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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-25-2018, 03:55 PM Thread Starter
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Toyota Yaris GRMN Gives Insight To GR's Future

Hot hatches have become increasingly popular over the years with various automakers coming out with their own version (Focus RS, Honda Type R, etc) and Toyota has finally joined the fray with their Yaris GRMN. As the first production model to come out of Gazoo Racing division, the Yaris GRMN is a sign of things to come for Toyota’s new range of fast cars featuring a GR badge.

Sitting on a chassis with extra bracing and a Torsen limited-slip differential, the hot hatch’s 1.8-liter four-cylinder delivers 210hp and 184lb-ft of torque. Paired with a six-speed manual gearbox, the Yaris can sprint from 0-62mph in just 6.3 seconds before topping out at 143mph. Power aside, what really made Steve Sutcliffe from Auto Express giggle was how much fun it is to drive around the canyons.

Ride quality and steering could use some improvements, but the instant response from the supercharger made it feel like your driving a vehicle with a 2.5-liter big capacity engine. What’s more, if you switch off everything and back off into a circuit corner, the Yaris GRMN could probably get a bit of liftoff oversteer.

Shame that Europe is only getting 400 examples of the Yaris GRMN, but this is just the beginning for Toyota because the GR is going to be a brand similar to AMG and BMW M with more models to follow.

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-28-2018, 11:02 AM
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Im really hoping after the successful release of this limited production run in Europe, that Toyota sees the warrant to launch this vehicle internationally. If not than I suppose we could wait to see what other vehicles Toyota plans on bringing the GR badge to.
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