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2018 Toyota Yaris GRMN is limited to only 400 units for Europe, including 100 for the UK

The Europe-bound WRC hatch developed by Toyota and Gazoo Racing team will be limited to just 400 examples as reported by AutoCar this week. Otherwise known as Gazoo Racing Masters of Nurburgring, the GRMN variant of the 2018 Toyota Yaris will likewise arrive in the UK with not more than 100 units to be sold. It also seems that the Japanese brand has no plans of introducing the sports hatch in the US but is said to be eyeing the new Volkswagen Polo GTI and Ford Fiesta ST as the Yaris’ closest competitors.

Fresh from its debut earlier this year in Switzerland, the hatch boasts a powerful 205hp (153kW) 1.8 liter supercharged engine. The car should be capable of 6.3 second acceleration from zero to 100km/h based on the prototype review conducted by TopGear.

Aside from the uprated power, this new Yaris with racing DNA comes with the new 17” BBS multi spoke wheels, a new set Bridgestone high performance tyres and a larger diameter front anti roll bar with additional bracing between the front and rear suspension.

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2018 Toyota Yaris to arrive in the US this summer at starting price of $16,520

Just days after unveiling the refreshed 2018 Toyota Yaris hatchback to the North American public at the 2017 New York Auto Show, the Japanese company is now disclosing how much an interested buyer should shell out to purchase a unit in the United States. It will be available in the US starting summer in three trim levels – L, LE and SE.

For customers having the tightest budget but still want to drive Toyota’s hatchback, they could opt for the three-door Yaris in L trim and manual gearbox. This version of the Yaris has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $15,635, which is around $385 more than the tag of its predecessor ($15,250). When the destination charge of $885 is factored in, the base version of the Yaris carries a price of $16,520 in the US. The same Yaris with the automatic transmission has an MSRP of $16,385 -- also reflecting a $385 increase over its previous equivalent ($16,000). Price with the destination charge is $17,720.

Meanwhile, a Yaris of the same L trim but with five doors and an automatic gearbox has an MSRP of $16,760 (plus $385 over its $16,375 predecessor), or $17,645 with the destination charge.

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Toyota unveils upgraded 2018 Yaris at 2017 New York Auto Show

A number of customers generally want to drive a simple car, preferably something that is affordable. This is why a lot of drivers want to have the Toyota Yaris. For the 2017 New York Auto Show, the brand revealed that it will be unveiling the 2018 Yaris which has some features on its exterior enhanced.

The biggest change is the front section where the small parts in the grille that connect the headlamps are no longer used. Instead there is now the body color trim that has been placed on the lower portion of the black grille. Further by having a pointed nose and the sweeping assemblies of the headlamp, the Yaris gets a profile that is more aggressive.

The rear section has been enhanced as well and while it has a better look compared to the previous version, it may not be that impressive for some. Both the hatch and the fascia in this section mirror the open-mouth style seen in the front. Having a new style as well are the tail lights which match the layout of this section. While the brand said that the redesign was aimed at giving this model a more athletic look, some customers may not immediately see this.

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Toyota’s new Yaris GRMN performance hatch to be powered by a supercharged 1.8-liter mill

As it turned out, we’ll be seeing Toyota’s new super supermini at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show in March. It’s time we all get to meet the new Toyota Yaris GRMN – a superhot hatch that is twice as powerful as a typical Toyota Yaris.

As early as December 2016, Toyota has released a sketch image teasing a hot Yaris supermini that builds on the carmaker’s experience and expertise gained from its World Rally Championship stint. Considering that Toyota announced in November that a number of performance versions of its vehicles would bear the name of its factory race team – Gazoo Racing – this hot Toyota Yaris would carry the team’s moniker or something similar. It was then thought that the performance version of the Toyota Yaris would be powered by a 1.6-liter, four-cylinder, turbocharged engine similar to the powerplant found in the 380-hp Yaris WRC.

Seeing as how the WRC version of the Toyota Yaris made its debut at the Monte Carlo Rally – in which Toyota Gazoo driver Jari-Matti Latvala finished second overall – it was widely expected that the carmaker would unveil the performance variant of the supermini at the Geneva Motor Show in March. Toyota had also said that the Gazoo version of the Toyota Yaris would be powered by an engine that develops more than 210 hp.

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Yes, Toyota hasn’t joined the WRC since the first generation of iPod was released. For the first time in many years, Toyota comes back and has won its first race in this year’s World Rally Championship. Jari-Matti Latvala of Finland took the lead in the driver’s championship at the Rally Sweden against Ott Tanak and Sebastien Ogier on weekend.

