Toyota GR Yaris Is The Hot Hatch We’d Love To Get In The States


Toyota has already confirmed that the GR Yaris won’t make its way to our market, as we will instead get a different hot hatch in the near future, so should we be upset about it?

Actually, we should, because this isn’t your typical fast hatchback, as it has true rallying DNA, having been built as a WRC homologation special.

Everything about it is exquisite, from the bespoke platform, which combines the front end of the GA-B (regular Yaris) with the rear end of the GA-C (Toyota’s compact models), to the all-wheel drive system. Opt for the Circuit Pack and you get a performance-tuned suspension, Torsen front and rear limited-slip differentials, and 18-inch forged wheels wrapped in 225/40 Michelin Pilot Sport 4s tires.

Video: The 2021 Toyota GR Yaris Is The Perfect Companion For Drifting Along Snow-Covered Roads

The European variant of the GR Yaris has 257 HP (261 PS / 192 kW) and 266 lb-ft (360 Nm) of torque produced by the 1.6-liter three-pot.

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