Toyota unveils new GR Yaris assembly processSeptember 16, 2020
To celebrate the launch of the all-new GR Yaris in Japan, which is available from dealerships from September 4, Toyota Gazoo Racing announced today an event called the GR YARIS. ONLINE FES, which will show fans virtual images of GR Yaris.
The innovative online event will present the ideas behind the new GR Yaris by the brand’s engineers, as well as the history of its development and information about GR FACTORY. In addition, President Akio Toyoda, acting as driver, will drive the GR Yaris and offer the option to ride with it in virtual reality.
Recall that at the end of May 2020, Toyota opened an online service for pre-ordering its “charged” hatchback, allowing customers to pre-order the model remotely, which was very important during the quarantine imposed by many countries in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic …
Toyota claims it is the brand’s first all-wheel-drive sports car since the Celica GT-Four, which was also developed in Finland in partnership with Tommi Mäkinen Racing. Under the hood is an all-new 1.6-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine delivering 257 hp. and a torque of 265 Nm. All torque is transmitted to the four wheels via a 6-speed manual transmission. This allows the GR Yaris to accelerate to 100 km / h in just 5.5 seconds, and the top speed is limited to 230 km / h.
In theory, an all-wheel drive system delivers 100 percent power to the front or rear wheels. However, the car has several four-wheel drive modes: “Normal” (60% in front), “Sport” (30% in front) and “Track” (50% in front), the latter being used both on asphalt and on unpaved roads. …
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