The all-new three-door hot hatch, Toyota GR Yaris, is right here in Singapore. However, the bad news is that all 22 units are already taken even before they hit the showrooms.
To maintain its race car traits, the turbo hatchback is developed by Gazoo Racing Team since the beginning.
Exterior of the GR Yaris
The bonnet, door panels and boot lid are made from aluminium to reduce the weight of the car. Meanwhile, to lower the centre of gravity, the roof is constructed with carbon fibre. Overall length is 3,995 mm, 55 mm greater than the standard Yaris, with the wheelbase unchanged at 2,560 mm. The redesigned front and rear increase the overhangs by 40 and 15 mm respectively. Overall width is 1,805 mm and overall height 1,455 mm.
At the rear, the tapering of the roof, pillars and the addition of the deep, high-mounted spoiler, enhance the downforce and aerodynamic performance. The wide track and flaring of the rear wings emphasise the car’s wide and low silhouette. The rear wings have a flat side surface and minimised corner radius, which smoothes the flow of air away from the vehicle and reduces drag. Aerodynamic performance is also improved by the shape of the rear diffuser being folded into the bumper unit.
Interior of the GR Yaris
The GR Yaris comes with a 4.2-inch TFT colour multi-information display. The analogue meters have white figures with red pointers for high, at-a-glance visibility.
Besides that, the car also comes with 7-inch user-friendly infotainment which allows you to access it through smartphone and voice control features.
The luggage compartment has a 174-litre capacity. With the rear seatbacks folded, there is space enough to carry a set of four large tyres or a bicycle.
The Toyota GR Yaris is powered by a turbocharged 1.6-litre 3-cylinder engine that produces 257hp (192kW) and a maximum torque of 360Nm. Coupled with a 6-speed manual sports transmission, the GR Yaris can accelerate from 0 to 100km/hr in 5.5 seconds.
Premium cabin space matched with cutting-edge technology, the Toyota Yaris GR Circuit Pack proves to excel both off-track and in its well-known rally car character.