The Yaris hot-hatch will have all-wheel drive, following in the footsteps of rally legends past.
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The Toyota Yaris GR-4 will have all-wheel drive and an aggressive widebody kit, a new video from Toyota has confirmed.

Wrapped in the same camouflage as the Toyota Supra prototypes preceding the long-awaited production car, it appears the Yaris GR-4 will be a successor to the previous-generation Yaris GRMN offered in Europe.

Toyota initially planned to reveal the car at Rally Australia in Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, but the rally was cancelled because of bushfires.

Previously, the GT4 and GT-Four badges have been used on rally-inspired Toyota road cars with all-wheel drive in the past, so it seems likely the GR-4 will be a rally-inspired take on the new Yaris.

Under the skin, the new Yaris (above) rides on a variation of the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) chassis dubbed GA-B.

It's lighter and stiffer than before, and TNGA has proven Toyota knows how to make a car handle, so signs are good for the hot Yaris.