Hot Yaris to cost

less than £30,000

Toyota GR Yaris, 2020, front
Toyota GR Yaris, 2020, side
Toyota GR Yaris, 2020, rear
Toyota GR Yaris, 2020, engine
Toyota GR Yaris, 2020, interior
Toyota GR Yaris, 2020, badge

THE hot version of the Toyota Yaris will be priced from under £30,000 when it arrives later in the year.

Developed by Toyota Gazoo Racing in partnership with Tommi Makinen Racing - Toyota's partner in in its title-winning World Rally Championship campaign - the GR Yaris is a bespoke model with its own chassis and powertrain.

Powered by a new 257bhp 1.6-litre three-cylinder turbocharged engine, it is expected to deliver 0-62mph acceleration in less than 5.5 seconds.

Further performance data will be announced later.

The GR Yaris will be priced from £29,995 or £33,495 for models fitted with a so-called circuit pack.

Toyota says the car has the handling expected from such a model and it is fitted with a GR-Four intelligent all-wheel drive system and the car is a precursor of a future Toyota World Rally Championship competition car.

First deliveries are expected in the UK in November.

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