Currently reading: Supercharged Toyota Yaris GRMN full specs confirmed
Gazoo Racing's high-performance Yaris is powered by a 1.8-litre supercharged engine developing 209bhp

The Toyota Yaris GRMN hot hatch produces a peak of 209bhp at 6800rpm, the brand's performance arm Gazoo Racing has confirmed in Frankfurt.

Powered by a 1.8-litre supercharged engine, the Yaris outpunches rivals such as the 197bhp Ford Fiesta ST200 and 205bhp Peugeot 208 GTi.

The car's highly strung four-pot also makes a peak of 184lb ft, enabling it to accelerate from 0-62mph in a claimed 6.3sec and reach an electronically limited 143mph top speed.

Despite other cars in the class turning to five-door only bodystyles and the regular Yaris coming in both three and five-door forms, the hot Yaris will be offered as a three-door only.

Just 400 examples of the Yaris GRMN are destined for Europe. Buyers can pre-order now, with prices starting from £26,295.

Toyota's hot hatch takes the GRMN name of Toyota's Gazoo rallying outfit's special edition Toyota road cars. Previous GRMN models, including the GT86, 2013-spec Yaris (Vitz) and the iQ, were sold exclusively in Japan.

More content:

Read more: What does 'Gazoo' mean?

The new standard Toyota Yaris has been revealed - see it here

Read more Geneva motor show news

Join the debate

Add a comment…
Andy1960 12 September 2017

Does anyone else....

....see GRIM instead of GRMN? I bet that's how it'll be referred to.

What do you drive then?

Me, oh, I drive a Toyota Grim

I thought all Toyots'a were grim

cowichan 21 February 2017

@gavsmit: No fear.

@gavsmit: No fear. The last "all new" toyota was the 1936 model AA
DdWorks 21 February 2017


Woah... When was the last time Toyota made an performance hatchback? Toyota Starlet GTi? I hope it will move as fast and handles better than the VW Golf GTi.