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      01-10-2020 09:14 AM #51
      Quote Originally Posted by Sporin View Post
      I was behind a Scion IM at the car wash today (this gen, I think) and it made me think of this thread.

      This was a good looking little hatch.

      It is, so there was a team that campaigned one (fwd) in American Rally Association a couple years back.
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    3. 01-10-2020 09:28 AM #52
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      That actually gave me chills, what a magical little car. Would be cool to see one on the road here.
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      01-10-2020 09:45 AM #53
      All those interested: submit an inquiry through the Toyota website.

      Will it make the GR appear on US shores? Probably not, but it takes 60sec and is better than 'nuthin.

      https://www.toyota.com/support/#!/app/ask

      Last edited by CostcoPizza; 01-10-2020 at 09:54 AM.

    5. 01-10-2020 09:53 AM #54
      A+++++

    6. 01-10-2020 10:06 AM #55
      Toyota press release via NetCarShow.com. NOTE THE BOLD.


      The new Toyota GR Yaris is a pure performance car, born from Toyota's title-winning experience in the World Rally Championship. Forged from success in the heat of competition, it brings motorsport technology and design directly to the world of the road car, true to TOYOTA GAZOO Racing's ethos for making ever-better cars that are intrinsically rewarding and fun to drive.

      Positioned at the top of the all-new Yaris range, the GR Yaris is a unique model that benefits from the design and engineering skills of TOYOTA GAZOO Racing and Tommi Mäkinen Racing, Toyota's partner in the WRC. As well as serving as the official homologation model for development of the next Yaris WRC car, it also has all the attributes required for owners looking to compete successfully in local rally competitions. Scheduled for launch in the second half of 2020, it will follow the GR Supra as Toyota's second global GR model.

      Presenting the GR Yaris at the 2020 Tokyo Auto Salon, GAZOO Racing President Shigeki Tomoyama said: "One of TOYOTA GAZOO Racing's commitments is to use motorsport to refine its knowhow and its personnel, with the aim of launching world-class production sports cars. While the new GR Supra is a sports car developed through track racing, the Toyota GR Yaris has been devised through our participation in rallies - something that many of our fans have been waiting for."

      Every aspect of the car has a performance focus: an all-new platform and engine, new suspension, lightweight construction and aerodynamic styling and a new GR-FOUR permanent all-wheel drive system. With high power and low weight, it has all the credentials for competition success, and for delivering exhilarating performance as a super-hot hatch for the road.



      Toyota GR Yaris (2021)
      2021 Toyota GR Yaris
      Heritage

      The new GR Yaris is Toyota's first genuine all-wheel drive sports car and its first homologation model for World Rally Championship competition since the end of production of the Celica GT-FOUR in 1999.

      Across two generations and three models, the Celica GT-FOUR featured in Toyota's most successful WRC campaigns, a golden age of rallying that brought the company 30 rally victories, four drivers' championship titles and one manufacturers' championship. In a reference to its illustrious predecessor and its all-wheel drive technology, the Toyota GR Yaris features a GR-FOUR logo on its tailgate.

      As a homologation model, the GR Yaris will support the development of a new competition car for the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team's WRC campaign. Since rejoining the championship in 2017, Toyota has won both the manufacturers' championship, in 2018 and, with Ott Tänak, the drivers' championship in 2019.

      Development Priorities

      The WRC-skilled team of designers and engineers at Tommi Mäkinen Racing focused on perfecting the aerodynamics, weight distribution and light weight of the new car - the three qualities essential to achieving the best performance and drivability.

      A lower roofline improved the car's ability to cut through the air, while positioning the new 1.6 turbo engine further back towards the centre of the car and locating the battery in the boot helped produce a better chassis balance for improved handling, stability and responsiveness.

      The three-door body shell is made from lightweight materials including carbon fibre polymer and aluminium, to deliver an impressive power-to-weight ratio, while the new platform allows for a wider rear track and new double wishbone rear suspension system. The team also devised reinforcements beneath the side members to ensure the suspension's performance potential can be realised.

