GR Yaris

Monthly finance offers revealed for 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 from October 2020.

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 full details of the 0% GR Yaris offers please visit here, and for the GR Yaris Circuit Pack here.

To read more about the 1.9% GR Yaris offer, click here, and for the GR Yaris Circuit Pack, follow this link.

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 pre-order

Online pre-orders are being taken for our all-wheel-drive performance car.

Pre-ordering is a simple three-step process. Step one is to set up a MyToyota account. Step two is to choose the grade and colour of your GR Yaris. Step three is to pay the reservation fee and nominate your chosen dealer who will take care of details such as finance options, insurance and delivery.

Click on this link to find out more about pre-ordering the new GR Yaris.

If you’re not quite ready to pre-order but would like to stay updated on the latest news on GR Yaris, register for updates by filling in this form.

 

GR YARIS KEY SPECIFICATIONS 
GR Yaris – £29,995  GR Yaris with Circuit Pack – £33,495 
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: two Torsen limited-slip differentials, red brake calipers, 18-inch forged alloy wheels (ten spoke) with 225/40 Michelin Pilot Sport 4s tyres, circuit-tuned GR suspension 
GR YARIS EXTERIOR SPECIFICATION 
Auto-retractable door mirrors, auto wipers, auto headlights with follow-me-home function, automatic headlight cut-off, smart entry and push-button start, shark fin antenna, gloss black GR front bumper, body-colour rear bumper, black door mirrors, body-colour door handles, GR lower grille, black rear spoiler, privacy glass on rear and back windows, GR badges, carbon fibre roof wrap, tyre repair kit, dual exhaust pipes 
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.

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.

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.

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.

Learn more: Road test reviews of GR Yaris prototypes

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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

Production of the new GR Yaris has been arranged 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.

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 production lines.

Toyota GR Yaris technical specifications

ENGINE
Type In-line, 3 cylinders
Valve mechanism DOHC 12-valve with VVT-i
Fuel system D4S direct and indirect injection
Induction Single-scroll turbo
Displacement (cc) 1,618
Bore x stroke (mm) 87.5 x 89.7
Compression ratio 10.5:1
Max. power (bhp/DIN hp/kW) 257/261/192
Max. torque (Nm) 360
Emissions level Euro 6d temp
TRANSMISSION
All-wheel drive system GR-Four
Transmission Six-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 suspension MacPherson strut
Rear suspension Double wishbone
Steering Rack 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
Type Dunlop SP Sport Maxx 050

Michelin Pilot Sport 4s (option)

Size 225/40 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

 

Comments (38)

  1. Dear Toyota UK.
    I placed an order for GR Yaris back in March ‘20
    Your blog makes no mention of heated seats within the specifications for the UK vehicle.
    The embedded video within the blog clearly shows the heated seat switches in the centre console.
    I require heated seats.
    What specification of seat (heated-non-heated) will I receive in my vehicle when it arrives?

    *Please don’t tell me the video is of a LHD vehicle & therefore not representative of UK- Spec …… that would be disingenuous

    1. Hi Kelvin,

      Thanks for getting in touch and for placing your GR Yaris pre-order. We appreciate committing to a new car, particularly when only key spec information is available, is a really big decision but we hope you’ll be incredibly happy with it once you get behind the wheel!

      As you will be aware, the pre-orders for GR Yaris opened earlier this year when only some essential specification information was available. You can see on our website currently that the same key information is still all that is listed there. We have never stated in any of our UK communications that the GR Yaris has heated seats. https://www.toyota.co.uk/world-of-toyota/toyota-gazoo-racing/gr-yaris/

      We can confirm that the following is the UK 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

      We are incredibly sorry for any confusion that may have been caused from the video we shared, this video is of a pre-production car and was filmed many months ago before any UK spec decisions were made.

      We understand you may feel disappointed about this and as you will also know from the T&Cs when you placed your pre-order, the reservation fee is fully refundable. If you do wish to cancel your order feel free to let us know and we can help facilitate that.

      Thanks.

  2. Hi,
    I put my order in for a Yaris GR4 back on 7th March, I did not go for the circuit pack as it will be my daily driver. At the time i was led to believe that the UK would only get the choice of these 2 models – anyone know if this is still the case ?

