Making Toyota GReat Again
Making Toyota GReat Again
Despite its name, the new Toyota GR Yaris has no mechanical relation with the popular Yaris 1.5 regularly seen on our roads. It is ultimately a World Rally Championship (WRC) car built for the road and it is the only WRC road legal car you can buy for non-competition purposes.
Engineered in collaboration with the Toyota Gazoo Racing World Rally Team and Tommi Makinen Racing, the GR Yaris is Toyota’s first homologation model for the WRC since the Celica GT-FOUR was last produced in 1999.
All-new GR Yaris brings Toyota’s rally expertise to the road.
The GR Yaris features an all-new fulltime four-wheel drive system (GR-Four) that is the first of its kind by Toyota since the GT-4 system two decades ago. It utilizes a high response coupling and electronically-controlled multi-plate clutch to manage front-rear torque split. A Torsen LSD is also fitted among the enhancements of the Performance Pack Edition.
Wider rear tracks
Safety on the GR Yaris is further reaffirmed with Toyota Safety Sense (TSS).
Alongside the GR Yaris, Toyota also launched the new Vios Gazoo Racing Sport (Vios GR-S) alongside facelifted versions of the Vios and regular Yaris 1.5. Read more about them on Aurizn News!
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Aluminium body panels
“The manufacturing process is a first for Toyota, whereby the competition elements and requirements dictated the building and engineering of the GR Yaris. The end product and the results have been phenomenal.” - K. Ravindran, President, UMW Toyota Motor
Instead of turning a mass-produced vehicle into a competition contender, Toyota engineered the GR Yaris as a purpose-built rally car for the World Rally Championship (WRC) and subsequently refined it into a road-going high performance hot hatch.
Birth of a WRC Contender
Rear double wishbones
Unique variation of the TNGA platform featuring the GA-B small car platform fused with the rear section of the C-HR and Corolla’s GA-C platform.
Front356mm two-piece ventilated with four-piston aluminium callipers
Rear297mm ventilated with two-piston aluminium callipers.
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Lever close to steering for quicker shifts
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Lower roofline for enhanced aerodynamics
Downforce from GR spoiler
Rear-mounted battery for weight balance
Three-door body not available with regular Yaris
18" BBS forged alloy wheels with Michelin PS4S tyres
“The 1.6-litre engine follows WRC 2 regulations. We can safely call it the world’s most powerful three-cylinder engine, the lightest and the smallest 1.6-litre turbocharged unit currently in production.” - Atsunori Kumagaya, Head of Development Project, GR Yaris
G16E-GTS261PS @ 6,500rpm360Nm @ 3,000 – 4,600rpm
Inline-3, DOHC, Turbo
Displacement (Bore x Stroke)
1,618cc (87.5mm x 89.7mm)
Exclusive for Performance Pack Edition
The GR Yaris is not for everybody. It has a 6-speed manual, but there is Intelligent Manual Transmission (i-MT) function to assist the driver with rev match for smoother shifting. Take it from us though, it’s more syok to learn and do it yourself.
Gear lever placed high on the centre console and closer to the steering for quicker shift action. Shift throw is also shortened and lightened for a more engaging feel.
The GR-Four system allows drivers to choose between three levels of torque split.
Base torque distribution 60:40
Base torque distribution 30:70
Base torque distribution 50:50
Performance• Top Speed: 230 km/h (limited)• 0-100km/h: 5.5 seconds
Light but highly rigid seats with black leather and red contrast stitching.
GR three-spoke leather-wrapped multi-function steering.
Drilled aluminium sports pedals with wider surface for easy heal-and-toe. Pedal position, pad angle, and pressing angle precisely aligned with driver hip point for best positioning.
Pre-Crash System (PCS)
Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC)
Lane Departure Alert (LDA)
Auto High Beam (AHB)
Production of the GR Yaris will be limited to just 25,000 units worldwide, with less than 200 units set aside as official allocation for Malaysia, priced at RM299k. Like the GR Supra, the GR Yaris will be sold only at official Toyota outlets with GR Garage facilities.
"I love the stance of the GR Yaris. It's so damn sexy." - Beng
“Can you believe that on a Yaris, they gave better brakes than the Supra. It goes to show that this is a car they took all possible measures to make it the best possible car they have.” - Thana
“This is a race car that has been toned down for road use. A lot of the engineering and technology that Toyota put in to make this a capable rallying machine still remains in there for you to enjoy.” - Kon