Yaris GR Sport is the new warm-hatch from Toyota

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Toyota revealed their new warm hatch, 'inspired' by the hot Yaris GRMN (Gazoo Racing, Masters of the Nurburgring, yes this is their real name..) it offers styling upgrades as well as new tricked out suspension.

Styling upgrades include a two-tone paint scheme with a piano-black roof, rear spoiler, door mirrors and the humongous honeycomb grill. The Red decals on front and rear bumper are optional, but you would have to be blind or dead inside not to pick them, as they look great and make the car really stand out.

As Toyota focused on improved handling and driving fun over raw power, thus left the 1.5 litre 99hp hybrid engine alone and gave the Yaris Sachs Performance shock absorbers similar to those on the GRMN and a solid anti-roll bar for extra chassis stiffness.

Further the suspension has been dropped by 11mm, and the car received new 17inch alloys with Potenza RE50 205/45R17 tires same as the GRMN model with twice the power, meaning that the little Toyota is unlikely to run out of grip when having fun.

At a little over a 1000 kg (2204 lbs) this seems to be enough to give it some real sporty credibility not making it a yet another 'Line' model that tend to be like a small dog barking really loud...

Styling changes continue on the inside with with lots of GR badges, sports seats, black Ultrasuede upholstery with contrasting white stitching and inserts and a three-spoke steering wheel straight from the GT86 to top it all off.

The GR Sport will go on sale late this year and is expected to cost a little more than the current range topping Bi-Tone which comes in at little over £20,000.

Do you think this is a legitimate warm-hatch ? Would you pick one up ?

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Comments (29)
  • should have fitted that wrc body kit

    3 days ago
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  • It's a defrosted hatch, not worthy of the warm hatch title

    4 days ago
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  • Bahahahahahahahahahahaha that’s he perfect name for it! Warm hatch

    4 days ago
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    • I'm laughing at thair inspiration. Gazoo Racing Masters of the Nurburgring. Like that's one hell of a title.

      4 days ago
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    • Pretty much... I hear the name gazoo was used to make people not take it seriously... so they decided to use it as a brand afterwards...

      And make these lack luster cars that cost as...

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      4 days ago
  • Is that an automatic gearbox I spy?

    4 days ago
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    • Yup, although Toyota offers manual box with this engine so I don't see why this one wouldn't

      4 days ago
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  • Impressive....just like the P.O.S.86; all SHOW, no GO. Who is running Toyota nowadays, because they are becoming the most underwhelming car maker out there.

    4 days ago
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    • I agree it needs more power, but I think it's quite nice and not really a 'all show no go' but well everyones got their opnion

      4 days ago
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    • What’s even crazier is how much thy charge for these bastards!

      4 days ago
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