    Can anyone confirm if both UK spec cars have the “Convenience Pack” thats shown on the website ie navigation system, HUD,JBL audio, blindspot and traffic monitoring, Parking sensors etc (would be useful for a daily driver) or if this is on an options lists ? the website is a bit vague on standard specs.

    Thank i have read/watched everything i can find on the internet tech specs look brilliant for a new car and its got to be a brilliant drive when you see the people who have been involved in the development. When everyone is looking towards electric low emission vehicles could be the last chance to get a rally special .

    Its been a long wait since February but I’m sure it will be worth in when the first cars reach the UK.

    thanks John

    p.s. still waiting for a UK brochure !!!

    1. Hi John,

      Thanks for getting in touch. It’s great to hear you’ve got an order in for GR Yaris. We assure you it will be worth the wait!

      You are right that the UK is getting GR Yaris and GR Yaris Circuit pack. We really appreciate you want to know more, and we will soon reveal the full UK spec. In the meantime, we would recommend keeping an eye out on our blog and social channels for the latest.

      Hope this helps.

  3. Hi, is the reservation fee (1500) fully refundable if I change my mind? Where are the appropriate terms and conditions? Thanks

  4. Hi, is the reservation fee (£1500) fully refundable anytime I change my mind? Where are the policies behind refunds? What if the dealership offers a rocket high finance option months later that I am not happy with?

    1. Hi Vahe,

      Thanks for getting in touch with us. The reservation fee is a fully refundable deposit. To pre-order online, you must start a MyToyota account and once you have logged in and start the process, it gives you access to all the T&Cs.

      You can also be these here:
      https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/cdnassets.toyotaretail.co.uk/tridion/GR-Yaris-Pre-Order%20T&Cs.pdf

      You could also contact your nearest Toyota centre directly if you would like further support pre-ordering a GR Yaris. You can find your nearest dealer’s contact details here: https://www.toyota.co.uk/forms/forms?tab=pane-dealer

      Thanks.

  5. Further to the queries I raised earlier, and as someone who placed a very pre-order (in March 2020), it would be good to have Toyota UK’s response to the recent demise of the GR Yaris-based WRC entry for 2021. Is Toyota planning on releasing the GR Yaris as planned, without making any changes to its Circuit Pack configuration now that homologation requirements are not a priority?

    If homologation is still sought, perhaps for 2022, and beyond, is the number of body shells that need to be sold 2,500 or 25,000? I raise this because of the following excerpt from an article by DirtFish: https://dirtfish.com/rally/wrc/makinen-explains-reasons-behind-gr-yaris-cancellation/

    “Mäkinen told DirtFish: “Of course, it is due to coronavirus and I would say it is because of [this]. One of the reasons is still that the current regulations are that you need 2500 [production car] homologations and that is a very difficult question in this time.”

    If the above is true, then having reported that 6,000 pre-order, one would think that the 2,500 homologation requirement would have been met.

    As such, would certainly appreciate clarification on aspects raised above.

    Thank you.

    DW

    1. Hi DW,

      Thanks for getting back in touch. There have been no changes to the launch time for the GR Yaris or the amount of vehicles available in the UK.

      Thanks.

      1. Thank you for your reply.

        WIth regards to the following excerpt from your response, it would be useful to know how many vehicles have been assigned to the UK.

        “There have been no changes to the launch time for the GR Yaris or the amount of vehicles available in the UK”.

        Also, per my earlier post, for homologation purposes is it 2,500 or 25,000 cars that need to be sold?

        Thanks,

        DW

        1. Hi DW,

          Thanks for getting back in touch. The UK allocation of GR Yaris depends on a variety of factors and we can’t comment on an exact figure. Regarding your earlier query, 25,000 GR Yaris units will be produced for WRC homologation purposes.

          Thanks.

  6. Hello

    I put a deposit down in January and my order was added to the system in March.

    Before I ask my question, I’ve seen all the Toyota U.K. material and am signed up for the mailing list, so please don’t reply suggesting I look at the site or sign up to the mailing list….

    Will U.K. cars get the full option set available in the EU? JBL, HUD, parking sensors all round, blindspot detect etc.

    If not, why not?

    Please reply with informative detail 🙂

    Thanks

    Sam

    1. Hi Sam,

      Thanks for getting in touch. It’s great to hear you’ve placed an order, you will have so much to look forward to once you get behind the wheel!

