The wait is over, and the All New GR Yaris is here! Incorporating knowledge and technology born from WRC, the GR Yaris delivers a true sports car feeling every day. With Toyota’s first sports AWD system in 20 years and a thrilling 1.6-litre, three cylinder turbo engine, the driver is guaranteed an exhilarating ride.
But don’t just take our word for it… As soon as its tyres touched UK roads, the new Toyota GR Yaris saw significant praise from the motoring press. Reviews have been flooding in from media outlets and they didn’t disappoint.
“This is a wonderfully exciting, amazingly capable and strangely evocative drivers’ car, and a very rare and special hot hatchback indeed.” – Autocar, 5/5.
So what makes the GR Yaris so unique? The new GR Yaris is no normal hot hatch. Developed with the experts at Toyota Gazoo Racing World Rally Team, its purpose is not to turn heads but to lift trophies.
In the creation of the GR Yaris, Toyota transfer motorsport technology and design directly to the world of the road car, encapsulating Toyota Gazoo Racing’s ethos. Low, wide and dramatic, its aerodynamic design combined with weight-saving materials mean that it wins from both rally to road.
“The GR Yaris is the kind of hot hatch where you’ll struggle not to drive flat out everywhere, usually with a massive grin on your face. It’s also effortless everyday transport, and deeply cool if you know what you’re looking at.” – Evo, 5/5.
The new GR Yaris is a pure performance vehicle. It can blast from 0 to 60 mph in 5.3 seconds, thanks to its turbocharged inline-three petrol engine, carefully positioned under the bonnet, and can pump out a whopping 261 horsepower. Not bad for a Yaris?
In fact, each and every element of the GR Yaris has been thought through meticulously, from the fully independent rear suspension to help maximise grip in corners, to the carbon fibre roof which is 10cm lower than the standard car’s, contributing to its kerb weight of 1280 kg, resulting in an excellent weight-to-power ratio.
Until now, homologation specials were a thing of the past. But Toyota has done what every other manufacturer has been afraid to do, and created a rally car from the ground up.
“The GR Yaris is superb – the best Toyota we’ve ever driven. It’s a genuinely exciting car, a hot hatch with a real purpose in life. After all, when was the last time we had a proper rally homologation special, something we can all aspire to?” – Top Gear, 10/10.
The GR Yaris is no ordinary supermini. If you’d like to learn more about its performance spec, pricing or be one of the first to take for a thrilling test drive, visit our dedicated page today or get in touch via our Live Chat feature.