Yes, it may just be one additional color added to the palette for the 2024 GR Corolla, but it’s an extremely good and necessary addition considering the options for 2023 were red, black, white and two shades of gray. We’ve seen Blue Flame applied to Toyotas
In addition to the blue paint on the Circuit Edition, Toyota says this model now gets lighter-weight 18-inch BBS forged wheels that are similar to those found on the Morizo Edition for 2023. Blue cars (you can also choose white for the Circuit) will get unique black side rocker graphics. Turn your attention inside, and Toyota adds blue stitching throughout the interior, a blue-striped shift knob and a blue-striped emergency brake
As for performance updates, Toyota shared some minor details with us. The steering gear box is now mounted to the front suspension sub-frame with new ribbed flange bolts. Additionally, the flange bolts that mount the rear suspension to the sub-frame are wider by 2 millimeters. And lastly, Toyota says an unpainted bolt now grounds the battery
Everything else is mechanically the same as 2023. Both the Circuit and Core are still rocking the same 300-horsepower, 1.6-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine mated to a six-speed manual transmission.
Toyota says pricing for the 2024 models will come at a later date, and the updated Circuit Edition with the Blue Flame paint is expected to become available “this coming winter.” With the demand for limited-production hot hatches like the GR Corolla being sky-high, we’d suggest getting in touch with a dealer