Latvala takes the lead in the championship score boards after finishing with the fastest time on 6 stages. Driving behind the wheels of his Toyota Yaris, Latvala only had a 3.8 second advantage over Tanak who was behind the wheels of the Ford Fiesta WRC. Ogier also went with his new Fiesta and had placed third in the final ranking.

Shortly after the race, an obviously thrilled Latvala was left with no words to express his excitement. Nevertheless, he thanked the whole team and said that he’s looking forward to going to Mexico. At the same time, the WRC driver also felt sorry for Hyundai’s Thierry Neuville and said that he had been in the same situation before.

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Toyota has recently updated the new Yaris for its European market. The facelifted Toyota hatchback will be introduced as a 2017-year model and is based on the brand’s existing 3rd generation Yaris. Among the new updates are the improved safety features, cooler exterior/interior design and dynamic performance enhancements with up to nine hundred pieces of brand new parts put altogether.

To move along with the transformation, Toyota has added a set of new grade specifications for the new Yaris models. The entry level gets the basic specs of the hatchback while the mid-level variant gets the 4.2-inch infotainment system among its standard features.

Other than the two basic model specifications, the Japanese automaker has also created a Mid+ variant for the younger generation. The Mid+ Toyota Yaris models will have a Bi-tone finish which is basically a choice between black and chrome trim finishes with matching interior trims, side sills and 15-inch alloy wheels.

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Here is good news for those planning to purchase a new Toyota Yaris in Europe – a new powerplant is on the way. This new engine will be more powerful – with more output and more torque – than the powerplant that it is replacing.

Soon to be gone from the Toyota Yaris will be the current 1.33-liter 16-valve DOHC Dual VVT-i engine that slots above the 1.0-liter entry-level powerplant. With a displacement of 1,329 cc, this engine is able to deliver up to 99 hp of output and up to 125 Nm of torque available at 4,000 rpm. When paired to a six-speed manual transmission, the 1.33-liter Dual VVT-i petrol engine consumes just 4.9 liters of fuel per 100 km (combined). When mated to a continuously variable transmission (CVT), this 1.33-liter engine eats up 5.1 liters of fuel per 100 km (combined). In combined driving, this powerplant only emits 114 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer, both when paired to either the manual gearbox or the CVT.

In terms of performance, the 1.33-liter Dual VVT-i engine allows the Toyota Yaris subcompact car to accelerate from zero to 100 kilometers per hour (62 mph) in around 11.7 seconds for the manual version and 12.6 seconds for the CVT version of the subcompact.

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For the 2014 SEMA Show, Toyota’s Yaris got even more sexy thanks to DUB Magazine. As you can see from the photos, the small hatchback received custom widebody fender flares designed by DUB and built by 3D Conceptz. Still, this isn’t all as the vehicle also features matte pearl white and gloss black paint, smoked taillights and new tinted windows.

The vehicle was also lowered, received StopTech rotors and a new TRD Big Brake kit. The exterior design is completed by the 20-inch Dropstarts DS643 gloss black concave wheels wrapped in Nitto Invo rires.

Inside, we find Sparco racing seats, carbon fiber accents, a black ultra-suede headliner, red accents and a custom pearl white roll bar.

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2015 Toyota Yaris subcompact will have a starting price of $15,670, including shipping, when it goes on sale in early August. The base Yaris will have a price that is $415 higher the 2014 standard model. 2015 Yaris is being offered in standard, premium and sport trim. It will come with a navigation system as a dealer-installed option.

Coming as standard will be Yaris Entune audio, which includes a 6-inch touch screen, iPod connectivity, hands-free phone capability and voice recognition. Power comes from a 106-hp, 1.5-liter, 16-valve four-cylinder engine featuring variable valve timing intelligence.

The engine could be paired with either a five-speed manual transmission or a four-speed automatic gearbox. While the subcompact car segment has been particularly strong in the US, the Yaris dropped 29 percent to 8,532 vehicles in the first six months of 2014.

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The 2015 Toyota Yaris has just received a facelift and the Japanese carmaker unveiled today the first photo with the updated model. Set to go on sale this summer, the 2015 Yaris comes with a new front-end design inspired by the smaller Aygo. As you can see, the front end features a big trapezoidal grille that creates an “X” shape together with the upper grille, redesigned headlights fitted with LED daytime running lights, but also a new front hood that shows an aggressive design.

The new upgrade also brings new wheel designs and a revised rear end that includes new taillights and a new air diffuser integrated into the rear bumper. The high quality interior brings the Toyota Link multimedia information system. Toyota also promises more colors for the interior as well as new equipment.

