New Toyota Yaris GR: the most powerful three-cylinder engine and all-wheel drive

New Toyota Yaris GR: the most powerful three-cylinder engine and all-wheel drive

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The Japanese company started to accept orders for “charged” hatchback, which will be released in limited edition. The price is already known.

Toyota introduced the “normal” Yaris new fourth generation in the autumn of 2019, the start of sales in Japan is scheduled for February 2020. The basis of this car the platform lay GA-B, created in a modular architecture, TNGA. Now the brand has unveiled the new “hot” three-door hatch with the addition of GR to the name (short for Gazoo Racing is the sports division of the company).

Note, the Prime Minister GR Yaris already had once to endure: it was planned that the car will present on November 17 in the course of the rally of Australia. But the event was cancelled due to massive forest fires in the country. Now “charged” model introduced in the framework of the motor show in Tokyo.

The car will be released in two special versions – First Edition and High-performance First Edition. They have a different design front compared to the standard Yaris: another grille, bumpers and air intake, extended wheel arches, otherwise made “fog”. Front side diffusers, rear spoiler and lower rear bumper have a matte black color. In addition, “high-performance” version of “the tone” has been chosen for it and forged rims.

To reduce the weight of the car, the developers have made the hood, rear door and door panel made of aluminium, and the roof – from carbon fiber. In the end, without driver GR Yaris weighs 1280 kg Length of “charged” hatchback is equal to 3995 mm, distance between axles – 2 558 mm.

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Toyota Yaris GR has received all-wheel drive system GR-Four. In normal driving mode the torque is distributed in the ratio of 60:40, in sport mode to 30:70 in the Track – 50:50. Toyota equipped their “hot” three-door three-cylinder inline turbo engine G16E-GTS with direct fuel injection. Its volume is 1.6 liters, the returns – 272 HP and a maximum torque of 370 Nm. In a couple of this engine offers a six-speed manual transmission. The maximum speed of the hatch is limited by electronics on a mark of 230 km/h acceleration from standstill to “hundreds” the car needs less than 5.5 seconds.

The company will release the new Yaris GR limited edition, the acceptance of online applications started today, January 10, and runs until June 30. The production of machines will establish on a special production line of Toyota Motomachi plant (located in Japan). The price of car in version of the First Edition starts with a mark of 3.96 million yen ($36 100), and High-performance – 4,56 million yen ($41 600).

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Toyota Yaris, despite a slight decline, is the best-selling car brand in Europe: January-November 2019 here were sold 196 912 vehicles (less by 2.9% than a year earlier). Their share accounted for almost 30% of the total amount of purchased Toyotas. However, the company does not plan to stop there and think about the release of a new compact crossover on the same “cart”, which is the basis of the Yaris. The name of the future novelty has not yet been disclosed. It is expected that it will hit the market in the first quarter of 2021, and “filling” it will be a hybrid.

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