Rally performance is now in your hands with the all-new Toyota Yaris GR, packed with its newly developed sports 4WD system – the ‘GR-FOUR.’ This fourth-generation hot hatch comes with a compact three-door form factor that offers better aerodynamics. As stunning as it looks, the Toyota Yaris GR arrives with an even outstanding performance born from Toyota’s title-winning experience in the WRC.
Equipped with a 1.6L 3-cylinder turbocharged engine, the Toyota Yaris GR is teamed up with a six-speed manual transmission, generating 268hp every 6,500 rpm and a 370Nm maximum torque. This luxurious hot hatch also features touchscreen multimedia that supports Apple Carplay and Android Auto command in its 7-inch panel.
With the Toyota Yaris GR’s combined impressive structure and iconic rally performance, drive as you wish on all types of roads with peace in mind.
Special Features of the Toyota Yaris GR
GR-FOUR Sports AWD System
The new GR-FOUR Sports AWD system in the Toyota Yaris GR maximizes each wheel’s driving power to be lightweight and straightforward.
Yaris GR’s performance supports a high-reaction coupling that regulates the torque distribution between the front and rear axles.
The AWD mode dial switch allows the driver to adjust the system’s performance according to their preference.
The torque balance in each mode – Normal (60-40), Sports (30-70), and Tracks (50-50) – adjusts dynamically in response to the driver’s inputs, vehicle behaviour, and road conditions.
The Toyota Yaris GR is equipped with a state-of-the-art Multi-Information Display (MID) to ensure that you are in-tune with vehicle operations, exterior weather conditions, and safety systems.
With this feature, you can have essential driving information at eye level as it is located between the tachometer and speedometer in front of the steering wheel.
LED Daytime Running Lamps
The Toyota Yaris GR LED Daytime Running Lamps or LED DRL, are built into headlight clusters, making it easy for other motorists, pedestrians, cyclists, and cars to notify them of their location on the highway.
This function can reduce more car collisions during the day.
With the well-sized 7-inch touchscreen multimedia panel, you can use the Apple Carplay and Android Auto command on the road to access smart device applications while driving.
It also supports new Toyota infotainment devices, including Bluetooth networking, voice recognition, Siri Eyes Free, reverse camera, and my-Toyota apps for live weather forecasts, travel, and transport statistics.
Smart Entry System
The new Smart Entry & Push Start System technologically enables you to do many standard operating functions for your car by holding a key anywhere on your body. This feature also aids you in unlocking and locking the front and side to start the engine and even locking and unlocking the vehicle’s back doors.
Rear LED Fog Lamps
Toyota Yaris GR has LED Fog Light with precision lights, which delivers high-regulation light to assist drivers in the heavy fog and mud, providing visibility in harsh weather when they shine a sporty character.
They are formed in special housings with high water, impact, and corrosion resistance.
Interior of the Toyota Yaris GR
Digital Radio (DAB+)
Toyota offers the Digital Radio (DAB+), making it easy to toggle through rather than the old bland ‘scan’ button.
All available digital stations are automatically tuned. It transmits track and artist information to your car’s multimedia screens and traffic alerts without interrupting the audio stream.
GR-badge 3-spoke Leather Steering Wheel
Genuine leather is wrapped around a 3-spoke steering wheel with the stunning GR badge. Driving the Yaris GR becomes more personalized and convenient as it comes with several functionalities, such as its electric power steering.
With its auto tilt-away & return function, you can easily change your preferred driving position. The steering wheel is also multi-functional, offering control options of the Multi-Information Display (MID), telephone, and audio features directly on the wheels.
It also comes with voice recognition and a hands-free system.
Sun Visors for Driver and Front Passenger
The built-in sun visors of the Toyota Yaris GR are adapted to protect the driver’s eyes and the front passenger from the sun’s light.
These sun visors also lower the interior temperature – the blocking and reflecting of the sun’s light help reduce your vehicle’s heat build-up.
Vehicle Stability Control
While turning in a curve, the Vehicle Stability Control stabilizes your Toyota Yaris GR to effectively prevent the wheels from sliding sideways while maneuvering or unexpected steering.
Braking is automatically applied to all four individual wheels when the vehicle detects a loss of traction or slip, and engine power decreases to help ensure the vehicle’s safety.
