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Gazoo Racing-inspired variant gets uprated suspension and Yaris GRMN bodystyling
Tom Morgan, deputy digital editor
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3 October 2018

Toyota has officially revealed the Yaris GR Sport, a warm supermini that takes inspiration from the Yaris GRMN, at the Paris motor show.

Due on sale from late 2018, it will mark the first time Toyota has launched a GR Sport trim level in Europe, having launching the Japan-only GT86 GR Sport in July.

The Yaris GR Sport uses the same 1.5-litre hybrid powertrain as the standard Yaris, developing a combined 99bhp output from the four-cylinder petrol engine and electric motor.

Toyota has instead focused its performance upgrades on suspension, with Sachs Performance dampers and a solid anti-roll bar for added rigidity. Ground clearance has also been reduced by 11mm compared with the standard Yaris.

The GR Sport sits on exclusive black 17in alloy wheels, which are fitted with the same 205/45 R17 Bridgestone Potenza RE50 tyres as the Yaris GRMN.

Available exclusively as a five-door, it also shares its exterior styling with the Yaris GRMN, including a rear spoiler and black colour scheme for the roof, front grille, door mirrors and door mouldings.

Interior tweaks include GR-branded sports seats and the same three-spoke steering wheel as the GT86. GR logos have also been added to the digital instrument cluster.

Prices have yet to be confirmed, but the GR Sport is likely to carry a premium over the £20,150 top-end Yaris Bi-tone.

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xxxx 14 September 2018

Warm Supermini?

Toyota really are in lala land, 1.5 4 pot combined with heavy battery/large electric motor to produce a whooping 99hp, all for £21k'ish.  Good luck with that boys. 

FMS 14 September 2018

xxxx wrote:

xxxx wrote:

Toyota really are in lala land, 1.5 4 pot combined with heavy battery/large electric motor to produce a whooping 99hp, all for £21k'ish.  Good luck with that boys. 

 

The happy fool xxxx types again...never meant to be a volume seller and may even be built to order, on back of serious market research...but then again, what does one of the most successful motor manufacturers know?...amazing none of them haven't spotted your keyboard warrior skills and snapped you up...we wish they would, even if only to see the back of you. TwIT.

xxxx 3 October 2018

FMS strikes (out) again

FMS wrote:

xxxx wrote:

Toyota really are in lala land, 1.5 4 pot combined with heavy battery/large electric motor to produce a whooping 99hp, all for £21k'ish.  Good luck with that boys. 

 

The happy fool xxxx types again...never meant to be a volume seller and may even be built to order, on back of serious market research...but then again, what does one of the most successful motor manufacturers know?...amazing none of them haven't spotted your keyboard warrior skills and snapped you up...we wish they would, even if only to see the back of you. TwIT.

Yea they've never made a mistake. TWAT

Citytiger 13 September 2018

What are they smoking

a 1.5 petrol electric hybrid with 99 bhp and a price higher than a Fiesta ST with 200

FMS 14 September 2018

Citytiger wrote:

Citytiger wrote:

a 1.5 petrol electric hybrid with 99 bhp and a price higher than a Fiesta ST with 200

Answer; Something that tells them as it does the rest of us that these two examples are not direct competitors and therefore appeal to very different buyers...

catnip 13 September 2018

Sporty styling, but 5-door

Sporty styling, but 5-door only? Doesn't make sense.

Mini2 13 September 2018

Why not?

catnip wrote:

Sporty styling, but 5-door only? Doesn't make sense.

I think we are beyond the days where 3 doors = sporty.

catnip 14 September 2018

Mini2 wrote:

Mini2 wrote:

catnip wrote:

Sporty styling, but 5-door only? Doesn't make sense.

I think we are beyond the days where 3 doors = sporty.

For so called practicality maybe, but when a manufacturer has a 3-door bodyshell handy, the superior proportions of a 3-door will always offer a more dynamic look.

FMS 14 September 2018

catnip wrote:

catnip wrote:

Sporty styling, but 5-door only? Doesn't make sense.

 

Autocar reminds those who need it...that 3dr car sales are way down and that is mirrored in lack of 3dr Clio, Fiesta, upcoming Corsa models. Most new buyers do not drive on the doorhandles, though like to see something sporty looking for their money and why not?.

artill 14 September 2018

FMS wrote:

FMS wrote:

catnip wrote:

Sporty styling, but 5-door only? Doesn't make sense.

 

Autocar reminds those who need it...that 3dr car sales are way down and that is mirrored in lack of 3dr Clio, Fiesta, upcoming Corsa models. Most new buyers do not drive on the doorhandles, though like to see something sporty looking for their money and why not?.

I think you missed the point that the 3 door versions of cars tend to look sportier, without actually being sportier. So if you are right and people want a sporty look, and arent bothered how it drives, they would still be likely to go for a 3 door, just because of its looks. Given that Toyota have a 3 door Yaris bodyshell, i agree with Catnip that it seems odd not to offer it on a pretend sporty version (even if that were in addition to the 5 door)

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