How to configure and buy your new Toyota GR Yaris

The new Toyota GR Yaris not only packs the performance to mix it with much bigger machines, it’s also set to be one of the most affordable hot hatches on the market. With an on-the-road starting price that nudges below £30,000, it’s newly available to customers with finance deals from zero per cent APR representative.

The offers make GR Yaris an even more appealing prospect as the car is readied for arrival in UK showrooms.

New Toyota GR Yaris: PCP finance options

There are two PCP finance options available: 0% APR representative over 24 months, or 1.9% APR representative over 42 months.

For the GR Yaris at £29,995, these rates give monthly payments from £269. For customers choosing the higher-specification GR Yaris Circuit Pack at £33,495, the monthly payment amount is from £299.

Terms and conditions apply. For the full details of the GR Yaris offers please visit this web page.

These offers compare favourably with GR Yaris’s competitors – with its three-cylinder 1.6 turbo engine producing 257bhp for 0-62mph in less than 5.5 seconds, its performance rivals are C-segment models rather than hot hatches, such as the Honda Civic Type R and the Renault Mégane RS 280.

New Toyota GR Yaris: how to build and buy

It’s now possible to build a GR Yaris to your specifications, choosing the grade and colour you desire. To do that, please click here.

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GR YARIS KEY SPECIFICATIONS
GR Yaris GR Yaris Convenience Pack GR Yaris Circuit Pack 
18-inch alloy wheels (15 spoke) with 225/40 Dunlop SP Sport Maxx 050 tyres, GR-Four all-wheel drive system, GR suspension, GR Ultrasuede sport seats, GR leather steering wheel, dual exhaust pipes, smart entry, active noise control, eight-inch multimedia screen with DAB, six speakers, reversing camera, adaptive LED headlights, front LED fog lights, auto wipers, auto-retractable door mirrors, MacPherson strut front suspension, double wishbone rear suspension, privacy glass, eCall In addition to GR Yaris: JBL Premium Sound System with eight speakers, Toyota Touch with Go navigation, front and rear parking sensors, Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Brake Assist, head-up display 

 

 

NB: Heated seats not available in this pack 

In addition to GR Yaris: front and rear Torsen limited-slip differentials, red sports calipers, 18” BBS forged alloy wheels (ten spoke) with 225/40 Michelin Pilot Sport 4s tyres, GR circuit-tuned suspension 

 

 

NB: Convenience Pack is not available on this grade 

PRICE 
£29,995 £32,175 £33,495 
GR YARIS INTERIOR SPECIFICATION 
GR floor mats, leather gear knob, leather gear gaiter with red stitching, leather handbrake with red stitching, door scuff plates, satin chrome interior door handles, aluminium pedals, piano black side air vents, three-spoke leather steering wheel with GR logo 
GR YARIS INTERIOR COMFORT SPECIFICATION 
Dual-zone automatic air conditioning, GR-Four all-wheel drive switch, electro chromatic auto-dimming rear-view mirror, colour TFT information display, power steering, manual tilt and slide steering wheel, 12v power socket (front), soft tonneau cover 
GR YARIS SEAT SPECIFICATION 
GR Ultrasuede front sport seats, manual slide adjustment, manual height adjustment (driver), 60:40 split-folding rear seats, front and rear (two) headrests 
GR YARIS MULTIMEDIA SPECIFICATION 
DAB radio, eight-inch multimedia screen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, multimedia controls on steering wheel, six speakers, USB connector, microphone on front personal light 
GR YARIS SAFETY SPECIFICATION 
Driver and passenger front and side air bags, immobiliser, ABS, Brake Assist, Lane Trace Assist, Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control, reversing camera, Adaptive High Beam, LED daytime running lights, LED front fog lights, LED adaptive headlights, rear fog lights, ISOFIX child restraint system, eCall emergency call system, red-painted brake calipers (Circuit Pack only) 

Officially revealed at the Tokyo Auto Salon in Japan in January 2020, our rally inspired performance car offers unique styling, a three-door body shell and a powerful 257bhp, 1.6-litre turbocharged 3-cylinder engine.

With a six-speed manual gearbox and advanced four-wheel drive chassis, the car is the product of the design and engineering skills of Toyota Gazoo Racing and Tommi Mäkinen Racing, and is a new top-of-the-range model with the heart and soul of a rally car.

GR Yaris badge

All the credentials are there for delivering exhilarating performance for the road

Just as the Celica GT-Four was the road-going equivalent of our Group A Celica rally cars in the Nineties, the GR Yaris serves as the official homologation model for the development of the next Yaris WRC car. In fact, in reference to its illustrious predecessors and their all-wheel drive technology, the GR Yaris features a GR-Four logo on the tailgate.