      To ensure the plans worked in practice, the Toyota GR Yaris was put to the test by professional race and rally drivers during the development programme.

      Unique Design

      Although the new GR Yaris sits at the top of the all-new Yaris range, it has a unique design with a three-door body and a roof lowered by 91mm, creating a coupe silhouette. Frameless doors add to the coupe look. At the front the grille design and spoiler express the car's authentic GR status, while at the rear the wide tread and muscular wings accommodate 18-inch alloy wheels.

      All-new 1.6-litre Turbo Engine

      The Toyota GR Yaris' engine is an all-new, three-cylinder turbocharged unit that benefits from motorsport technologies to maximise performance, including multi-oil jet piston cooling, large-diameter exhaust valves and a part-machined intake port. Displacing 1,618 cm3, it produces a maximum 261 DIN hp/192 kW and 360 Nm of torque.

      Compact and lightweight, the DOHC 12-valve engine features a single-scroll ball-bearing turbo and is matched to a six-speed manual transmission, engineered to accommodate high torque levels.

      Power-to-Weight Ratio

      Achieving a strong power-to-weight ratio was a key objective to help meet the GR Yaris' performance targets. The body shell is constructed predominantly from lightweight materials, including a new carbon fibre polymer for the roof that can be compression moulded. Aluminium is used for the bonnet, doors and tailgate. As a result, the Toyota GR Yaris has the power of a C-segment performance hatch but the weight of a B-segment machine (kerb weight 1,280 kg). Its power-to-weight ratio of only 4.9 kg per DIN hp helps deliver 0-100 km/h acceleration in less than 5.5 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 230 km/h.

      GR-FOUR: New Four-Wheel Drive System

      The GR Yaris' performance is supported by a new GR-FOUR four-wheel drive system designed to optimise drive power to each wheel, while also being simple and lightweight.

      The distribution of torque between the front and rear axles is governed by a high-response coupling. As an option in the Circuit-Pack (details below), two Torsen limited-slip differentials manage the split between the left and right-side wheels to give natural and direct car control.

      The ingenious system uses slightly different gear ratios for the front and rear axles and allows for a theoretical range of front/rear torque balance from 100:0 (full front-wheel drive) to 0:100 (full rear-wheel drive). This flexibility gives a performance advantage over AWD on-demand systems that use twin-coupling or permanent AWD systems with a centre differential. The GR FOUR system is also considerably lighter in weight.

      The driver can adjust four-wheel drive performance to suit their preference or the driving situation using a 4WD mode dial switch. In normal mode the base front/rear torque distribution is 60:40; in Sport mode the balance shifts to the rear, with 30:70 distribution to achieve a fun-to-drive quality on winding roads and circuits; and in Track mode the base setting is 50:50 for fast, competitive driving on circuits or special stages. In each mode, the torque balance will automatically adjust in response to the driver's inputs, vehicle behaviour and road or track conditions.

      Dedicated Platform and Suspension

      The GR Yaris has a new, dedicated platform that combines the front end of Toyota's GA-B platform - debuting in the all new Yaris model in 2020 - with the rear of the GA-C platform. This allows for a new suspension design and accommodation of the GR-FOUR all-wheel drive system, while also contributing to the car's excellent stability and handling.

      Where the standard new Yaris uses a torsion beam rear suspension, the Toyota GR Yaris has a double wishbone set-up, with every element optimised for performance. A MacPherson strut system is used at the front.

      Performance Braking System

      The performance braking system features large, 356 mm grooved front discs with four-pot callipers, engineered to cope with rigorous demands of high-speed track and special stage driving with high-level heat capacity.

      Circuit Pack

      Customers can upgrade their GR Yaris with an optional Circuit Pack. This equips the car with a Torsen limited-slip differential on both the front and rear axle, performance-tuned suspension and 18-inch forged alloy wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport 4s 225/40R18 tyres.

      New GR Production Centre at Motomachi

      To help meet its performance goals for the GR Yaris, Toyota has established a new production facility at its Motomachi factory with a line dedicated to manufacturing GR sports cars. Instead of the traditional conveyor system, the body and assembly lines comprise a number of different cells connected by automatic guided vehicles.

