Anticipation is high for the arrival of the new GR Yaris performance hatch in October and orders previously placed by customers with retailers have been secured. However, to further help customers who are keen to be among the first to drive one of the new cars, Toyota has introduced an online pre-ordering service.
It has been designed so that prospective owners can reserve their car without having to physically visit their Toyota retailer, or compromise social distancing or other movement and business restrictions that are currently in place.
This dedicated page on the toyota.co.uk website is the gateway to reserving a car. Customers first need to set up a free My Toyota account (this can be done on the same website), then choose their preferred GR Yaris grade and colour. They next pay the vehicle reservation fee of £1,500 and nominate their preferred Toyota dealer for organising finance options, insurance and vehicle delivery.
On-the-road prices are from £29,995 for the GR Yaris and from £33,495 for the GR Yaris Circuit Pack.
Engineered by World Rally Champions
GR Yaris is an authentic performance car in every dimension, created with direct input from Toyota Gazoo Racing and its World Rally Championship partner Tommi Mäkinen Racing. Their design and engineering expertise is key to the car’s role as a homologation model for a future Toyota WRC contender.
GR Yaris is powered by a turbocharged, three-cylinder 1.6-litre engine that produces 257bhp and 360Nm of torque. With a power-to-weight ratio of less than 5kg per 100bhp, the hatch can move from rest to 62mph in 5.5 seconds – performance that’s more akin to a larger, C-segment performance model.
The engine drives all four wheels via a six-speed manual transmission and Toyota’s new GR-Four permanent all-wheel drive system.
The GR Yaris specification includes GR-Four all-wheel drive, GR sports suspension, GR sports seats upholstered in Ultrasuede, 18-inch alloy wheels, dual exhaust tailpipes, smart entry and Active Noise Control for a rousing engine note.
The GR Yaris Circuit Pack introduces lightweight components and performance parts, designed for drivers who want even sharper response and more precise handling. The details include 18-inch forged alloy wheels with Michelin Sport Pilot 4s tyres, circuit-tuned GR suspension, two Torsen limited-slip differentials and red-painted brake callipers.