It’s fast, it handles like a dream, it’s been tested to the limit on the Nürburgring and now the supercharged Toyota Yaris GRMN is a winner on affordable engineering excellence with the launch of a special customer finance offer.
Drivers passionate about performance can secure one of the strictly limited edition cars with a modest £4,959 deposit and monthly repayments of just £299 via an Access Toyota PCP (personal contract purchase) deal1, financed through Toyota Financial Services.
Online reservations for the new Yaris GRMN are open until 31 October, but anyone signing up for a car before 27 September will have the opportunity to take part in an exclusive Yaris GRMN driving day2 at the Silverstone circuit and the chance to discover just what this super-hot hatch is capable of.
To manage demand for the Yaris GRMN, customers can put their name down for a car now by paying a £1,000 reservation fee1 online at www.toyota.co.uk.
Here’s an example of how the Access Toyota PCP finance offer works. Terms and conditions apply, for full details visit www.toyota.co.uk
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Performance, chassis and design
A team of Toyota’s finest international engineering talent has produced the Yaris GRMN at a dedicated development facility near the Nürburgring circuit in Germany, calling on their extensive motorsport experience to extract the maximum potential from the car. Throughout, the project has been inspired by Toyota’s winning return to the World Rally Championship this year with the Yaris WRC. The result is a thoroughbred machine that delivers exceptional driving rewards.
Its heart is a 1.8-litre engine, tuned to produce 209bhp and – uniquely in the hot hatch class – equipped with a supercharger. Driving the front wheels through a six-speed manual transmission, it delivers nought to 62mph acceleration in around 6.33 seconds and a top speed (electronically limited) of 143mph. Using a Torsen limited-slip differential ensures the prodigious power is transferred smoothly to the road.
The chassis has been stiffened with extra bracing and the car hugs the ground, sitting 24mm lower than the standard model thanks to shorter springs. Sachs performance shocks are fitted and the anti-roll bar has been beefed up to a 26mm diameter to give secure, responsive handling. Sharp, controllable stopping power comes courtesy of 275mm grooved front discs with four-pot callipers and 278mm rear discs.
The three-door Yaris GRMN – the first Toyota to carry the performance-focused GRMN designation in Europe – broadcasts its exclusive status with a Toyota Gazoo Racing white paint finish and front and side decals that echo the Yaris WRC’s red, black and white competition livery. A set of 17-inch BBS lightweight alloys, a performance exhaust with centre oval tailpipe, honeycomb front grille, red detailing on the front lip and black wing-type rear spoiler add to the visual impact.
The cabin environment is every bit as alluring, with dedicated, body-hugging sports seats designed by specialists at Toyota Boshoku. The authentic performance details include an engine start button, a small-diameter, leather-wrapped steering wheel an aluminium sports pedal set, aluminium trim detailing and a bespoke, high-grade combimeter with TFT display, designed to reflect the car’s special performance character.
Just 100 Yaris GRMN are available for UK customers. Online reservations are being accepted up to 31 October, with customer deliveries expected from March 2018.
1 Terms and conditions apply, full details at www.toyota.co.uk; 2 Subject to availability; 3 Performance data subject to final homologation.