's a low cost way to generate interest
    in Corolla and increase foot traffic into dealerships. Toyota still has a lot riding on Controls and Camry
    but GM and Ford have already abandoned those segments in search of greener pastures with more profit.

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    Re: 2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Gets Flashy Red Special Edition

    Quote Originally Posted by Ed753 View Post
    A "sticker package" without the stickers and a High-Performance Engine, odd........

    No worries, GM already exited this segment.
    The Special Edition hatchback is essentially an appearance package for the 2021 Corolla SE Hatchback.

    You did note this story is blending two different news pieces, this engine has nothing to do with the red "sticker package", which is why I separately called out the engine as interesting. I put "sticker package" in quotes as I was using it as a euphemism, red paint is about as exciting as GM's all black paint & sticker packages.

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    Re: 2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Gets Flashy Red Special Edition

    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    How is it Japan inc is able to make money with these small cars and Detroit is not able to? If I was the US trade and commerce department, this would be something I would want to get to the bottom of.

    Or some of our economics departments in the universities. Why are we uncompetitive?
    Good question. There needs to be some 'splanin by the US automakers as to what "their problem" is, and not just some lame arse excuse...

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