Born in 2020, the Toyota GR Yaris is a small sports car based on the contemporary Yaris XP210 and derived from the world of rallying. In this GR model, the first difference from the classic Yaris arises in the chassis, which is only marketed in the 3-door version, while the regular Yaris was produced solely as a 5-door vehicle. There are also differences in the materials of which the structure itself is made: the Toyota GR Yaris has a carbon fiber roof and hood, doors and boot lid in aluminum, so as to reach a dry weight of 1280kg. The body of the GR is overall 5cm wider, 6cm longer and 4cm lower than the standard Yaris, reaching dimensions of 256 x 399 x 145cm respectively. As for the engine, the engineers opted for a small (1618 cc) 3-cylinder, following a trend also adopted by one of its major rivals, the Ford Fiesta ST 7th gen. This engine guarantees top-class performance thanks to a power of 261HP and a torque of 360NM, and is perfectly combined with a 6-speed manual gearbox and the “GR-Four” intelligent drive system, which varies the distribution of the traction between front and rear depending on the driving mode chosen: the front/rear ratio is 60:40 in Normal, 30:70 in Sport and 50:50 in Track. An autolocking center differential is available as an option.

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🏎️ Toyota GR Yaris
📍 Japan
🛠️ 3-cylinder 1.6 360NM 261HP
💨 5,5 seconds
🔝 229km/h
💶 40.000€ in Europe
💵 37.000$ in the United States
Our vote: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (4/5)