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It’s not everyday you get to use the words supercharged and Corolla in the same sentence, so excuse me if I keep repeating myself. Toyota has shown a supercharged Toyota Corolla at the SEMA auto show in Las Vegas.

Powered by a 2.4-litre four-cylinder supercharged engine, the Corolla S3 is purely a show car with no plans for production. Nonetheless, it does prove a point: even a Corolla can be interesting.

With a massive front-mount intercooler, 20-inch chrome wheels riding on lowered springs and with the supercharger whine helped along with a sports exhaust (with a dual pipe muffler), Toyota obviously understands the need for performance variants to attract younger buyers. So why is it then, that this is just a concept?

Supercharged Toyota Corolla S3

TRD Australia should be looking at a tuned Corolla. Surely if there is a market for a front-wheel-drive supercharged Aurion, there is bound to be one for the Corolla.

Alborz Fallah