7 December 2018

New Toyota Yaris GR Sport is special

Inspired by the exclusive Yaris GRMN performance hatchback, the new Yaris GR Sport is set to bring more sports driving pleasure to Toyota’s supermini range, writes Trish Whelan.

This five-door, now on sale priced from €23,700 or from €192 per month, is the first GR Sport specification car launched in Ireland and throughout Europe. It demonstrates how the international motorsports success of Toyota Gazoo Racing is feeding directly into a new generation of GR-branded road-going cars. Toyota’s return to the World Rally Championship last year led to the development of the performance-focused Yaris GRMN which won high critical acclaim and was a a sell-out success with all 400 examples snapped up by customers before the car reached the showroom.

The GRMN-inspired modifications are focused on the suspension, giving the car engaging handling and responsiveness. The car has a sporty stance with ground clearance reduced by 11mm compared to the standard Yaris, and with the gap between wheel and body brought down by 18mm. Black 17-inch cast alloy wheels are exclusive to the GR Sport.

The cabin has GR-Branded sports front seats upholstered in black black Ultrasuede with contrasting white stitching and white inserts. The car also comes with the same small diameter three-spoke steering wheel as the GT86 coupe. 

There’s also black headlining and satin chrome trim for the gear shift lever and the air vent and door-mounted audio speaker surrounds. Black GR-branded carpets come with silver edging. 

The car will be available exclusively with the Yaris’ standard 1.5 self-charging hybrid powertrain. 

Your local Toyota dealer can supply further information on pricing, specs and grade levels.