As this post will explain, every aspect of the car has a performance focus. All the credentials are there for competition success and for delivering exhilarating performance as a super-hot hatch for the road.

Interior view of Toyota GR Yaris - dashboard, steering wheel and centre console

Toyota GR Yaris: development

The WRC-skilled designers and engineers at Tommi Mäkinen Racing focused on perfecting the three key performance-enhancing areas of aerodynamics, weight and weight distribution.

Toyota GR Yaris - rear three-quarter angle

A lower roofline improves the car’s ability to cut through the air. Meanwhile, positioning the new 1.6-litre turbocharged engine further towards the centre of the car and locating the battery in the boot optimises chassis balance for improved handling, stability and responsiveness. Reinforcements beneath the side members ensure optimal suspension performance.

The three-door bodyshell is made from lightweight materials including compression moulded carbon fibre polymer, while aluminium is used for the bonnet, doors and tailgate. As a result, the GR Yaris weighs 1280kg and has a power-to-weight ratio of 5.0kg per bhp.

Toyota GR Yaris: design

The new GR Yaris is unique among its siblings in being built with a three-door body. The roof is lowered by 91mm and the doors are frameless, which gives the car the silhouette of a coupe.

Front view of the Toyota GR Yaris

At the front the grille design and spoiler express the car’s authentic GR status, while at the rear the wide stance and muscular wings accommodate 18-inch alloy wheels.

Toyota GR Yaris: all-new 1.6-litre turbo engine

The engine in the GR Yaris is an all-new, 1618cc three-cylinder turbocharged unit with double overhead cams and four valves per cylinder. It features a single-scroll ball-bearing turbo and is equipped with motorsport technologies to maximise performance. These include multi-oil jet piston cooling, large diameter exhaust valves and a part-machined intake port. The compact and lightweight engine is matched to a six-speed manual transmission, engineered to accommodate high levels of torque.

Toyota G16E-GTS engine in the GR Yaris

The light weight of the GR Yaris allied to this engine helps the car deliver 0-62mph acceleration in less than 5.5 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 143mph.

Toyota GR Yaris: GR-Four all-wheel drive system

A key element of the driving performance of the GR Yaris is its new GR-Four all-wheel drive system, which governs torque distribution to each wheel through a high-response coupling.

This simple and lightweight system uses different gear ratios for each axle and allows a theoretical range of front/rear torque balance from 100:0 (full front-wheel drive) to 0:100 (full rear-wheel drive). Such flexibility gives a performance advantage over on-demand all-wheel drive systems with twin-couplings and permanent systems with a centre differential.

Technical picture of the Toyota GR-Four all-wheel drive system from the GR Yaris

The driver can adjust four-wheel drive performance to suit their preference or driving situation using a 4WD mode dial. Normal mode distributes torque in a 60:40 split between front and rear; Sport mode shifts the balance rearward with 30:70 distribution; while Track mode equalises the torque at 50:50 for fast, competitive driving on circuits and special stages. In each mode, the torque balance is automatically adjusted in response to driver inputs, vehicle behaviour and road or track conditions.

The optional Circuit Pack with two Torsen limited-slip differentials can also be specified to manage the split between left- and right-side wheels for even greater control.

Performance-tuned suspension and 18-inch forged alloy wheels with 225/40 Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tyres also feature.

18" forged alloy wheel on the Toyota GR Yaris

Toyota GR Yaris: dedicated platform and chassis

The GR Yaris has a new, dedicated platform that combines the front end of Toyota’s GA-B platform – which will make its first appearance in the all-new Yaris model in 2020 – with the rear of the GA-C platform found in the Corolla and Toyota C-HR. This hybridisation allows for a new suspension design and accommodation of the GR-Four all-wheel drive system, while contributing to excellent stability and handling.

Where the standard new Yaris uses a torsion beam rear suspension, the GR Yaris has a more sophisticated double wishbone set-up optimised for performance. A MacPherson strut system is used at the front.

Alternative rear three-quarter angle of the Toyota GR Yaris

The performance braking system features large, 356mm grooved front discs with four-pot calipers together with 297mm ventilated rear discs with two-pot calipers. The set-up is engineered to cope with rigorous demands of high-speed track and special stage driving with high-level heat capacity.

Toyota GR Yaris: Motomachi production centre

Full series production of the new GR Yaris commenced on the week commencing 24 August 2020 and is centred on a new, dedicated line at our Motomachi plant. Instead of using a traditional conveyor system, the body and assembly lines comprise a number of different cells connected by automatic guided vehicles. This method enables production of the highly rigid bodies sports cars require and assembly to a high degree of accuracy.

