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.