The new Toyota GR Yaris has a price. That price is £29,995 (approx. RM164,845). A lot for a Yaris, but potentially a bargain for what you’re getting.
Because what you’re getting borders on a homage to the mighty homologation specials of old. This is a four-wheel drive hot hatch with swollen wheel arches and a carbon roof, for about as much as you’ll pay for something like a Hyundai i30N or Megane RS with regular front-drive and similar bodywork to stock.
Pay another £3,500 (approx. RM19,235) and your 257bhp GR Yaris will gain the Circuit Pack with more serious tyres, lightweight BBS wheels and cleverer differentials and torque vectoring. It’s the one you want.
A 30-odd grand price tag distances the GR Yaris from a Fiesta ST rivalry by a considerable margin, and pitches it against cars with more like 300bhp. But we still reckon Toyota won’t be able to build them quick enough; the old Yaris GRMN cost little less, came with a less senior spec and sold out easily. In fact, try finding one for sale now.
So, the £30k Yaris – want one? By the way, our first go in the Toyota GR Yaris is here.