GR Ultrasuede front sports seats in the Toyota GR Yaris

A large number of manual processes are required during production, for which Toyota employs a specialist team. The factory design and the talents of the workforce allow for high-precision assembly to levels that are hard to achieve on standard, high-volume production lines.

Toyota GR Yaris technical specifications

ENGINE 
TypeIn-line, 3 cylinders
Valve mechanismDOHC 12-valve with VVT-i
Fuel systemD4S direct and indirect injection
InductionSingle-scroll turbo
Displacement (cc)1,618
Bore x stroke (mm)87.5 x 89.7
Compression ratio10.5:1
Max. power (bhp/DIN hp/kW)257/261/192
Max. torque (Nm)360
Emissions levelEuro 6d temp
TRANSMISSION 
All-wheel drive systemGR-Four
TransmissionSix-speed manual
PERFORMANCE 
Power-to-weight ratio (kg/bhp, kg/DIN hp, kg/kW)5.0, 4.9, 6.7
Max. speed (mph)143 (electronically limited)
CHASSIS 
Front suspensionMacPherson strut
Rear suspensionDouble wishbone
SteeringRack and pinion, electric power steering
Min. turning circle (m)10.8
BRAKES 
Front (diameter, mm)Ventilated discs (356) with four-pot calipers
Rear (diameter, mm)Ventilated discs (297) with two-pot calipers
TYRES 
TypeDunlop SP Sport Maxx 050

 

Michelin Pilot Sport 4s (option)

Size225/40 R18
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT 
Overall length (mm)3,995
Overall width (mm)1,805
Overall height (mm)1,460
Wheelbase (mm)2,558
Front track (mm)1,530
Rear track (mm)1,560
Kerb weight (without driver, kg)1,280

318 comments

  1. Hi,

    I’m looking into additional security solutions and wanted to ask if you’re aware of any type of OBD Port protection that would invalidate the warranty (so that I can avoid that).

    Thank you!

    1. Hi Rory,
      Thanks for your comment.
      Our warranty team have advised that like any aftermarket product, providing the fitment or operation of that component, does not damage our hardware or software then there is no restriction.
      We hope this helps.
      Thanks.

      1. Hi Mick,
        Thanks for your comment.
        Unfortunately, the waiting list is now closed due to unprecedented demand.
        Thanks.

  2. Hi, for a car doing e.g. 9k miles a year, providing that an owner observes the service schedule at intervals of every 6k miles or 1 year (whichever comes first), if they skip the £50 safety check (normally scheduled for 6 months after the service), would that invalidate the warranty? Thanks

    1. Hi Rory,
      Thanks for your comment.
      This will not invalidate the warranty.
      However, we would recommend this for your safety.
      Thanks.

    1. Hi Ian,
      Please keep an eye on our social media and blog channels for the latest information on our vehicle offerings.
      Thanks.

  3. Hi, could you please confirm regarding the highest spec 0W-20 Toyota engine oil (for the GR Yaris) you currently offer through your garages network:
    – is it API SP?
    – is it Resource Conserving?
    – is it ILSAC GF-6A?

    Thank you.

    1. Hi Rory,

      There are a few different 0W-20 oils available.

      We recommend two…

      1) 0W-20 GF6A (SP)
      2) TGMO 0W-20 rated GF5 ‘SN Plus’

      We don’t recommend the ‘SN’ spec bulk 0W-20.

      We hope this helps.

      Thanks

      1. Hi and thank you for the recommendation. So, can you please confirm:

        1) Is the 0W-20 GF6A (SP) that you mention currently available through at least some of your official garages in the UK?

        2) If it is available, then is it certified as “Resource Conserving”?

        Thank you!

      2. Hi,

        We can’t see any specific mention of the words ‘resource conserving’ but newer oils like GF-6 are all designed to improve fuel economy.

        Please contact your Toyota centre for more information.

        Thanks

  4. Hi Toyota.
    My local Toyota Dealer has no access to 1) 0W-20 GF6A (SP)
    2) TGMO 0W-20 rated GF5 ‘SN Plus’

    And will only supply the ‘SN’ spec bulk 0W-20.
    The Car came with GF6A (SP) oil from the factory.
    My dealer will also not allow me to supply my own oil and say it will invalidate my Warranty. (Ravenol or Mobil 1 0w20 Api/SP GF6A). Plus I pay £400 for a Service plan.
    Is there no genuine factory Spec Oil from Toyota Japan in the UK?

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