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2021 Toyota GR Yaris tuned by HKS to 349kW with nitrous and widebody kit

Is Toyota's factory-built, rally-bred GR Yaris hot hatch not manic enough for you? Try this for size: a GR Yaris fettled by Japanese tuner HKS, pushing some sports car-slaying performance figures. Under the bonnet, HKS has retained the standard car's 1.6-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine, which in Toyota-tuned factory guise develops a respectable 200kW of power and 370Nm of torque...

Urgent safety recall and “stop-delivery” notice on Toyota Yaris Hybrid

Toyota Australia has issued an urgent bulletin advising dealers to stop deliveries of the Yaris Hybrid and Yaris Cross Hybrid due to a safety concern with the hybrid system that could cause the vehicle to stop suddenly. The hybrid recall affects approximately 1300 vehicles that have either already been delivered to customers or are in showroom stock waiting to be sold...

Toyota Yaris to spawn hybrid Mazda 2 replacement for Europe – report

The replacement for the long-running Mazda 2 city car in Europe could be a rebadged version of the Toyota Yaris, if a new report is to be believed. British publication Autocar, citing an official presentation shown during a recent Mazda earnings call, claims Mazda will offer a rebadged version of the Toyota Yaris Hybrid – likely as a replacement for the Hiroshima-based brand's Mazda 2 city car – in Europe by 2023...

2021 Toyota GR Yaris Rallye price and specs: $56,200 drive-away for the first 200 cars

Toyota Australia has revealed pricing and specification details for its upcoming 2021 Toyota GR Yaris Rallye. As it did with the regular GR Yaris, Toyota Australia will initially offer the Rallye with special introductory pricing of $56,200 drive-away. The special drive-away offer is limited to the first 200 units only...

Toyota Yaris sales drop by 75 per cent after $9500 price rise

Toyota Yaris sales have fallen to a fraction of their former glory, with deliveries down by 75 per cent in a market that fell by only 1.5 per cent last month. The new-generation Toyota Yaris was released two months ago with a sharp price rise that saw Toyota vacate the sub-$20,000 segment for the first time since it officially began selling cars in Australia in 1959...

Toyota says Yaris customers have accepted $9000 price rise, model won’t be axed

Toyota Australia says Yaris customers have come to terms with a $9000 price rise for the brand’s cheapest model – and insists the city hatchback is not at risk of being axed even though the Toyota Yaris Cross SUV is forecast to outsell it. The starting price for the first new Toyota Yaris in almost a decade increased by a staggering $9000 when it went on sale last month and now costs from about $25,500 drive-away...

Toyota GR Yaris hits the brakes after $5000 price rise, and there could be another increase coming

Orders for the 2021 Toyota GR Yaris have slowed dramatically since the price increased by $5000, from $39,950 to $44,950 drive-away. The first 1000 examples of the 2021 Toyota GR Yaris hot hatch sold out within a week of going on sale at an introductory price of $39,950 drive-away.  However, Toyota has sold only sold about 50 examples in the month since the price rose to $44,950 drive-away...

Five reasons the Toyota GR Yaris is the most eagerly awaited sports car of 2020

Here at CarAdvice, we’re all keen to drive Toyota's new performance hero, the GR Yaris. The obvious signs are there: a solid power to weight ratio, all-wheel drive, and unique bodywork. However, there’s more going on under the skin, and at head office in Japan, which are making it worth the wait. 1...

Video: Suspected Toyota GRMN Yaris on the Nurburgring

Days after the first images appeared, a video has now emerged of what is suspected to be the new (even more) hardcore 2021 Toyota GRMN Yaris. Sporting an aero package with a large rear wing – reminiscent of its Yaris World Rally Car cousin – as well as vented front guards and more aggressive front spoiler, the prototype was seen testing alongside the recently-unveiled Toyota GR Yaris...

Toyota GR Yaris prototype hints at hotter-still GRMN version

There’s little question the 2020 Toyota GR Yaris is serious about cementing itself as a dedicated hot-hatch challenger, but does Toyota have even better things up its sleeve? This latest development prototype, spotted testing at the Nurburgring, suggests a flagship GRMN Yaris may be on the way...

Five fun-size hot hatches in Australia now or coming soon

Hot hatches are enjoying a resurgence as our cities become congested and more buyers are treating themselves to a new car in lieu of an overseas holiday. With most international borders closed for the foreseeable future, dealers are reporting unexpected high demand – in particular for top end cars...