Toyota GR Corolla Forum - Release Date, Specs, Pricing Discussion banner
Status
Not open for further replies.
1 - 20 of 53 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
20 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Early reviews mention that Toyota has removed the armrest between the front seats to "save weight". Quick look at the press release photos here, arm rest's weight was not a consideration a few months back:


Speedometer Vehicle Gear shift Car Automotive lighting


I don't buy the whole weight saving spiel, if anything it is cost cutting, but I really hope this is an easy aftermarket fix.
 

·
Super Moderator
2011 FJ TT, 2001 IS300
Joined
·
1,973 Posts
Early reviews mention that Toyota has removed the armrest between the front seats to "save weight". Quick look at the press release photos here, arm rest's weight was not a consideration a few months back:


View attachment 3158

I don't buy the whole weight saving spiel, if anything it is cost cutting, but I really hope this is an easy aftermarket fix.
I have a feeling it was just a mixup and it's just a thing for the ME(which is not in the photo) which would make most sense as it's a track focused car they're only making 200 of a year
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
27 Posts
I have a feeling it was just a mixup and it's just a thing for the ME(which is not in the photo) which would make most sense as it's a track focused car they're only making 200 of a year
Yeah, I feel like it was just a mistake. It makes literally no sense to not have an armrest in the Core or the Circuit. For the Morizo I totally understand. I know I'll definitely be buying an aftermarket armrest if they've omitted it.
 

·
Registered
2014 Accord Coupe V6 Nav (manual), 2021 Corolla XSE HB (auto)
Joined
·
251 Posts
The Utah event was for driving impressions and they might have used a mix of pre-production vehicles configurations. Since CE/ME are not due till next year, they're probably still working on the finishing touches. Fully expect the arm rest to be there in the final product.
Yeah I see the factory guys surrounded by bins of parts. They’re building a circuit and run out of armrests…..uh this things gotta go to the US tomorrow! I’ll slap this leftover Morizo style middle console in it and call it a day…..they’ll never notice…..

I kind of wonder if this will happen in production too…..maybe they accidentally slap those Japanese RZ rims on my Circuit by mistake…..no complaints here.;)
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
720 Posts
I'm going with it being an ME and maaaybbeeee CE thing. The Core will almost certainly have an armrest

EDIT: Just went back and watched TheTopher's video. That model definitely had an armrest.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
20 Posts
Discussion Starter · #11 ·
I'm going with it being an ME and maaaybbeeee CE thing. The Core will almost certainly have an armrest

EDIT: Just went back and watched TheTopher's video. That model definitely had an armrest.
Redline Reviews posted pictures of a red Core in Utah and that car doesn’t have the armrest.
 

·
Registered
Suzuki GSXR750L7 Legacy 3.0R 6MT
Joined
·
316 Posts
Totally weird thread.

So basically if you are using the drivers arm rest while driving you are driving ONE HANDED ?

Yeah perhaps its a bit of a bummer regards storage space but you should never be using it while driving anyway.
 

·
Registered
Suzuki GSXR750L7 Legacy 3.0R 6MT
Joined
·
316 Posts
Isn't this pre-production so it can change on the final model. I hope Toyota has a radio delete kit and weight saving plugs and covers.
I think most people are going to want a radio. Those that buy this to be a track rat will totally strip it and put a roll cage in it anyway. You can quickly make the CE lighter than a Morizo if you want to shred it.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
145 Posts
I think most people are going to want a radio. Those that buy this to be a track rat will totally strip it and put a roll cage in it anyway. You can quickly make the CE lighter than a Morizo if you want to shred it.
Yeah but I was thinking of a solution looks more OEM since the infotainment tablet does a lot more then the radio. I used radio delete as a generic term.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
35 Posts
If your arm is resting you ain't rowing hard enough -

But yeah no chance Core doesn't have it at least, and I think CE not having it would be extremely controversial. I'd personally be putting one in immediately.
 

·
Registered
2022 Toyota Sienna XSE | Celestial Silver
Joined
·
134 Posts
I'll just say for myself, an armrest would be greatly appreciated, as I already drive a car without one... and yeah, it isn't fun.

I did add an aftermarket solution, but it's okay at best.

Plus, this will be a street car for me, if I have the time, or desire ever to place it on a track, then cool, but its first duty will be a street runner. Lol.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
85 Posts
It is super annoying that it doesnt seem to have one. Even though back when it was orginally revealed it did have one? So its either A) a supply chain issue, B) a pre production issue, or C) its just a cheap move by toyota, but the whole "its saving weight" seems absurd. Keep that on that ME not the core. Which to me will be a daily driver first and mabey possibly a track weapon in far 2nd. Keep some of those saftey nannies and save weight by getting rid of them? And agreed with most logical people that any sort of "long drive" hour or more without an armrest is super annoying.
 
1 - 20 of 53 Posts
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top