It might not be gone in sixty seconds, but the 2021 Toyota GR Yaris has sold out and the website for pre-orders has temporarily been shut down.
The first shipment of 1000 Toyota GR Yaris hot hatches has been allocated to customers and dealers across Australia after an overwhelming and unexpected response.
Toyota Australia had initially forecast it could take up to 18 months to clear the first 1000 vehicles, and said it would review pricing once the first 1000 were sold.
While online ordering has been paused, some dealers are still accepting deposits in the hope the discount offer will continue, or if some cars become available after early customers cancel orders.
It is unclear whether Toyota will continue with the $39,950 drive-away offer – which amounts to a discount of approximately $14,000 when compared to the full recommended retail price.
Dealers contacted by CarAdvice say they are unsure if any more orders taken from today will be at the discounted $39,990 driveway price or full retail, which is $49,500 plus on-road costs.
A number of dealers said the last of the the first 1000 cars were sold by last night – around six days since order books first opened.
However, a statement issued by Toyota Australia after this story was published said: "Due to extraordinary demand, we have temporarily paused online sales of the all-new GR Yaris. Our dealers are continuing to take orders up to the 1000 vehicles. We will communicate updates on the value beyond the initial 1000 vehicles in due course."
Toyota Australia declined to say how many vehicles in the first 1000 remain, but dealers are adamant the first batch has sold out.
Toyota Australia advised that the first 560 Toyota GR Yaris performance hatchbacks had been allocated by the end of September 24.
Although Toyota Australia is yet to confirm the current status of the $39,990 drive-away offer, numerous dealers have told CarAdvice “the first thousand are all gone, we’re not sure what happens next”.
The Toyota GR Yaris is the world’s most powerful three-cylinder production car. Although it is a small ‘city car’, its recommended retail price positions it alongside such rivals as the Volkswagen Golf R and Subaru WRX STI.