The prototype of the powerful Toyota GR Yaris hatchback is caught at the Nurburgring

The prototype of the powerful Toyota GR Yaris hatchback is caught at the Nurburgring

October 13, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Journalists have published photos from tests of the high-performance Toyota Yaris hatchback. A partially camouflaged prototype of the Japanese novelty was spotted at the Nürburgring race track.

With 257 horsepower and 360 Nm of torque, the “charged” Toyota GR Yaris hatchback is already a powerful enough car. This is especially true when you consider that the “pocket rocket” in the Japanese version has an additional 11 hp. (10 Nm). But it looks like the automaker is planning to introduce an even more powerful version of this model. The journalists published photos from the Yaris tests in a more productive version of GRMN.

According to Toyota’s sports car hierarchy announced three years ago, GR Sport is the entry-level offering, followed by the mid-range GR, followed by the most powerful GRMN.

The Japanese brand has already introduced the current generation GR Yaris, which is more powerful than the previous generation Yaris GRMN.

We can’t say for sure that these photos capture the new generation Yaris GRMN, but the front splitter and giant rear spoiler suggest that this is indeed the most powerful version of the popular hatchback. The car also has ventilated front fenders and a stiffer suspension with lowered ground clearance. The design of the rims is quite interesting, with the rear rims partially covered, reminding us of ABT aero wheels.

It looks like Toyota has also made some changes to the lower body – we have some additional parts we need to check the airflow.

Not long ago, our publication wrote that Toyota may withdraw from production of the Land Cruiser in 2021. As reported on Friday, October 9, the Motor Authority, based on a deleted post on the IH8MUD thematic forum, the production of the Land Cruiser may cease next year.