“Charged” hatchback Toyota Yaris GR: CVT, aspirated and front-wheel drive

“Charged” hatchback Toyota Yaris GR: CVT, aspirated and front-wheel drive


In early January, Toyota introduced the “charged” hatchback Yaris GR, homologation model for participation in the world rally Championship (FIA WRC). Now the company has revealed its “simple” version: it has an engine, a CVT and front-wheel drive.

Externally, Toyota Yaris GR CVT similar to the 272-horsepower four-wheel drive hot hatch. However, technically, it is a completely different car. Instead of a three-cylinder turbo engine G16E-GTS 1.6-liter, GR CVT Yaris equipped with a 1.5-liter “aspirated” with a capacity of 120 horsepower and 145 Nm of torque. A six-speed “mechanics” iMT with the function of matching revs when shifting is replaced by the CVT.


Disappeared and GR all-wheel drive transmission-with FOUR multi-plate clutch in the rear axle, two optional Torsen differential with mechanical lock and three modes. “Simplified” GR Toyota Yaris has a drive only the front wheels.

While GR Yaris CVT – only a concept, and the original GR Yaris is already available for order in versions of RZ “First Edition” and RZ “High-performance First Edition” with different equipment. The first option will cost 3.96 million yen ($36100), the second with 4.56 million yen ($41600).

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