The Toyota GR Yaris Officially Launches In The Philippines
- Jul 22, 2021
GReatness is finally here. Born from the World Rally Championships and Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda’s passion to develop The Toyota Sports Car, the GR Yaris is built from the ground up to surpass standards in building ever-better cars. TOYOTA GAZOO Racing (TGR), Toyota’s performance development arm specializing in motorsports and development of ever-better cars, combined motorsports technology and design to develop the GR Yaris as a pure performance vehicle and a heart-racing daily driver.
Toyota’s most anticipated hot hatch boasts development never seen before in a production vehicle. While regular motorsports cars are built from normal road production vehicles, the GR Yaris was built first as a motorsports vehicle then developed as a road vehicle. It comes in 6-speed manual transmission and is powered by a G16E-GTS 3-cylinder inline DOHC 4-valve roller rocker engine hailed as the “world’s best” inline 3. The unique GR-Four 4-wheel drive system makes the GR Yaris competitive and rally-ready in any condition. The Philippine-spec GR Yaris comes with the High Performance/Circuit Package as standard.
Developed with motorsports at the forefront, the exterior features of the GR Yaris contribute not just to its looks but also to its performance. From the Carbon Fiber Roof to the 18” BBS Forged Alloy Wheels, the GR Yaris is made light and durable while complementing the model’s sleek, sporty appearance. The vehicle’s front to back look is equally as sporty with the 3-tier LED headlamps accentuated by Daytime Running lights, and the LED rear combination lamps matching the strong front profile.
Get right to the exhilarating driving experience with quick ingress features (Smart Entry and Push Start System) and be welcomed by the race-ready feeling of suede and synthetic leather seats. Take perfect control of any drive with multiple drive modes available (Normal, Sport, and Track) and set the mood with a heart-racing playlist through the audio system with Apple Carplay and Android Auto compatibility.
With the rally-ready excitement comes the utmost need for safety. The GR Yaris is equipped with Toyota Safety Sense features (Pre-Collision System, Automatic High Beam, Lane Trace Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control) which aids the driver in identifying and eliminating factors that may cause accidents. A standard for Toyota vehicles, the GR Yaris also comes with 6 SRS airbags, Anti-lock Brake System, Vehicle Stability Control, and Hill-start Assist Control. Its Front and Rear Torsen Limited Slip Differential provides increased traction and improved stability for the vehicle.
The GR Yaris retails at Php2.65M for the 1.6L Turbo MT variant in 3 colors: Super White II, Emotional Red, and Precious Black. It will be available in Toyota’s 16 GR Performance dealers nationwide starting August 14, 2021.
The GReatness doesn’t stop here. Find out more about the GR Yaris by visiting toyota.com.ph/gryarisiscoming. Check out TMP’s official pages – Toyota Motor Philippines and TOYOTA GAZOO Racing PH on Facebook and Instagram, official website, and Twitter for exciting Toyota news and updates.