Toyota Yaris GR Sport adds sporty flavour to regular supermini

Racier looks for new Toyota Yaris GR Sport but same efficient hybrid powertrain and will hit the UK in 2022

Toyota already has an extreme warm hatchback in the GR Yaris – and now the business is introducing a milder GR Sport variation of its supermini in a bid to tackle the similarity the Ford Fiesta ST-Line.

As with various other likewise badged variants, the Yaris GR Sport will focus on aesthetics more than any kind of extra performance. It features bespoke 18-inch alloy wheels, including a red accent line, a brand-new front grille with a mesh pattern, a T-shaped rear diffuser as well as the option of a Dynamic Grey paint job including black accents.

Inside, there’s a liberal spilling of GR Sport logo designs on guiding wheel and also headrests, a gun-metal silver surface on the doors and also centre console, and also a new fabric trim on the seats, plus the choice of heated suede seats.

The Yaris GR Sport does get chassis tweaks – with reprofiled front and also rear suspension, extra underfloor supporting as well as a brand-new electric power steering arrangement – however the powertrains remain unchanged.

Clients in some markets will be able to enjoy the more stylish Yaris with a 1.5-litre engine and also an ‘smart guidebook’ transmission (which can auto-blip and also rev-match on downshifts), yet UK automobiles will certainly continue to be hybrid just, with that system’s typical CVT transmission.

Toyota states the Yaris GR Sporting activity will certainly take place sale across Europe in the 2nd quarter of 2022. There’s no word yet on rates but we ‘d anticipate it to be positioned on top of the regular Yaris variety, with a price beginning with around ₤ 23,000.