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Toyota Corolla GR Sport, Trek revealed

Toyota Europe has revealed a pair of new Corolla variants for the Geneva motor show, offering two very different flavours depending on buyer preference...

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Toyota confirms Corolla GRMN, sorta - report
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Toyota confirms Corolla GRMN, sorta - report

Toyota has pretty much confirmed it will produce a proper hot hatch based on the new Corolla, according to a new report out of Europe. Speaking with Dutch publication AutoRai.nl Toyota's deputy chief designer, Toshio Kanei, said a fully-fledged Corolla GRMN is "certainly realistic". "We are already working on that...


Toyota Supra: GT500 racing concept revealed in Tokyo
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Toyota Supra: GT500 racing concept revealed in Tokyo

Toyota has revealed the GR Supra Super GT concept at the Tokyo Auto Salon this week, confirming its entry into its home country's 'Super GT' championship from next year. First previewed last month, the Super GT concept is a little different to the Supra Gazoo Racing concept shown at the 2018 Geneva motor show, which looked more like a GT3 race car...


Toyota GR Supra Super GT concept teased
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Toyota GR Supra Super GT concept teased

Toyota has issued a shadowy teaser image of the racy GR Supra Super GT concept this week ahead of its reveal at the Tokyo Auto Salon on January 11. Not much has been detailed about the vehicle, though the 'Super GT' moniker indicates the concept will likely preview Toyota and Gazoo Racing's upcoming entry into the Japanese Super GT touring car series, currently dominated by motorsport versions of the Nissan GT-R, Honda NSX and Lexus LC...


Toyota Yaris GRMN unboxed by James May - video
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Toyota Yaris GRMN unboxed by James May - video

The internet is full of 'unboxing' videos where YouTubers unpack new iPhones for their millions of subscribers, but what about products that are a little more out of the box – excuse the pun. In this new clip, former Top Gear host James May unboxes a real-life Toyota Yaris GRMN, the performance version of the Japanese manufacturer's run-of-the-mill light hatch...


Toyota Gazoo Racing Australia rally team announced
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Toyota Gazoo Racing Australia rally team announced

Toyota Australia is throwing its considerable weight behind a factory rally operation, set to run two Yaris AP4 cars in the Australian Rally Championship (ARC). The new team will debut at Rally Australia in Coffs Harbour this weekend, with Harry Bates behind the wheel and John McCarthy in the co-driver's hot seat...


Toyota HiLux GR Sport revealed in São Paulo
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Toyota HiLux GR Sport revealed in São Paulo

Toyota has used the São Paulo motor show in Brazil to reveal the HiLux GR Sport, a sport-themed version of its top-selling ute featuring various enhancements from the company's Gazoo Racing performance division. Before you ask, it's not a Ranger Raptor rival. The HiLux GR Sport is more or less a visual and equipment package rather than a standalone performance variant – much like the dark-themed Rogue available locally...


Toyota Corolla hot hatch is 'inevitable' - report
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Toyota Corolla hot hatch is 'inevitable' - report

A heated-up version of the Toyota Corolla is reportedly in the works as the company seeks to increase its desirability. Sources have told Autocar a hot hatch based on the latest Corolla will "inevitably" be launched. Although there's no official confirmation of such a model, adding a hero model to one of the company's most well-known and best-selling models would certainly fulfil Akio Toyoda's mission to make Toyota "fun to drive, again"...


Toyota 86 GR teased
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Toyota 86 GR teased

Toyota Spain has teased the upcoming GT86 by Gazoo Racing, just days after a trademark filing alerted the world to its existence. Captioned with "it's all a matter of passion for speed", there are no details about what upgrades will be made to the existing 86 package...


Toyota Gazoo trademarks hint at tuned 86, Yaris models for Europe
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Toyota Gazoo trademarks hint at tuned 86, Yaris models for Europe

Gazoo Racing, Toyota's racing and tuning arm, has applied for European trademarks for the GT86 GR and Toyota Yaris GR names. The trademark applications found by Autocar suggest Toyota is developing, or at least investigating, warmed-over versions of its affordable sports coupe and small hatch. It's unclear when or if these cars will surface...


