Toyota Canada has a contest that gives nine people the chance to buy a GR Corolla Morizzo Edition. However, the selection is not by random chance. The automaker wants links to entrants’ social media accounts and asks questions about the person’s automotive passion.
It is unclear from the competition rules whether these nine examples of the 2023 GR Corolla Morizo Edition are only available in Canada. Motor1.com Contacted Toyota about this and the possibility of a similar program for the United States.
Toyota separates entrants into Western, Central and Eastern regions. The company will select two winners in the West, four in the Central region and three in the East. Those will still have to purchase the GR Corolla Morizo Edition at a retail price of $59,990 CAD.
Questions for entrants include whether the person is a member of car clubs or motorsport groups, including e-sports. Toyota also wants to know the year, make, model and trim levels of the previous performance car owned. Plus, things like favorite Canadian racetracks and the best roads to drive in the country.
Another interesting question is: “What are your intentions and expectations for the GR Corolla Morizo Edition?” Options are Daily Commuter, Secondary Vehicle, Track Vehicle, and Collectors Item.
When it announced the Morizzo Edition, Toyota said: “For the US, only 200 numbered units will be produced for the 2023 model year.” Prices in this market start at $50,995.
The Morizo G16E-GTS uses a version of the 1.6-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine that makes 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) instead of 273 lb-ft (370 Nm) for the regular model and Circuit Edition. Power remains at 300 horsepower (224 kW).
The range-topping model comes with a six-speed manual gearbox but with lower ratios from lower ratios.
The Maurizio Edition has a stripped-out rear section with seats, speakers, window regulators, or a rear window wiper. This helps shed 106 pounds (48 kg) compared to other models. It rides on forged 18-inch wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires.
The Morizzo goes on sale in 2023, but the exact start of deliveries is unclear.
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