The Toyota GR Corolla will be launched on Thursday, March 31


Mark your calendars for three days from now, folks.

Not only is it payday for many of us working schlubs, but Carscoops reports that this is also the day we’ll see the Toyota GR Corolla — and the car is slated for our shores.

Apparently Toyota did not even confirmed this officiallybut like with a magic 8 ball (or David Puddy, for you Seinfeld geeks), all signs point to yes.

The car’s redesign will include different front fenders, GR badging, gloss black fender vents, lighter wheels, performance brakes with red calipers and a side skirt.

The mechanics are unclear, but the GR Yaris features all-wheel drive with three different drive modes that change the distribution of power sent to the wheels. In normal mode the split is 60/40, in sport it’s a 70/30 rearward bias and in track it’s 50/50.

The GR Yaris’ 1.6-liter turbocharged three-cylinder – 257 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque – should also be under the GR Corolla’s hood. It is possible that Toyota could increase the power of the Corolla.

That’s about all we can say for now, because that’s about all we know for now. Toyota released a teaser video, which is below.

Check back Thursday for more.

[Image: Toyota via YouTube screenshot]

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