WORLD DEBUT OF THE NEW TOYOTA YARIS GR SPORT WITH GAZOO RACING-INSPIRED PERFORMANCE | Shelbourne Motors

WORLD DEBUT OF THE NEW TOYOTA YARIS GR SPORT WITH GAZOO RACING-INSPIRED PERFORMANCE

Inspired by the exclusive Yaris GRMN performance hatchback, the new Yaris GR Sport is set to bring more sports driving pleasure to Toyota’s supermini range.

The new Toyota Yaris GR Sport takes the Gazoo Racing sporting influence to the heart of the Yaris range, delivering genuine fun-to-drive performance and sports styling. The GRMN-inspired modifications are focused on the suspension, giving the car engaging handling and responsiveness. The car looks great, with a sporty stance and ground clearance reduced by 11mm compared to the standard Yaris, and with the gap between wheel and body brought down by 18mm.

The black 17-inch cast alloy wheels are exclusive to the GR Sport, but are fitted with the same Bridgestone Potenza RE50 205/45R17 tyres as the GRMN model. Care has been taken to limit the increase in vehicle mass to less than 5kg by restricting the model’s feature options.

The GR Sport is exclusively a five-door and will be available with Yaris’s standard 1.5-litre hybrid electric powertrain.

In the cabin you'll find GR-branded sports front seats, upholstered in black Ultrasuede with contrast white stitching and white inserts. When the driver presses the start button, the multi-information TFT display comes to life with the GR logo, setting the tone for a rewarding drive in store. To help make the most of the car’s handling potential, the GR Sport is equipped with the same small-diameter three-spoke steering wheel as the GT86 coupe.

The sporting feel of the interior is enhanced by a black headlining and satin chrome trim for the gear shift lever and the air vent and door-mounted audio speaker surrounds. As a finishing touch, black GR-branded carpet mats with silver edging are fitted.