Toyota GR Yaris: Rally-bred hot hatch fully unveiled

After a long teaser campaign, Toyota unveiled their latest rally-bred hot hatch - the GR Yaris - which premiered at the 2020 Tokyo Auto Show.The flagship version of the new Yaris was developed by Gazoo Racing and Tommi Mäkinen Racing as a homologation model for Toyota's next rally-car, using their experience from WRC (Toyota has won both the manufacturers’ championship, in 2018 and, with Ott Tänak, the drivers’ championship in 2019). The ...

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Toyota announces the specifications of the GR Yaris

Just a few weeks before its official debut at the 2020 Tokyo Auto Salon this January, Toyota announced the specifications of the GR Yaris (previously codenamed Yaris GR-4).First of all, the model is based on a new platform which combines elements from the GA-B (Yaris) and the GA-C (Corolla) and was developed by Toyota Gazoo Racing with extensive testing in Japan, Finland and at the Nurburgring. Suspension consists of MacPherson struts at the ...

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WRC drivers get behind the wheel of the Toyota Yaris GR-4

After revealing the exhaust sound of the upcoming Yaris GR-4, Toyota returns with another teaser-video of their camouflaged hot hatch being driven by Ott Tanak, Kris Meeke, Jari-Matti Latvala and WRC team principal Tommi Makinen. All of the drivers seem to be very pleased with the driving dynamics of the car, with rally-legend Tommi Makinen describing it as "exciting".As we can see from the short video, the car will definitely be AWD. Unlike the ...

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Hear the exhaust of the Toyota Yaris GR-4 in the latest teaser

A month ago, Toyota Europe announced that new Yaris GR-4 would be unveiled on the 17th of November at Wedding Bells, however, because of the cancellation of this year's Rally Australia, the launch of the Japanese hot hatch has been delayed. Today, Toyota strikes back with a new teaser-video which gives us a little more detail on the hot Yaris.In the short video, we hear Master Driver Morizo from Toyota Gazoo ...

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Toyota teases the Yaris GR-4 hot hatch

Toyota Europe announced the new Yaris GR-4 with an official teaser photo on Twitter, which will be unveiled on the 17th of November 2019 at Wedding Bells during Rally Australia.The picture reveals part of the rear end of the new hot hatch which appears to have tinted tailights, a discreet spoiler and widened rear fenders, reminiscent of a WRC racecar. The GR logo is referring to Gazoo Racing while the ...

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Toyota Corolla BTCC makes track debut

A month before the start of the British Touring Car Championship, Team Toyota GB and Speedworks Motorsport completed the first real-world test of the new Toyota Corolla Sport BTCC at the Oulton Park circuit (UK).The car was driven by Tom Ingram (25), a young but experienced driver who already has two championship titles and nine BTCC victories under his belt.After testing the driver stated: "This was a really positive day ...

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Toyota Starlet GT Turbo VS Renault Clio 16S

In this rivalry, we compare two B-Segment hot hatches from the 90s with similar specifications but very different characters - the Toyota Starlet GT Turbo (P80) and the Renault Clio I 16S. The Japanese pocket rocket had a turbocharged 1.3 liter engine in contrast with the French contestant with a naturally aspirated 1.8 liter unit, however their power and torque figures were almost identical. Both cars were designed for performance, offering ...

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TRD and Modellista parts for Toyota Prius

TRD and Modellista unveiled a series of upgrades for the facelifted Toyota Prius that will debut at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show. Although both companies did their best to make the hybrid look more interesting, the design remains controversial with overly aggressive details that don't really match the character and the performance of the car, even though that kind of visual upgrades are very popular in Japan.As a reminder, the updated ...

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Missed Opportunities: Toyota Corolla E110

We love hot hatches because they combine driving pleasure with every day practicality in an affordable package. Despite the popularity of the hot hatch market, not all companies share our excitement. In the "Missed Opportunities" articles, we are going to talk about hatchbacks that never got the "h0t" version they certainly deserved. What did we get? The 8th generation of the Toyota Corolla launched in 1995 (Japan) with other markets following in 1997 and 1998.The ...

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Toyota Corolla concepts at SEMA

Toyota launched several hot hatch concepts based on the new Corolla at the 2018 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show. Let's admire them one by one, until we wait for the official hot hatch version of the Corolla which is probably coming in the near future.Super Street Automotive media network - Super Street - built this unique Corolla with bright red paint, red neon lighting, lowered suspension, black coloured Volk Racing ...

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