2020 Toyota Yaris (International Markets)

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Toyota is really trying to be unexpected as a company...

We can't have more PHEV's, we can't have BEV's, we can't have a GS, it's proving really hard for us to get a AWD ES (even as a eAWD system for the Hybrid version), we can't have a turbo GT86, we can't have a new CT since a 10year old model is just fine according to Lexus....

But we can have a 3 door version Yaris with flared wheel arches and (probably) a turbo engine with AWD???

Even for their lineup it will be strange, this will make the GT86 the slowest sports car for the brand!

PS: Don't get me wrong, I'm looking forward for this reveal, anyway, sorry for my outburst.
 

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  • 1.6l 3 cyl. turbo
  • app. 250 ps (most powerful prod. 3 cyl.)
  • 6mt
  • awd with three split modes f:r distr.: 50:50, 60:40, 30:70
  • optional front and rear lsd
  • 1300 kg
  • cf roof
  • digital turbo boost gauge
 

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  • 1.6l 3 cyl. turbo
  • app. 250 ps (most powerful prod. 3 cyl.)
  • 6mt
  • awd with three split modes f:r distr.: 50:50, 60:40, 30:70
  • optional front and rear lsd
  • 1300 kg
  • cf roof
  • digital turbo boost gauge
My Question is, will we see those efforts in another Toyotas or just the Yaris
in other words WHERE'S THE COROLLA GRMN that they told us about 2 years ago??
 
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I like this car. I just wish there was a armrest for the driver built into the seat.
 

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Toyota Premiers GR Yaris

Chiba, Japan, January 10, 2020―Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) premiered the new GR Yaris―a homologation*1 model born to win the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC)―at the Tokyo Auto Salon*2 today.
Along with aiming to commence sales of the GR Yaris in around summer 2020, Toyota began*3 (from 10:00 a.m. today) accepting online-only*4 pre-orders in Japan for two special editions of the new model―the RZ "First Edition" and the RZ "High-performance First Edition". Pre-orders will be accepted from January 10 to June 30, or for approximately six months.
Special-edition RZ High-performance First Edition pre-order model (with options)

Special-edition RZ "High-performance First Edition" pre-order model (with options)
Learning from competing in the WRC, Toyota developed the GR Yaris together with Tommi Mäkinen Racing*5 from the ground up to be a WRC winner, as an original model of TOYOTA GAZOO Racing's sports car lineup.
TOYOTA GAZOO Racing, which has been conducting activities to "refine people and refine cars" in the pursuit of making ever-better cars, has―from its entrance in the 2017 Rallye Monte-Carlo in Monaco to the present―come to know, through the WRC, various types of roads regularly used by its customers around the world. Thus, the GR Yaris was developed to be a car that responds to driver demand on all types of roads worldwide. Based on the knowledge and know-how accumulated by TOYOTA GAZOO Racing, the birth of the GR Yaris is the result of giving form to what has been learned from the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Racing Team about how to make cars that are competitive in the WRC, as well as the result of reflecting evaluations by non-Toyota professional drivers from the early stages of development. In short, the GR Yaris is meant to be a car that allows anyone to drive as one wishes with peace of mind.
The GR Yaris employs a sports 4WD platform based on the TNGA*6 approach. Taking feedback from real WRC experiences, TOYOTA GAZOO Racing built the GR Yaris from scratch to achieve a high-rigidity body of highly refined balance while also optimizing front and rear suspension geometry. By combining its platform with the "GR-FOUR" sports 4WD system, efforts were made to achieve a high level of dynamic performance. Furthermore, the upper body, in addition to using aluminum for the hood, trunk lid, and door panels, features a carbon fiber-reinforced plastic roof panel formed using the sheet molding compound method, which accommodates a high level of freedom in shape design. The firm three-door-type cabin points to excellent aerodynamic performance, while light weight is still achieved.
Among the GR Yaris' available engine variations, the 1.6-liter in-line three-cylinder direct-injection turbo engine is a newly developed compact and light high-power unit. In addition to the high-speed combustion of a TNGA engine, by increasing engine revolutions through the use of lightweight moving parts, and by optimizing the turbocharger and other elements of the air intake and exhaust system, efforts were made to achieve the world's highest maximum output for a three-cylinder engine*7 of 200 kW (272 PS), as well as to achieve continuous provision of abundant torque over a wide range of engine speeds. Combined with a six-speed iMT (Intelligent Manual Transmission), which makes rhythmical gear changes possible, this engine provides overwhelming acceleration and allows users to experience an increase in engine revolutions that feels good.
Furthermore, the newly developed "GR-FOUR" sports 4WD system, which uses a front and rear variable driving force system enabled by a multi-plate clutch, transfers the power of the new engine to all four wheels with minimal loss. Freedom of driving force distribution between the front and rear wheels has been increased, making possible delicate control that matches road surface conditions. These advancements have resulted in a higher level of stand-out driving stability.
1.6-liter in-line three-cylinder direct-injection turbo engine and the GR-FOUR sports 4WD system

