2020 Toyota GR Yaris in the spotlight

What is the Toyota GR Yaris?

Introducing the new Toyota GR Yaris! You’ve probably heard of the Toyota Yaris, but what is the GR Yaris? This sporty hot-hatch variant is a version of the Yaris subcompact, only this all-wheel-drive, limited-production model has a 268-hp, 1.6-liter inline three-cylinder engine paired with a six-speed manual transmission under the hood.  



Torsen limited-slip differentials in the GR’s front and ear and a n electronically controlled center differential are also available. This setup and the GR’s lightweight body with an aluminum trunk, hood and door panels and carbo fiber roof panel help keep the GR Yaris fast and lightweight.  

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The new 2021 Toyota GR Yaris is only available as a two-door hatchback and boasts a dynamic, athletic design with a large front grille opening, flared fenders and 18-inch wheels with red brake calipers.  

What does Toyota GR mean? 

GR or Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT is a World Rally Championship team and Toyota’s official factory team. The 2021 Toyota GR Yaris looks like the Yaris rally car that participates in the FIA World Rally Championship only without all the racing details. The GR Yaris is more of a street-ready model, but with design cues that harken back to the rally car.  

Cabin of the 2020 Toyota GR Yaris

What is the price of the 2021 Toyota GR Yaris? 

The new RZ First Edition model is expected to start at $36,000. The RZ High-Performance Edition will start at $42,000.  

Will the 2021 Toyota GR Yaris come to the U.S.? 

It’s possible! The GR model is built on a subcompact version of the Yaris, which is a body style that is not available in the U.S. Right now, Toyota is taking pre-orders for the GR Yaris for Japanese customers.  

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Do you prefer the Toyota Yaris or the GR Yaris? Or perhaps you wish Toyota would bring a subcompact version of the Yaris to the U.S.? Let us know in the comments below. From all of us at Alamo Toyota, thank you for reading!