Toyota mulling track-focused Supra - report
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Toyota mulling track-focused Supra - report

The reborn Supra hasn't even been officially revealed or launched yet, but Toyota is looking at creating a lightweight track version, a-la Porsche GT3 RS, according to a new report. Speaking with Top Gear, Tetsuya Tada, Toyota Gazoo Racing chief and the boss of the Supra model project, confirmed a more focused version of the new coupe is on the cards, though a final decision hasn't been made yet...


Toyota Yaris GR Sport unveiled for Europe
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Toyota Yaris GR Sport unveiled for Europe

Toyota has revealed the Yaris GR Sport ahead of its official debut at the 2018 Paris Motor Show. Inspired by the Yaris GRMN, the GR Sport keeps the standard European model’s hybrid powertrain, while adding several styling and suspension modifications. The GR Sport will swap the GRMN’s three-door body style for a five-door design, and its six-speed manual for a CVT automatic...


Toyota GR Super Sports Concept headed for production
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Toyota GR Super Sports Concept headed for production

Toyota has used the 24 Hours of Le Mans to announce the GR Super Sports Concept, initially revealed at Tokyo Auto Salon in January, will be put into production – well, sort of. The car will form the base of a racer, set to compete in the just-announced 'hypercar' class of the FIA World Endurance Championship when new regulations take force in 2020...


Toyota: Supra "not just about sales"
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Toyota: Supra "not just about sales"

Toyota Australia says that the upcoming Supra sports car’s role is far more significant than just sales, rather helping further raise brand perception and lead the way for a potential range of sportier variants across the brand’s other models...


Toyota Corolla: ‘Gazoo Racing’ hot hatch on the cards
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Toyota Corolla: ‘Gazoo Racing’ hot hatch on the cards

Featuring a sporty look and improved dynamic capabilities in base form, it appears a more powerful version of the new-generation Toyota Corolla could be on the cards. The Corolla now offers a multi-link rear suspension and a 60 percent more rigid chassis than the car it replaces, thanks largely to the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA), which is also the foundation of the Prius, Camry and C-HR...


Toyota reveals 735kW GR Super Sports hypercar concept
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Toyota reveals 735kW GR Super Sports hypercar concept

If there were ever a car that embodies Toyota boss Akio Toyoda's passion for sports cars, this is surely it. Say hello to the GR Super Sports Concept, a powerhouse hypercar developed by Toyota's motorsport arm Gazoo Racing (hence the 'GR' in its name). Looking every bit the Le Mans 24 Hour entrant, the GR Super Sport is driven by a 2...


Toyota Gazoo teases LMP1-inspired hypercar
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Toyota Gazoo teases LMP1-inspired hypercar

Toyota Gazoo Racing will use the Tokyo Auto Salon to launch the GR Super Sport Concept. The concept has been inspired by the World Endurance Championship efforts of Toyota Gazoo Racing, which suggests a hybrid powertrain and aggressive aerodynamics will both feature...


Toyota on Ranger Raptor: 'Clearly there's a gap' in HiLux range
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Toyota on Ranger Raptor: 'Clearly there's a gap' in HiLux range

Toyota Australia knows it has room at the top of its HiLux line for an even musclier pack than what it offers right now with its latest take on a TRD-badged model. The company is no stranger to performance-tweaked HiLux packages, however, having dabbled in that segment nearly 10 years ago with the supercharged 225kW TRD HiLux 4000S...


Toyota Yaris GRMN successor to be mass-production model
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Toyota Yaris GRMN successor to be mass-production model

Toyota and Gazoo Racing are already planning a successor to the Yaris GRMN hot hatch, which will be a mass-production model and serve as a homologation base for the next WRC rally car. Speaking with the UK's AutoExpress, Shigeki Tomoyama, senior manager for Gazoo Racing, said: "We know our current situation and we believe that we need to change the platform for the rally car to be even more competitive"...


Toyota Yaris GRMN five-door spied
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Toyota Yaris GRMN five-door spied

A five-door version of the Toyota Yaris GRMN hot hatch has been spied during development testing in Europe this week. When it was first revealed at the Geneva motor show in March, Toyota said the production companion to the Yaris WRC car would only be made available in three-door form like the vehicle that debuted at the event, however, these latest images suggest otherwise...