Toyota centres host UK debut tour of the new GR Yaris

GR Yaris flag

The new Toyota GR Yaris is breaking cover in the UK this week with the start of a summer tour of Toyota retailers. The thoroughbred performance hatchback, developed directly from Toyota Gazoo Racing’s World Rally Championship-winning experience, is making its debut ahead of its official launch in October.

The display gives potential customers and those who have already reserved their car the chance to take a first close-up look at the model ‘in the metal’. Each Toyota Centre is operating a personal appointment service, so everyone will have plenty of time to take in the detail and learn more from the specialist sales teams about the GR Yaris’s performance and equipment specifications.

The tour begins this Saturday, 18 July, with four locations in London and the South East confirmed through to 25 July. Details of further appearances nationwide during August will be announced shortly.

The initial calendar is as follows:

  • Inchcape Toyota Guildford, Surrey, 18-19 July, information and appointment bookings here.
  • Jemca Toyota Edgware Road, London, 20-21 July, information and appointment bookings here.
  • Hills of Woodford Toyota, Essex, 22-23 July, information and appointment bookings here.
  • Steven Eagell Toyota Milton Keynes, Bedfordshire, 24-25 July, information and appointment bookings here.

The car is a pre-production model and will be on static display only. Details of driving opportunities in production-ready cars will be announced at a future date.

The GR Yaris is Toyota’s second global GR model engineered by Toyota Gazoo Racing, following the launch of the GR Supra. It is powered by a new, turbocharged 1.6-litre cylinder engine that produces 257bhp and drives all four wheels through Toyota’s new GR-Four sports all-wheel drive system. Acceleration from 0-62mph can be achieved in less than 5.5 seconds.

Customers opting for the Circuit Pack version of GR Yaris gain further performance-focused features, including 18-inch BBS forged alloy wheels with Michelin Sport Pilot 4s tyres, circuit-tuned GR suspension, two Torsen limited-slip differentials and red-painted brake callipers.

The new GR Yaris is available to order now. Purchase finance offers starting from zero per cent APR representative were announced last week, for details and terms and conditions please visit here.

Comments (16)

  1. Hi guys, any further dates yet? My brother has ordered with Motorline (Bristol North) and was wondering when he could see the car?
    Thank You

  2. I signed up for email updates about the car, and I’ve preordered one, but I didn’t get any notification of this. Sad!

    1. Hi there,
      Thanks for getting in touch. It’s great to hear you’ve got your own GR Yaris on the way!
      The GR Yaris Centre tour has currently only been promoted by the centres participating in the tour, meaning that you would only have received an email if you were on of the participating centre’s contact database.
      However, as more centres and dates are confirmed for the tour, notification of the locations should be emailed out to all those that have signed up to receive GR Yaris updates.
      To ensure you receive these emails as and when they are sent out, we are happy to check for you that your contact details are within our database. We will email you directly to discuss this further.
      We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.
      Thanks.

    1. Hi Graham,

      Thanks for getting in touch.
      It’s great to hear how keen you are to see the GR Yaris for yourself!
      Further locations and dates will be announced soon.
      Keep an eye on our blog and social channels for the latest on this.

      Thanks.

    1. Hi Chris,

      Thanks for your message. Further locations and dates will be announced soon. Keep an eye on our blog and social channels for the latest on this!

      Thanks.

  3. Hi, I have one on order from Jemca Toyota Enfield, but is it possible to book at Hills of Woodford Toyota, Essex for me to to see the car? As Jemca only have to car shown at Edgware and i didn’t want to drive down there to see it?

    Thanks.

    1. Hi Mick,

      Thanks for getting in touch. You can book wherever’s nearest for you to go and see it. Further locations and dates will also be announced soon, so keep an eye on our blog and social channels for the latest.

      Thanks.

  4. Hi, I have a Wife and 2 children as part exchange – all 3 are good runners with full service history, the children are low mileage but the Wife has been round the block a bit (!). Any chance of a good deal?!?!

    In all seriousness, do you know when the car will come to Inchcape Toyota Oxford?

    1. Hi Bryan,

      Thanks for getting in touch. It sounds like you’ve got a very valuable collection!

      At the moment only four dates are confirmed, but there will be more to follow. Keep an eye on our blog and social channels for the latest.

      Thanks.

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