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Willow 09-14-2018 02:13 PM

Toyota previews Yaris GR Sport
 
With the GRMN Yaris being produced in such limited quantities, Toyota will be releasing a new variant of the car called the GR Sport. It will use the same tires, wheels and dampers that are found on the GRMN, as well as a lower ride height. It's going to have a unique rear spoiler, black accenting a unique two tone color scheme. GR branded front seats and the same GRMN steering wheel will also be present. It'll be using a hybrid 1.5l powertrain which will put out 99hp, paired to a CVT. There hasn't been a confirmed price, but it will be fully unveiled at the Paris Autoshow. https://i.imgur.com/j8lCxMz.jpg https://i.imgur.com/tTX79dz.jpg

Nasser 09-21-2018 11:15 AM

Chances are that we will see this new trim expand across Toyota's lineup. I can see why the started with it on the Yaris however, as that's probably going to be the cheapest platform to modify. Good thing that Toyota has implemented a launch gear in their CVT, because that would have gimped this variant.

smokingyaris 09-25-2018 01:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nasser (Post 7138)
Chances are that we will see this new trim expand across Toyota's lineup. I can see why the started with it on the Yaris however, as that's probably going to be the cheapest platform to modify. Good thing that Toyota has implemented a launch gear in their CVT, because that would have gimped this variant.

My confidence in seeing GRMN grow like AMG and BMW's M marque is growing especially after seeing the Century GRMN.

https://car.watch.impress.co.jp/img/.../938/001_o.jpg

Sure seems like long gone are the super frugal days and now finally they're throwing more money into cars all about FUN.

Willow 09-26-2018 02:08 PM

There are already whispers that the 86 is the next model to receive this performance trim. I doubt that Toyota will ever offer the Century outside of its home country, but it is a great looking car.

smokingyaris 10-02-2018 12:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Willow (Post 7144)
There are already whispers that the 86 is the next model to receive this performance trim. I doubt that Toyota will ever offer the Century outside of its home country, but it is a great looking car.

I heard that the GRMN Century seen here was a one-off build for the brands CEO, Akio Toyoda, with no mention of it going to production.
With the new LS here, it sort of fills the spot a Century would have, so don't expect it at all. In all its decades, the Century has been Japan-exclusive.

Nasser 10-05-2018 10:54 AM

I think the previous generation of the Century went for something like 21 years. They have just recently finally decided to update it with a hybrid powertrain.


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