JBL Sound System
Delivering a crisp and clear sound, the JBL sound system is carefully tailored in the Toyota Yaris GR’s interior.
It perfectly matched the design and individual nature of your Yaris GR and giving you exceptional clarity and depth music.
Center Console Cup Holders
You don’t need to worry, bringing in drinks inside the Toyota Yaris GR as it includes a cup holder for both front passengers located between the driver and front passenger. The cup holder keeps your cups, bottles, and glasses secure and within reach, allowing you to focus on the road, reducing accident risks.
Exterior of the Toyota Yaris GR
Dual Exhaust System
The dual exhaust system‘s primary function is to get the excess air out of the cylinders faster so that the next exchange can start quicker. This feature helps the car to have more horsepower through its function.
The dual exhaust has an H pipe before the converters so that the pressure is regulated and the power increases. The crossover is between the two drainage pipes, and the exhaust piping creates an H shape.
Automatic High Beam
The Automatic High Beam provides a good vision of the way ahead. This feature detects the approaching headlights and reception lights, which shield you and other drivers from your high beam.
The high beams are switched off, and the low beams are engaged when another light is detected. When other headlights pass, the system automatically reactivates the high beams.
18-inch Alloy Wheels
The 18-inch alloy wheels from the Yaris GR provide improved braking efficiency and reduced brake loss.
It also decreases the unsprung weight and transmits less inertia to the springs so its suspension can follow the ground with a higher grip.
These alloy wheels also give the new Toyota Yaris GR a more striking appearance.
The rearview camera makes reverse parking and manoeuvring much more manageable and smoother. As the reverse gear is engaged, it automatically triggers and shows the vehicle on the central monitor.
The dynamic guidelines of the media display give drivers a clear orientation when manoeuvring.
All-speed Active Cruise Control
Ensuring a maintained safe distance between vehicles, the all-speed Active Cruise Control feature keeps your car at a preselected speed using your Toyota’s built-in camera and front-grille-mounted radar.
These sensors detect a slower vehicle moving within a distance; to keep you safe, the system slows down your car.
With the electronically-folding mirrors, you can adjust them without leaving your seat. This feature prevents damage to the outside mirrors, particularly in small areas.
It also features an automatic function for the driver’s external mirror and inner rear mirror.
Toyota Yaris GR Specifications
- 4.2-inch colour Multi-information Display
- Dual LCD digital meter
- Head-Up Display
- Drive mode select
- Smart Entry and Start System
- Automatic climate control air conditioning
- USB charging paint and input
- Centre console cupholders x 2
- Illuminated entry system
- Driver and front passenger sun visors with mirror
- Driver and passenger door pocket bottle holder
- 7-inch colour touchscreen display
- Digital radio (DAB+)
- Bluetooth connectivity
- Voice recognition, Mobile Assistant, Siri
- Apple Carplay and Audio Auto
- JBL 8-speaker audio
- Steering wheel controls for Multi-Information Display (MID), telephone, and audio
- 18-inch alloy wheels
- LED Daytime Running Lamps
- LED front and rear fog lamps
- LED headlamps with auto high beam
- Auto-electronically retractable door mirrors
- Dual Exhaust Pipes
- carbon-fibre reinforced polymer roof
- Ventilated disc brake with fixed calliper 2-cylinder
- Ventilated disc brake with fixed calliper 4-cylinder
- Lane Trace Assist
- Intersection Turn Assistance
- Pre-Collision Safety System with a pedestrian (day and night) and cyclist (day) detection
- Road Sign Assist (speed signs only)
- High-speed Active Cruise Control
- Blind Spot Monitor
- Reversing camera with fixed guidelines
- Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution and Brake Assist (BA)
- Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and Traction Control
- Hill Start Assist Control
- SRS airbag
- Seatbelt warning
- ISOFIX child restraint anchorage points (rear seats)
- Engine immobilizer
- Front and Rear Parking Sensors
- Stop & Start System
- 4WD mode switch
- GR-Four Sports AWD system
- Drive modes (Front-Rear power split)
- Normal (60-40)
- Sports (30-70)
- Tracks (50-50)
- Macpherson strut front suspension
- Double wishbone rear suspension
Technical Data of the Toyota Yaris GR
|Engine||1.6L 3-cylinder turbocharged AWD|
|Engine Capacity||1,618 cc|
|Max Output||268 hp (200 kW) / 6,500 rpm|
|Max Torque||370 Nm / 3,000 – 4,600 rpm|
|Top Speed||228 km/h|
|Transmission||6-Speed Manual Transmission (IMT)|
|Dimensions (L x W x H)||3,995 mm x 1,805 mm x 1,455 mm|
|Fuel Tank capacity||50L|
Toyota Yaris GR Reviews
Check out what others say about the new Toyota Yaris GR!
