According to official figures, the popularity of the high-performance GR Yaris hatchback is quite high. Toyota Australia has announced that it will no longer accept orders for this vehicle from new customers starting July 1.
The Toyota Yaris, which began selling in the US last year, is different from the Toyota Yaris sold elsewhere. America briefly received the renamed Mazda2 sedan and hatchback, while a completely different model is currently being introduced in overseas markets using a combination of Japanese automaker’s GA-B and GA-C platforms. It also spawned the rally-inspired GR Yaris hot hatch.
Meanwhile, the popularity of GR Yaris is still going through the roof, and there is no supply in one market for the foreseeable future. Toyota Australia has reported that it will no longer accept orders from new customers from July 1st.
The Australians, who placed orders back in April this year, are expected to receive their vehicles only in early 2022. Judging by the rally performance of the car, it is not surprising that it became a real hit.
The GR Yaris, built exclusively in a three-door body, has two engine options: a 1.6-liter turbocharged 257 horsepower and a 1.5-liter base unit. 118 hp
When combined exclusively with a six-speed manual transmission, power is transferred to a permanent all-wheel drive system. Acceleration to 100 km / h takes only 5.5 seconds, and the top speed is electronically limited to 228.48 km / h.
In Australia alone, since it went on sale in November last year, about 1,700 copies of this hatchback have been delivered. This is an extremely impressive figure, representing 40 to 45 percent of Yaris’ total sales. More than 2,200 orders have been placed in Australia since April.
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