The 2023 Toyota GR Corolla will return for the 2024 model year as expected; however, Toyota has announced plans to also continue the run of GR Corolla Circuit Editions into the next year.

The Circuit Edition was originally intended to be a first-year-only sort of car, packing some extra performance goodies and limited to about 1,500 units in 2023. Due to popular demand, Toyota is extending the Circuit Editions life by at least one more year.

“We are seeing a ton of enthusiasm and excitement for the GR Corolla, especially the Circuit Edition,” says Michael Tripp, Toyota vice president of Marketing and Communications. “When Toyota GR fans speak, we listen and our plans are to increase GR Corolla volume and continue offering the Circuit Edition as part of the GR Corolla lineup in 2024.”

The 2023 Circuit Edition comes standard with all the things you’d probably want in a 3-cylinder hot hatch from Japan. The forged carbon fiber roof and Torsen Limited-Slip Differentials, front and rear, are chief among them; however, Circuit Editions also come with a vented hood, a gloss black rear spoiler, and red-painted GR-logoed calipers. Inside, Circuits come with suede and synthetic leather-trimmed sport seats, garnished with red accents. The front seats are heated, along with the steering wheel. The JBL audio system is a nice touch, though performance/Toyota nerds may get a bigger kick from the MORIZO signed shift knob.

Details on what the 2024 model comes with, as well as availability and production numbers, should come at a later date. Circuit Edition continuation into 2025 and beyond is still under consideration. While it could be argued this move detracts from some of the 23’s exclusivity, is it such a bad thing to continue offering such a package? Especially given customer interests, the answer seems to be “no.”

The Toyota GR Corolla sped onto the scene for the 2023 model year, garnering a healthy amount of excitement and piquing its fair share of interest. And it caught our eye, too, as we’ve covered it extensively since its debut almost one year ago, having since embarked on a comprehensive First Drive and more recently putting it through the curves of Summit Point’s Jefferson Circuit. And our recent demo was, in fact, a Circuit Edition.

This latest creation from Gazoo Racing is being eyed up by many JDM, hot hatch, and car enthusiasts alike. And if you want to hear our final verdict, stay tuned to MotorWeek for our impending Track Test.