The car arrived in February this year (2021) and as yet I have hardly drive the car. It has amassed 540 miles as of mid November. Nothing much to report as all the media stories are correct, it is awesome.
Decided, this will be every day driver. It’s a brilliant small car, ideal in these times for parking in busy cities, unfortunately its not a hybrid or electric, but sill very efficient. Developed directly from world rally activity with Tommi Mäkinen Racing. It reminds a little of the 6R4 and the name isn’t too far away, GR4.
The new GR Yaris is no normal hot hatch. Incorporating knowledge and technology born from WRC, to deliver a true sports car feeling every day. Developed with the experts at Toyota Gazoo Racing World Rally Team, GR Yaris incorporates advanced technology including GR-FOUR our first sports AWD system in 20 years, and a thrilling 1.6-litre, 3 Cylinder Turbo engine. Lightweight and exhilarating. The New GR Yaris is born from WRC.
“Customers will be able to experience an exhilarating car that makes everyday driving thrilling”
President of Toyota & TGR Master Driver
Basic spec includes:
- GR sports suspension
- GR Ultrasuede® Sports Seats
- GR leather steering wheel
- 18″ alloy wheels
- Dual exhaust pipes
- Smart entry
- Active noise control
I have ordered my car with the optional Circuit Pack, there s another pack that is available called the Convenience Pack. This pack has some features I would have liked, such as HUD, but they cannot be ordered together.
Featuring lightweight components and performance parts, the GR Yaris Circuit Pack is designed for drivers who want the ultimate in handling response and precision.
In addition to GR Yaris specification:
- 18” forged alloy wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport 4s 225/40R18 tyres
- GR circuit suspension
- Two Torsen limited-slip differentials
- Red brake calipers