“It’s a genuinely exciting car, this is a hot hatch with a real purpose in life.”
Read the full review by Topgear
“The GR is a truly special machine.”
Read the full review by Whatcar
“The Toyota GR Yaris is basically a rally car for the road – it’s fast and extremely good fun to drive.”
Read the full review by Carwow UK
“This is an instant classic.”
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History of Toyota Yaris GR
The Toyota Yaris is a subcompact car in replacement for the Starlet and Tercel way back in 1999. Toyota used the Yaris label on export versions of different Japanese-market models. Having its name inscribed in history, the Toyota Yaris GR was born from the World Rally Championship in 1988. It came from the well-known full-time-all-wheel-drive sports Celica GT-FOUR that won the WRC Driver’s title in 1989. The Celica GT-FOUR was the 2nd consecutive winner of the Manufacturer’s title, making it a car worthy of respect. Its name Yaris came from the word “Charis.” It is the singular form of Charites, which means the Greek goddesses of charm and beauty. Yaris sold 8.71 million units worldwide as of March 2020.
The Toyota Vitz (XP10) and Toyota Platz (XP10) were the first generation models under the “Yaris” and “Echo” names on different markets. It was marketed between 1995 and 2005 with body variants offered. It could be a hatchback, sedan, or coupe.
Its second-generation models – Toyota Vitz (XP90) and Toyota Belta (XP90) followed in 2005 and are on the market until 2013. The production of hatchback versions stopped in late 2013 for Asian markets. It is sold under the name “Yaris” worldwide.
The nameplate “Yaris” continued in the third-generation models. It was initially available only as a hatchback but then made the sedan body variant available in 2013. Toyota Vitz (XP130), Toyota Yaris (XP10), and Toyota Vios (XP150) sedan versions are not available in all countries.
The fourth-generation Yaris hatchback is available in October 2019 in selected countries, built on the GA-B platform. It went on sale in Japan in February 2020 and was made available in April 2020 for the 4WD variant. The new fourth-generation hot hatch Toyota Yaris GR arrives with two engine options available.
According to Toyota President Akio Toyoda, it was a personal ambition to create a sports car in 4WD made purely by Toyota and first in 20 years. Toyota won the WRC manufacturer’s championship in 2018, and Akio saw the winning car as an opportunity. He looked at it as the chance to fulfill global recognition as a real auto manufacturer. The Yaris GR arrives with the all-new 4WD born from the title-winning car in WRC now with much more improved aerodynamics. Furthermore, it improves the Yaris GR performance, making it easier to drive on different kinds of roads.
Toyota Yaris GR FAQ
How many seats does the Toyota Yaris GR have?
The Toyota Yaris GR comes in 4 seats, with two on the front and two rear seats.
How many cc/power does the Toyota Yaris GR have?
The Toyota Yaris GR is powered by a 1.6 litre 3-cylinder turbocharged AWD engine with 1,618 cc engine capacity. It generates a 268hp and 370Nm maximum torque.
What is the top speed of the Toyota Yaris GR?
The Toyota Yaris GR uses a 6-speed manual transmission gearbox that allows the car to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.5 seconds, with a top speed of 228 km/h.
What is its fuel efficiency?
The fuel economy of the Toyota Yaris GR comes with a 50L fuel tank capacity and a tested 32 mpg (miles per gallon) overall with the 6-Speed Manual Transmission (IMT).
In what colours is the Toyota Yaris GR available?
The Toyota Yaris GR is available in Glacier White, Feverish Red, and Tarmac Black body colours.
Where can I view the Toyota Yaris GR?