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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...

2020 Toyota GR Yaris: $44,950 drive-away for the next 100 cars

After the first heavily discounted 1000 units of its 2021 GR Yaris sold out in a matter of days, Toyota has responded by slashing the price of another 100 examples of its new hot hatch for a few lucky buyers. The GR Yaris is officially priced from $49,500 plus on-road costs, but Toyota is offering another 100 units for pre-sale at $44,950 drive-away – a discount of $4550 even before you factor in on-road costs...

2021 Toyota GR Yaris sold out

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...

I called my own bluff, and ordered a GR Yaris

After the announcement of garden-variety Yaris pricing, I was disheartened to say the least. What this said to me was that the upcoming saviour of Japanese sports cars, the GR Yaris, would likely be too rich for my blood. I kept my hopes up, however...

2021 Toyota GR Yaris priced from $39,950 drive-away - UPDATE

UPDATE, September 29: Toyota dealers claim the first 1000 examples of the 2021 Toyota GR Yaris are all gone, the company says there may be a handful left but have declined to say exactly how many. Full story here. UPDATE, September 24: Toyota has confirmed today that of the first 1000 Toyota GR Yaris cars that will be priced from $39,950 drive-away, 560 have been allocated to buyers already – on the first day...

Video: The 2021 Toyota GR Yaris in action

The 2021 Toyota GR Yaris has been previewed in a one-minute video released by Toyota Gazoo Racing in Japan. The short film cuts footage of the Gazoo Racing Yaris World Rally Car together with video of the upcoming GR Yaris road car as the cars race down a dilapidated single-lane mountain road...

2021 Toyota Yaris: First city hatch to earn five-star safety against tougher criteria

The 2021 Toyota Yaris has been awarded a five-star crash safety rating when measured against new, tougher criteria. An Australian-specification right-hand-drive version of the 2021 Toyota Yaris has been tested by European authorities, and validated by the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP)...

Subaru may be developing a baby hot hatch with Toyota DNA

Subaru is rumoured to be entering the 2022 World Rally Championship – marking a return to the top echelon if the sport after an absence of more than a decade –  and it could be with a new hot hatch based on a Toyota...

2021 Toyota Yaris: What else could you buy for the same money?

Toyota rather rudely shocked Australian new-car buyers with the announcement of its better-equipped but markedly more expensive new Yaris. While Toyota’s pre-launch information hinted at a sizeable step up in technology and safety equipment, few expected the price rise it would take to cover the cost of those inclusions...