Under the hood, we expect to see the same engine lineup found on the current models, which means we will see the 1.0- and 1.33-liter petrol engines, the 1.4-liter diesel and hybrid powertrains.

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The complete set of details about Toyota’s Yaris Hybrid-R Concept set to be unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show has been released. The Hybrid-R concept is based on the three-door Yaris and features a four-cylinder 1.6-liter turbocharged engine with an output of 300 bhp (224 kW) and 420 Nm (310 lb-ft) from its front wheels.

Driving each rear wheel is a 60 bhp (45 kW) electric motor. When combined, the two electric motors have a maximum output of 120 bhp (89 Nm) available for up to five seconds when Track mode is turned on. The concept has a maximum output of 420 bhp (313 kW) during this five-second gap. In addition, there’s a third 60 bhp electric motor positioned between the conventional power unit and the six-speed sequential gearbox.

During deceleration, it works by feeding the super capacitor. It also works during acceleration to power the two rear electric motors, but only when the power and torque of the engine surpass the grip potential of the front wheels. This means that the generator functions as a traction control system redirecting torque as electric energy to the rear axle.

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At last, Toyota released today the first photos with its all-new Yaris Hybrid-R Concept that will be unveiled next week at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA). For those who don’t know, the new Yaris Hybrid-R Concept is powered by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder petrol engine developing 300 hp and 420 Nm (310 lb-ft) of torque.

The power of the petrol engine is delivered to the front wheels. Each rear wheel is powered by an electric motor and deliver 120 hp. There is also a third electric motor located between the conventional power unit and the six-speed sequential gearbox. The two electric motors work as electric generators during the braking phase, and supplement the petrol engine during the accelerating phases.

Just like in the TS030 Hybrid, the energy recovered during the braking phase is stored in a super capacitor. In the Toyota Yaris Hybrid-R it is located under the rear seat, where the Yaris Hybrid battery is usually positioned.

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Toyota revealed new details and specs of the Yaris Hybrid-R Concept that will be unveiled in September at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA). What we do know now is that the new concept car is combines the power of a 1.6-liter petrol Global Race Engine with two electric motors, in order to provide an ‘intelligent’ electric four-wheel drive capability.

The 4-cylinder 1.6-liter turbo engine delivers 300 hp to the front wheels, while at the rear, each wheel is individually powered by a 60 hp electric motors. As a result, the total output delivered by the Yaris Hybrid-R Concept is 420 hp. Just like the TS030 Hybrid race car, the two electric motors act as electric generators during braking phase and can supplement the petrol engine during accelerating.

Energy is stored in a super capacitor that has a higher power density and a fast power charge/discharge speed, when comparing it with a standard NiMh hybrid battery. The super capacitor releases the energy that is recovered under braking for a maximum duration of 10 seconds per charge and the total power of the two electric motors is reduced to 40 hp. Still, in track mode the rear electric motors reach a combined power of 120 hp for up to 5 seconds per charge.

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Toyota Motor Corp. has commenced exporting its Yaris compact cars to customers from France to North America. According to the Japanese carmaker, it planned to export around 25,000 petrol versions of the Yaris from its Onnaing site in France to the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico every year.

Toyota Motor Europe chief executive Didier Leroy said in a statement that there are many reasons to preserve production of compact cars in France, adding that all partners has to work together to maintain the competitive advantage of Toyota Motor Manufacturing France.

The Yaris accounted for almost 22 percent of Toyota's total sales in Europe last year at 182,841 vehicles. The Japanese carmaker said the production of the North America-bound Yaris started on May 6, 2013 in France.

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Toyota Motor Corp. is making a major design overhaul of its Vios and Yaris models to fit it in for the Chinese market as part of its move to enter the no-frills entry-level segment of the world's largest vehicle market, Hiroji Onishi, head of Toyota's China operations, disclosed during the Shanghai auto show. Onishi remarked that while versions of the Vios and Yaris have performed well in the United States, Europe and Japan, the models have yet to log sufficient progress in China.

Onishi said that Toyota tried to provide the Vios and Yaris models a proper "daqi" stance -- a local phrase used for a car's road presence -- and improved fuel efficiency.

The overhaul of the Vios and Yaris is considered vital in Toyota's counterstrategy in China, where its sales suffered a lot in 2012 after Chinese consumers boycotted Japanese products due to a territorial row between Beijing and Tokyo over some islands in the East China Sea.

