Toyota has introduced a new 2021 Toyota GR Yaris which comes as competition for Volkswagen Polo GTI, Renault Clio RS and Ford Fiesta ST. A major competitive advantage will be all-wheel drive and the most powerful engine. This is made possible by the combination of the two platforms. A separate suspension system delivers 356 mm diameter front and 297 mm rear discs.
2021 Toyota GR Yaris Exterior
The GA-B platform used by the standard Yaris carries the front end of the vehicle, while the GA-C mechanics have rear-end engineering. The car’s weight will be a competitive 1,280 kilograms. Optionally, 18-inch forged alloy wheels come with 225/40 Michelin Pilot Sport 4s tires.
Driving modes available:
- Normal (front-to-rear power distribution across axles) 60:40
- Sport 30:70
- Track 50:50
2021 Toyota GR Yaris Interior
The least information comes from the cabin, but it will be based on a new generation of Yaris with GR label. We see the tag on a digital cluster and comfortable sports seats.
All Wheel Drive and 261 horses
Here we will have turbocharged 1.6 L 3 cylinders in two output versions. A stronger version of 272 horses and 370 N/m of torque available for the Japanese market. The slightly lower 261 horses and 360 N/m of torque come for other markets. Power is transmitted to all wheels by a 6-speed manual gearbox. All-wheel drive is important in comparison to the competition and is enabled by the platform. Also, the power is greater than the competition. Above all, maximum speed is up to 230 km/h. Acceleration from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) for 5.5 seconds.
Release Date and Price
The new Toyota Yaris is just the second in the Japanese family to wear the GR label. The first is of course Toyota Supra. However new GR Yaris are the first approved for the WRC competition. Here, the company had no representatives in this millennium. Production begins this year in Japan and the price is unknown.