UPDATE: A Toyota spokesperson answered our question:

As for pricing, Toyota has established a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) which is, it seems, a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. Because our dealers are independent business owners, the final transaction price will be the result of interactions between the customer and the dealer. Our sales group has consulted with our regional offices to ask them to be aware of transaction prices and to consult with dealers as needed.

The Toyota GR Corolla is apparently a hit. The company sees so much demand for the hot hatch that it is asking dealers not to take too many orders for them.

“We have places right now, and parts of the country where there are so many orders going on, we need to shut down,” said Jack Hollis, senior vice president of automotive operations at Toyota Motor North America. Road & Track.

Motor1.com contacted Toyota to find out which areas of the United States have the highest demand for the GR Corolla.

Motor1.com has recently been in contact with Toyota regarding the planned production of the GR Corolla for the 2023 model year. The company plans to build around 6,500 examples. Of these, 1,500 would be the Circuit Edition. It intends to manufacture over 5,000 units of the Core model.

Pricing for the GR Corolla is not yet available. The Core model will go on sale before the end of the year. The Circuit Edition arrives in 2023. Buyers get a free one-year subscription to the National Auto Sport Association.

The two models share a 1.6-liter turbocharged three-cylinder that develops 300 horsepower (224 kilowatts) at 6,500 rpm and 273 pound-feet (370 Newton-meters) from 3,000 to 5,500 rpm. The only gearbox available is a six-speed manual. Power goes through the GR-Four all-wheel-drive system which has modes for 60-40, 50-50 and 30-70 front-to-rear torque split.

Toyota does not yet release performance estimates for the GR Corolla, including acceleration and top speed.

The Core model is available with at least three option packs. Buyers can add Torsen limited-slip differentials front and rear. Another package includes heated front seats and a heated steering wheel. There’s also a package with navigation, an upgraded stereo and wireless smartphone charging.

The Circuit Edition comes standard with dual limited-slip differentials. It also comes with a domed hood with functional vents and a forged carbon fiber roof. Inside there is Brin Naub faux suede and synthetic leather upholstery. The cabin has features such as navigation, an eight-speaker stereo, automatic climate control, heated front seats and a heated steering wheel.

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