      Production of each vehicle calls for a large number of manual processes, for which Toyota utilises a specialist team of skilled workers. The factory design and the talents of the workforce allow for high-precision assembly of highly rigid vehicle bodies to levels that are hard to achieve on standard production lines.

      With its new manufacturing methods, the GR facility is capable of handling multi-type, small-volume production, without compromising productivity.

      Toyota GR Yaris - Technical Specifications

      ENGINE
      Type: 3 in line cylinders
      Valve mechanism: DOHC 12-valve with VVTi
      Fuel system: D4S - Direct & indirect injection
      Supercharging: Turbo
      Displacement: 1.618 cm3
      Bore x stroke: 87.5 mm X 89.7 mm
      Compression ratio: 10.5:1
      Max. power: 261hp/192kW
      Max. torque: 360Nm
      Emissions level: Euro 6d Temp
      TRANSMISSION
      GR-FOUR 4WD system
      Type: Manual 6
      PERFORMANCE
      Power to weight ratio: 6.7kg/kW (4.9kg/DIN hp)
      Max. speed: 230km/h (electronically limited)
      CHASSIS
      Front suspension: McPherson
      Rear suspension: Double Wishbone
      Steering: Rack & Pinion, Electric Power Steering
      Min. turning circle: 10,8 m
      Brakes
      Front: Ventilated disc (356 mm) 4 pot fixed calliper
      Rear: Ventilated disc (297 mm) 2 pot fixed calliper
      Tyres: Dunlop SP Sport MAXX050Michelin Pilot Sport 4s 225/40 R 18
      EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS
      Overall length: 3.995 mm
      Overall width: 1.805 mm
      Overall height: 1.460 mm
      Wheelbase: 2.558 mm
      Front tread: 1.530 mm
      Rear tread: 1.560 mm
      WEIGHT
      Curb weight (without driver): 1.280 kg
      Now the question is what does global mean in Toyota speak? Because I'm pretty sure if a car isn't available in North America, it isn't truly global . . .

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      01-10-2020 10:10 AM #56
      Quote Originally Posted by Rob View Post
      Now the question is what does global mean in Toyota speak? Because I'm pretty sure if a car isn't available in North America, it isn't truly global . . .
      it also says this: "Emissions level: Euro 6d Temp"

      what does that mean towards how global it is?

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      01-10-2020 10:14 AM #57
      Quote Originally Posted by CostcoPizza View Post
      All those interested: submit an inquiry through the Toyota website.

      Will it make the GR appear on US shores? Probably not, but it takes 60sec and is better than 'nuthin.

      https://www.toyota.com/support/#!/app/ask
      Done!

      "Your email has been submitted under reference number: #200110-000067"

    9. 01-10-2020 10:41 AM #58
      Quote Originally Posted by DeanStevenson View Post
      Done!
      done.

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      01-10-2020 11:09 AM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by corrado-correr View Post
      it also says this: "Emissions level: Euro 6d Temp"

      what does that mean towards how global it is?
      Potentially global means whatever they want it to mean. They might just sell the car in Japan, Australia, and the UK and that's enough to call it global while not having to make a left-hand drive edition. It would be a fun car to bring to the US but I'm not sure how many buyers it would find based on the sales volume of other $35-45k hot hatches which have been offered in the US the last 10 years or so. They sell, but not in very high volume.

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      01-10-2020 01:30 PM #61
      Very cool. I hope they bring it over, and more importantly THAT PEOPLE ****ING BUY IT.

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      01-10-2020 01:36 PM #62
      Having driven a modded Celica All-Trac recently, which I loved...I dunno, I actually want this car. In my imagination it will be exactly like this:


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      01-10-2020 01:56 PM #63
      Toyota: SHUTUPANDTAKEMYMONEY.GIF

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      Let me get that






      Improving the signal-to-noise ratio

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      As long as it has Apple Carplay, I'm all for it

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      01-10-2020 03:29 PM #66
      Quote Originally Posted by Sporin View Post
      I was behind a Scion IM at the car wash today (this gen, I think) and it made me think of this thread.