1.6-liter in-line three-cylinder direct-injection turbo engine and the "GR-FOUR" sports 4WD system
Production will be carried out on a dedicated production line at Toyota's Motomachi Plant, which has a long and solid track record of manufacturing sports cars, and plans are for assembly to be carried out by takumi (master craftsperson) team members.
Available only through pre-order, the special-edition RZ "First Edition", based on the GR Yaris' RZ grade, will don customized specifications in the form of its front grille, front side diffusers, rear spoiler, and rear bumper all being in matte black. Additionally, the special-edition RZ "High-performance First Edition", based on the GR Yaris' RZ grade and featuring high-performance equipment*8 with heightened performance limits, will feature the customized specifications of the RZ "First Edition" plus BBS forged aluminum wheels in matte black.
Toyota will accept concrete First Edition purchase inquiries limited to customers who pre-order online. The vehicle price of the special-edition RZ "First Edition" is planned to be 3.96 million yen (including consumption tax), and the vehicle price of the special-edition RZ "High-performance First Edition" is planned to be 4.56 million yen (including consumption tax).
 

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Dimensions: 3,995 x 1,805 x 1,460 mm/2,558 mm WB
Weight: 1280kg
Engine: G16E-GTS Inline-3
Displacement: 1618 cc
Power: 200kW (272PS/268hp) 124kW(166hp)/L
Torque: 370N.m (37.7kgm/273lb.ft)
Drivetrain: 'GR-Four' AWD system with multi-plate clutch center diff+Front/Rear Torsen LSD
Transmission: 6-spd iMT
Suspension: MacPherson strut front/double wishbone rear
Tyres: 225/40ZR18 front/rear
Price: ¥3.96M ($36,200) RZ "First Edition"/¥4.56M ($41,600) RZ "High-performance First Edition"

Look at that HUGE radiator/intercooler assembly, it's ready for rally!

Price is almost identical to the WRX STi.
 
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Akio Toyoda: this is a sports car made purely by Toyota.

It is not a 'hot hatch', but a sports car that happens to share a body shell with a city car. This is even beyond the Group A homologation specials, this is the spiritual successor to Group B!

BTW what happened to Ogier and Evans's Red Bull deal? I don't see Red Bull on their new livery. Is it because Citroen pulled out but the sponsor contract is not expired?
 
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Dream comes true even the price is not very high as I previously thought it will be.

Now try to make the lesson 2 in your book by the long waited Corolla GR
 

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There is more difference in this car and the standard car than there is in a 3 series and an M3.
 

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Agree , it's complete rework
And they said that regarding the Corolla
They said the TNGA can hold more power and there's a high performance GR based on the Corolla hatchback!
 

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It is based on the R5 race car rather than a base Yaris, so it is more like a road-legal rally car (Gr.B) than a road car modified for rally (Gr.A).
That's clear
I think the chassis can be modified little bit width and little bit length with the 2.0 TT and here's true beast
 
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