      We really do appreciate you are keen to see the full UK spec details and as as soon as we have more information to share on this, we will. As you will have seen on our website, the UK is getting GR Yaris and GR Yaris Circuit pack, however we have no information on any other version or packs that may appear to be available in other markets.

      While we can’t comment specifically on other markets, each market may have a different offering, depending on trends and demand.

      Thanks.

  7. Having placed a pre-order around mid-March for a GR Yaris with ‘Circuit Pack’, I am now aware that Toyota Europe are offering a separate ‘Convenience Pack’ as an option, which includes the following:

    • 8.8” navigation system
    • Head-up display
    • JBL premium audio
    • Blind Spot Monitor
    • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
    • Parking sensors

    Do cars with Circuit Pack get any of the above included as standard?

    When can I expect to see a sales brochure, even as a downloadable PDF, for the GR Yaris to be released? If these are not available just yet, when can I expect to see more detailed information about the specification and what options one has in the UK, before I am able to finalise my purchase?

    1. Hi DW,

      Thanks for getting in touch. It’s great to hear you’re interested in the GR Yaris! We appreciate you are keen to find out more about the UK spec in order to finalise your decision and full specification details will be revealed soon. In the meantime, you can sign up here to receive the latest updates: https://www.toyota.co.uk/world-of-toyota/toyota-gazoo-racing/gr-yaris/specs#/iframe/https%3A%2F%2Fforms.toyota.co.uk%2Fsign-up-Yaris-GR

      Thanks.

  8. Hey this new GR Yaris could be my next car, in my current car I have Apple CarPlay and it’s a game changer – does the GR Yaris have this?

  9. I understand that the UK launch of the GR Yaris was going to be at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, which was to be held in July 2020. However, given that this event, along along with many other such events, are likely to be postponed, what are Toyota UK’s plans for the launch event.

    FYI: I have already placed an order on 13th March (Circuit Pack version).

    1. Hi DW,

      Thanks for your message. Amazing! It’s great to hear you’ve got a GR Yaris on order. Unfortunately, we can’t confirm any details surrounding the launch or any events at this time. We would recommend keeping an eye on our blog and social channels for the latest on this.

      Where will you take your GR Yaris first?

      Thanks.

  10. Will UK cars come with the ‘GR Yaris Convenience Pack’ either as standard or an option? And can it be combined with the ‘GR Yaris Circuit Pack’?

    • 8.8” navigation system
    • Head-up display
    • JBL premium audio
    • Blind Spot Monitor
    • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
    • Parking sensors

    Be a shame if UK customers couldn’t get these useful extra features, as well as the circuit pack.

    Thanks!

  11. Hi there I placed an order and left a deposit with my local dealer on 13 March and received a hand written order confirmation.
    I have not had any update yet, I am sure because of the very difficult current situation and staff being furloughed etc.
    Is there any update from Toyota UK on orders, delivery, spec’s etc?

    1. Hi Richard,

      Thanks for getting in touch with us. We can’t wait to see you behind the wheel of your GR Yaris! The first deliveries to customers are still expected from November 2020 and you can find out more spec details here: https://www.toyota.co.uk/world-of-toyota/toyota-gazoo-racing/gr-yaris/specs

      We are constantly assessing the current situation and for more specific information on your order we would recommend contacting your dealer. Many of our dealers do remain contactable by phone and email at this time, you can find out more about this here: https://www.toyota.co.uk/dealers/

      Thanks.

  12. waiting and looking for such astonish Yaris ! .Toyota build up with a extraordinary quality ( I have running one of latest 1999 MR2 ) giving me/us a full security of toppest quality !.Deep recomendded if final price its affordable. CONGRATULATION but today needing several live fims of it !

    1. Hi Juan,

      Thanks for your message. We don’t currently have the Katashiki for GR Yaris available to share. Specifications and further details will be announced later, closer to the on sale date.

      Thanks.

  13. I’m sure the Toyota Yaris GR4 will be a great car but I prefer the simple shape and supercharger of the Toyota Yaris GRMN

  14. Can you provide a little info on servicing? For example, is it going to have something like 7,500 miles intervals, or will it be hours-based?

    1. Hi Gavin,

      Thanks for getting in touch. Servicing is typically based on years owned and mileage. More details for the GR Yaris will be revealed closer to the on sale date.

      Thanks.

  15. I, too, would like to see it come Stateside and would be willing to put down a deposit for it. A truly remarkable car this day and age.

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