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Toyota will be revising its Yaris UK grade line up, intending to continue the strong success of the vehicle since its launch in late 2011. According to Toyota, the 2013 Yaris Trend, which was unveiled at the Paris motor show in September 2012, is set to replace the outgoing 2012 Trend grade. The 2013 Yaris Trend features exterior styling elements and dedicated interior finishes, textures and colors aimed at attracting younger car buyers who have an eye for fashion.

The 2013 Yaris Trend carries a style that enhances the most dynamic elements of the Yaris range. The vehicle’s distinctive character is fortified by highlighting the horizontal lines and boosting the link between the interior and exterior design.

The 2013 Yaris Trend will be available as a 5-door only, powered by a 1.33-litre petrol engine paired with either a 6-speed manual or Multidrive S automatic transmission.

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The 2013 Toyota Yaris subcompact hatchback will be more expensive than the outgoing model, according to the automaker. The 2013 Toyota Yaris will have a pricing range of $15,130 (base model) to $18,040 (top trim model). Toyota will add $255 to the base 2013 Yaris L two- and four-door hatchbacks to $15,130 and $16,155, respectively.

The four-door Yaris LE offers the four-speed automatic transmission as standard. Customers will have to pay $725 if they want ‘the five-speed manual for the automatic on the two-door Yaris L. Upgrading to the Yaris LE means that prices will be increased by $330 to $16,715 and $17,190, respectively. The 2013 Yaris SE is offered just in a four-door hatchback version.

It will cost just $80 higher, which means that the five-speed manual priced at $17,240 while the four-speed automatic costs $18,040. The 2013 Toyota Yaris is more expensive but it comes with an impressive set of additional features. Yaris L models currently offer the Tech Audio package, which was included as standard equipment.

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Toyota will unveil the Yaris Trend supermini for model year 2013 at the upcoming Paris Motor Show, slated on September 29 to October 14, 2012 at Paris expo. The 2013 Yaris Trend supermini features exterior styling essentials and dedicated interior finishes, textures and colours that are designed to attract younger customers who have an eye for fashion and design.

Although the 2013 Yaris Trend may be the most compact car in its segment, Toyota’s design allowed the vehicle to still retain a class-leading interior space. The vehicle also boasts of having the tightest turning circle at 4.7 metres, allowing it to easily maneuver through tight city streets and parking spaces.

During its launch last year, Yaris had the distinction of being the first car in the supermini segment that provides an advanced yet affordable multimedia system like the Toyota Touch and with satellite navigation, Toyota Touch & Go. Some of the styling elements that make the 2013 Yaris Trend unique include chrome features in the fog light surrounds and headlamps. White versions of the 2013 Yaris Trend feature matching white covers in the headlamp units.

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At the ninth round of the WRC, expect to witness the debut of the Yaris R1A racer production model from Toyota’s new TMG performance division. In rally racing terms, the Yaris is a “Zero Car,” which means that it functions like a “pace car” in track racking. But after it debuts, Toyota will offer Yaris rally cars for sale to private teams that want to compete in the new R1A entry level series to the WRC.

This is equivalent to the B-Spec series in SCCA. This vehicle’s price tag says €22,500 (around $27,500). This means that it’s a budget offering for the class that only permits vehicles with engines 1.4-liters or smaller and minimal revisions. The kit for the Yaris features upgrades such as a racing exhaust system with a racing catalytic converter.

It also includes a shorter final drive gear ratios and a racing suspension with adjustable springs. Its safety features include a bolt-in roll cage, sump guard, and guards for the fuel tank and lines. It has fire extinguishers, rally seats, harnesses and power cut-off switch – which are all mandatory for racing. It is powered by a 1.3-liter engine and some heavy-duty rally parts so it’s not likely to be beating the Yaris Spec-B track racing car that’s currently available.

Read the entire article Toyota marks its WRC return with the Yaris R1A

Starting May 2013, production of the Toyota Yaris that’s intended for North America will be moved from Japan to France. This would be the first time that Toyota will be exporting cars from Europe to North America. Analysts think that this move is meant to lessen the impact of a strong yen and rising energy expenses on its earnings.

The other Japanese-based automakers have moved their export production from Japan to other countries too. While the debt crisis in Europe is worsening, the yen had fallen below 78 against the dollar at the start of June. But since then, the yen has been weakened to above 80 yen to the dollar at the end of last week after Greece put into office a government that’s pro-bailout.

Even before Toyota made this announcement, the other Japanese companies like Honda Motor Co., Nissan Motor Co. and Mazda Motor Corp. have already announced plans to build new factories in Mexico to serve North America and cut loss-making exports from Japan, says Autonews.

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