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What are people's thoughts on if the GRC will come loaded since it's going to be thousands more than the most expensive Corolla? Will they continue from say the XSE and add the engine drivetrain for that price? Or will it be base so they can get you to load it up as well?

Seems like a starting price of $37,000 Canadian in my case is already $7000 more than an XSE so hopefully they don't charge more to to keep all of the options in the XSE. If it were to cost extra, thus driving the price to $40,000, that would be tough. Charging $10,000 for an upgraded engine and AWD is steep.

Or maybe they offer a stripped down version for say $32,000 and compete with more of the others on price even though cars like the Elantra N and civic SI come pretty well equipped for their prices.

Someone else can convert to US differences.
 

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What are people's thoughts on if the GRC will come loaded since it's going to be thousands more than the most expensive Corolla? Will they continue from say the XSE and add the engine drivetrain for that price? Or will it be base so they can get you to load it up as well?

Seems like a starting price of $37,000 Canadian in my case is already $7000 more than an XSE so hopefully they don't charge more to to keep all of the options in the XSE. If it were to cost extra, thus driving the price to $40,000, that would be tough. Charging $10,000 for an upgraded engine and AWD is steep.

Or maybe they offer a stripped down version for say $32,000 and compete with more of the others on price even though cars like the Elantra N and civic SI come pretty well equipped for their prices.

Someone else can convert to US differences.
Well looking at the GR Yaris configurator in Japan/Europe you pretty much get everything up from with a choice only in the circuit pack.

So I’m assuming a GR Corolla will be loaded at that 37ish price range and maybe the rumored “rallye” package will be like the circuit pack. From what David (AutomotivePress) has said, it should be more then them just talking a XSE and dropping the engine and AWD in. Just won’t be as extensive as the GR Yaris.
 

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What are people's thoughts on if the GRC will come loaded since it's going to be thousands more than the most expensive Corolla? Will they continue from say the XSE and add the engine drivetrain for that price? Or will it be base so they can get you to load it up as well?

Seems like a starting price of $37,000 Canadian in my case is already $7000 more than an XSE so hopefully they don't charge more to to keep all of the options in the XSE. If it were to cost extra, thus driving the price to $40,000, that would be tough. Charging $10,000 for an upgraded engine and AWD is steep.

Or maybe they offer a stripped down version for say $32,000 and compete with more of the others on price even though cars like the Elantra N and civic SI come pretty well equipped for their prices.

Someone else can convert to US differences.
Loaded is a loaded question... :ROFLMAO: SE to XSE upgrades are mostly basic; speakers, spoiler, headlights, blind spot monitoring etc.

The price delta for the GRC is due to the fact that it'll have completely different exterior, interior pieces, engine, drivetrain and even the chassis to support the more power and transmission dynamics of the AWD system. Consider it a completely different car compared to the XSE. This is what makes this car that much more special.
 

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What are people's thoughts on if the GRC will come loaded since it's going to be thousands more than the most expensive Corolla? Will they continue from say the XSE and add the engine drivetrain for that price? Or will it be base so they can get you to load it up as well?

Seems like a starting price of $37,000 Canadian in my case is already $7000 more than an XSE so hopefully they don't charge more to to keep all of the options in the XSE. If it were to cost extra, thus driving the price to $40,000, that would be tough. Charging $10,000 for an upgraded engine and AWD is steep.

Or maybe they offer a stripped down version for say $32,000 and compete with more of the others on price even though cars like the Elantra N and civic SI come pretty well equipped for their prices.

Someone else can convert to US differences.
My guess is it'll be an XSE with some added creature comforts. Most likely like the GRY gets with maybe the option for a sunroof. I'd say it'll be in the $35-37k USD to start with options being random accessory stuff and the "Rallye" pack
 
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My guess is it'll be an XSE with some added creature comforts. Most likely like the GRY gets with maybe the option for a sunroof. I'd say it'll be in the $35-37k USD to start with options being random accessory stuff and the "Rallye" pack
I think that is very close. I looked up the Type R and STI yesterday and they were both at 47k Canadian which is 37 USD
 

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STi has always been a weird one. It's not a hatch anymore but people still like grouping into the category of Hot Hatch
 
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I really don't pay to much attention to other brands. What else is part of this hot hatch category
STI
Type R
Veloster N
Kirk said the Mazda3 isn't on the same level
Well the reason why they don’t consider the Mazda 3 apart of the group is because everything it has is geared towards normal driving not spirited driving.

Pretty much the group is (in somewhat order of price/performance)

Golf R
Type R
STI
Kona N to an extent
Elantra N
Veloster N
Mini Cooper
GTI
WRX
Si

The GRC is supposedly sitting with the top 3 per rumors
 

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Well the reason why they don’t consider the Mazda 3 apart of the group is because everything it has is geared towards normal driving not spirited driving.

Pretty much the group is (in somewhat order of price/performance)

Golf R
Type R
STI
Kona N to an extent
Elantra N
Veloster N
Mini Cooper
GTI
WRX
Si

The GRC is supposedly sitting with the top 3 per rumors
Do you not include the focus st, fiesta st, and gr yaris because they’re not US market (or no longer US market for the fords)
 

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As well as the Focus RS and Fiat 500 Abarth and a lot more that're available in Europe
 
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Yeah i wonder how its going to be, just one loaded model? I too think it might be like the Yaris with just option for track package. Ive got the suitecase of money all ready in any case!
Kinda dont want sunroof. In short term those are nice. Long term, which i foresee this being for me, they eventually become maintenance issues. Also weight and space.
how much of the body do you think will be aluminum? I think decent to good chance of hood, maybe rear hatch. Doors not too likely. And carbon roof? Almost zero chance. Its not a homologation model, so toyota doesnt have to do the doors and such, only reason for them to do it is for fuel efficiency weight.
 
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