      This was a good looking little hatch.
      Yeah, I always liked those aside from the tight back seat (32.7" rear legroom vs. 41.4" for the sedan). They have wishbone suspensions so it is too bad they didn't have a better engine. They have the Valvematic (throttleless) version of the 2ZR which is smooth and efficient but not that fun/powerful.

      Quote Originally Posted by got-rice View Post
      As long as it has Apple Carplay, I'm all for it
      Kind of amusing a Yaris-sized vehicle has dual climate control
      Improving the signal-to-noise ratio

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      01-10-2020 03:30 PM #67
      This car is the hero we need.

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      01-10-2020 03:32 PM #68
      Quote Originally Posted by troyguitar View Post
      This car is the hero we need.
      But not the one we deserve.

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      01-10-2020 03:39 PM #69
      Quote Originally Posted by Zillon View Post
      But not the one we deserve.
      That's the Edge ST.

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      01-10-2020 03:44 PM #70
      Great little rocket, but is ANYONE going to pony up $36,000 - $41,500 for it?


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      Quote Originally Posted by troyguitar View Post
      That's the Edge ST.

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      01-10-2020 03:58 PM #72
      Quote Originally Posted by Lwize View Post
      Great little rocket, but is ANYONE going to pony up $36,000 - $41,500 for it?
      People payed/are still paying that much for other hi-po sport compacts- CTR, Golf R, STi, EVO & Focus RS before they passed (RIP)

      And this seems to strike the right balance of the CTR's insanity with the Golf R's restraint. All coupled with a high likelihood of strong reliability.

      3 cylinders are more interesting than 4 too IMO. I'm not materially interested in this car but I like what Toyota has put together here. This is worth $40K today.

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      01-10-2020 04:06 PM #73
      Quote Originally Posted by CTK View Post
      People payed/are still paying that much for other hi-po sport compacts- CTR, Golf R, STi, EVO & Focus RS before they passed (RIP)

      And this seems to strike the right balance of the CTR's insanity with the Golf R's restraint. All coupled with a high likelihood of strong reliability.

      3 cylinders are more interesting than 4 too IMO. I'm not materially interested in this car but I like what Toyota has put together here. This is worth $40K today.
      That price being quoted isn't real anyway. Doing a straight currency conversion is not accurate, cars are almost always cheaper here.

    25. 01-10-2020 06:37 PM #74
      Quote Originally Posted by Metallitubby View Post
      I double-dog-dare Toyota to sell this in North America.
      Quote Originally Posted by CostcoPizza View Post
      All those interested: submit an inquiry through the Toyota website.

      Will it make the GR appear on US shores? Probably not, but it takes 60sec and is better than 'nuthin.

      https://www.toyota.com/support/#!/app/ask

      Quote Originally Posted by AZGolf View Post
      Potentially global means whatever they want it to mean. They might just sell the car in Japan, Australia, and the UK and that's enough to call it global while not having to make a left-hand drive edition. It would be a fun car to bring to the US but I'm not sure how many buyers it would find based on the sales volume of other $35-45k hot hatches which have been offered in the US the last 10 years or so. They sell, but not in very high volume.

      They will be made in LHD, but I don't think it is coming to the US. That being said, I do believe this powertrain will sooner or later turn up in the Corolla in the US and maybe the CH-R... basically anything that might be worth doing a GR version of that has a transverse engine layout.

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      01-10-2020 07:03 PM #75
      America's 3 door hatch/2 door economy car segment is almost non-existent, and the subcompact segment is dead here in the US outside of the Yaris (Mazda 2 rebadge), Hyundai Accent/Kia Rio, Nissan Versa and Honda Fit, and most of those are cheap penalty box sedans.

      The only car even remotely similar is the Civic coupe, and Honda won't even do a 2-door Type R (Another car I'd be down to buy)
      Hate to sh!t on people's dreams here but that definitely isn't coming here unless it's sold in Mexico and imported lol.

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