Charged Toyota Yaris GR went on saleMay 22, 2020
Toyota’s new GR Yaris is already available in the UK, priced at around £ 30,000.
During quarantine in the UK related to coronavirus, Toyota launched an online service by pre-ordering its “charged” hatchback, allowing customers to order it remotely without leaving their own home. Deliveries of commercial vehicles to the United Kingdom will begin in October 2020, and those who make reservations must make an online deposit of £ 1,500.
Toyota claims that this is the first all-wheel drive sports car of the brand after the Celica GT-Four, which was also developed in Finland in conjunction with Tommi Mäkinen Racing. Under the hood is a brand new 1.6-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine delivering 257 hp. and a torque of 265 Nm. All torque is transmitted to four wheels through a 6-speed manual gearbox. This allows the GR Yaris to accelerate to 100 km / h in just 5.5 seconds, and the maximum speed is limited to 230 km / h.
Theoretically, an all-wheel drive system provides 100 percent power transmission to the front or rear wheels. However, the car has several four-wheel drive operation modes: “Normal” (60% in front), “Sport” (30% in front) and “Track” (50% in front), the latter implying use on both asphalt and dirt roads .
It is worth noting that GR Yaris is a bit of a Frankenstein monster, since it uses the front half of the Toyota GA-B platform (first seen on the new Yaris hatchback) and the rear half of the GA-C platform (found on models such as Corolla and C-HR). 356 mm brakes with four-piston calipers are standard.
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