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    Thread: Toyota GR Yaris Teaser: Turbo AWD pocket rocket

    1. 12-04-2019 07:05 PM #1




      Toyota isn't yet confirming anything about the Yaris GR-4's powertrain, but what the company is showing looks very exciting. In the teaser video, the engine has a deep burble and seems to do an all-wheel-drive launch. A report from Japan suggests the hot hatch packs a turbocharged three-cylinder powerplant. However, there are also allegedly competition versions with a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder for the WRC R5 class and All Japan Rally Championship.
      https://www.motor1.com/news/386025/t...-teaser-video/

      Available to import to North America in 15-25 years.

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      12-05-2019 06:23 AM #2
      It's a tragedy this isn't coming to the US.

    4. 12-05-2019 10:36 AM #3
      Is there going to be a street legal version of this car, because that would be awesome.

    5. 12-05-2019 11:04 AM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by Rob View Post
      Is there going to be a street legal version of this car, because that would be awesome.
      I think this is a street-legal vehicle, but only for Japan, Europe etc..

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      12-05-2019 12:13 PM #5
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      12-05-2019 01:57 PM #6
      Hopefully they don't drag this out like the GR Supra.

      Seems like it could be a really neat car.
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      12-05-2019 04:14 PM #7
      Bring it to me. Now.
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      12-05-2019 04:24 PM #8
      Of course now that we won't get the real Yaris, they introduce one with an independent rear suspension

      Quote Originally Posted by adrew View Post
      The hybrid has a double-wishbone rear end instead of adding it to the twist-beam — dang! So, eventually you know there is going to be a hotter version with the IRS that we will want.
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      Improving the signal-to-noise ratio

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      12-05-2019 04:35 PM #9
      It's smaller than I'd want today, but you know, I think I'd take it anyway. That beastie looks FUN!
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    11. 12-14-2019 11:13 AM #10
      A proper 3 door hatch is rare these days.

      I agree it is a tragedy that we won't see it in the US.

      I think it looks great!




      https://www.whichcar.com.au/news/exc...oyota-gr-yaris

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    12. 12-20-2019 03:27 AM #11
      YUP this thing is bonkers and they are actually selling it!:

      World's lightest and most powerful 1.6L engine with over 247hp 258lbft
      Carbon fiber/aluminum body
      permanent 4wd system

      https://www.evo.co.uk/toyota/yaris/2...rototype-drive




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      12-20-2019 07:19 AM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by fueledbymetal View Post
      It's a tragedy this isn't coming to the US.
      People in the US "DoNt BUy mAnUaL cArS!!1!!eleventy"

      Well yeah, taking away all the interesting stuff and leaving us with base engine Jettas and Kia rios aren't going to make miracles with sales
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      12-20-2019 07:24 AM #13
      The GR already exists in the UK no?
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      12-20-2019 08:28 AM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by 88c900t View Post
      People in the US "DoNt BUy mAnUaL cArS!!1!!eleventy"

      Well yeah, taking away all the interesting stuff and leaving us with base engine Jettas and Kia rios aren't going to make miracles with sales
      I remember years back I was looking for a AWD Volvo V70. People from Volvo corporate said V70s don't sell but th AWD was the rage and they didn't offer AWD but used it to justify that it didn't sell well. Well, no duh if they only provide the trim that people don't want.

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      12-20-2019 08:42 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by johnny_p View Post

      Seems like it could be a rally neat car.
      Fixed.

      This thing is awesome.
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      12-20-2019 10:48 AM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by 88c900t View Post
      People in the US "DoNt BUy mAnUaL cArS!!1!!eleventy"

      Well yeah, taking away all the interesting stuff and leaving us with base engine Jettas and Kia rios aren't going to make miracles with sales
      I think most of the manual cars left are pretty interesting. Hot hatches, pony cars, Porsches....... could be worse but I agree that the dearth of fun manual sedans is sad.

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      12-20-2019 10:56 AM #17
      This thing is nuts, I love it.

      Toyota GR Yaris hot hatch prototype early review

      ► We drive prototype of Toyota GR Yaris, on sale 2021
      ► Over 260bhp, 360lb ft from 1.6-litre turbo triple
      ► All-wheel drive and six-speed manual gearbox

      Ahead of its official unveiling in Tokyo in January 2020, we have driven a prototype version of Toyota’s new hot hatch, the GR Yaris.

      It’s an all-wheel-drive three-door, powered by a 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol triple. Power outputs are said to be around 260bhp and more than 260lb ft; Toyota claims it’s the most compact and most powerful 1.6 ever made. The gearbox is a six-speed manual.

      There are no direct competitors, but its combination of light weight and high power means it will be competitive with some larger hot hatches. Expect it to be priced closer to the Honda Civic Type R than the Ford Fiesta ST, both of which are front-wheel drive, when it goes on sale towards the end of 2020. It will be a full production model, not a limited edition.

      What makes a Toyota GR Yaris?
      It’s an entirely new car, developed over three years and sharing very few components with the recently unveiled regular 2020 Yaris. It has several roles: sexing up Toyota’s largely frumpy image; re-energising Toyota’s engineers; and homologating the 2021 Yaris WRC car. Although the GR and the WRC car will be largely different under the skin, they will share the same general look, shape and size. Hence the three-door body and sloping roofline – 95mm lower at the rear – which gives the WRC aero team more scope to create an effective rear wing. ... https://www.carmagazine.co.uk/car-re...yota/gr-yaris/



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      12-20-2019 11:07 AM #18
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      12-20-2019 11:27 AM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by 88c900t View Post
      People in the US "DoNt BUy mAnUaL cArS!!1!!eleventy"

      Well yeah, taking away all the interesting stuff and leaving us with base engine Jettas and Kia rios aren't going to make miracles with sales
      I mean, you can get the full 2.0T (GLI) Jetta with a manual still, not just the basic 1.4T or 1.8T. Though the DSG is faster, better/easier resale, ect. I blame the culture more than anything. Audi stopped offering manuals a while ago, BMW only offers them on a few (as apposed to an X3 on the E46 platform coming with a 6 speed in 2004)
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    21. 12-23-2019 10:15 AM #20
      I am absolutely smitten by this thing.

      HOT HATCH HEAVEN!

      Some nice raw footage:



      at 3:16 shows reservoir for i/c spray next to rearmount battery

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      12-23-2019 10:22 AM #21
      And never to be seen here.

      What a bummer.

    23. 12-23-2019 11:40 AM #22
      Another viddie by the same guy as above, posted Dec. 19th and already at 102,903 views.

      Looks really fun on the gravel too!





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      12-23-2019 12:11 PM #23
      I love this thing!

      If they did bring it here what would it cost? $45k?

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      12-23-2019 12:40 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by CostcoPizza View Post
      And never to be seen here.

      What a bummer.
      I can't remember Toyota ever offering America a souped up entry level vehicle. Before the Yaris, the Starlet just stayed econo without going for high performance.

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      12-23-2019 12:45 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by PoorHouse View Post
      I love this thing!

      If they did bring it here what would it cost? $45k?
      That's notably more than the Golf R or the Civic Type-R, but similar to the top optioned cost of the Focus RS. Vaguely comparable could be the WRX STi or something. I think it's possible Toyota could do this for $40k ballpark depending on equipment level. Like in theory it should be cheaper than the Golf R, but it's Toyota, so all bets are off in terms of what it would really cost. Something around $40k though probably.

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