2020 Toyota Yaris/Vitz IV

Discussion in 'Auto News' started by FT-1, Oct 15, 2019.

  1. FT-1

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    All Yaris variants to date, including the 5-Door Hatchback, 3-Door GR and Yaris Cross
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    Hatchback makes its debut
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    Looks quite funky! Silhouette reminds me of the Mazda 2 with a hint of Peugeot 208 in the rear light bar. Standard models come with 1.5 Hybrid powertrain. Expect GR Sport and a high performance GR variant as these models have been spotted testing on the Ring.
     
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    Yes. The Mazda 2 rear hatch area. It's like a 2 with rear over-fenders.

    I like this front clip better than the out-going model. Like the rear lights as well.

    Overall, a decent package. Still can't see how it sells well with that small cargo area(seats up). Sure, pay a bit more and buy a Corolla.
     
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    Digital instruments and a HUD!

    That awkward moment when you ordered the current-gen Yaris GR SPORT and they show you the next one. X)
     
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    No thanks, Toyota. I'll probably wait for the new Honda Fit that will be unveiled in the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show. :lol:
     
  5. FT-1

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    The GR Yaris has been spied and it is looking dummy thicc
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    Should be all wheel drive too. The level of want is strong with this one! :drool:
     
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  6. 05XR8

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    Toyota will have a GR-4 test vehicle, at this weekend's Gazoo Racing Festival at Fuji.
     
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    The Euro version will probably have a different front. The design on the photo is typical to Japanese models.
     
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    Puberty hit that car very hard.
     
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    I was liking this car until I saw the interior, My Mazda 2 has been out awhile now but it still looks the most mature in this class.
    But if the Yaris GR is to be believed, that is very tempting.
     
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    YES PLEASE.
     
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    Many more details on the car here.

    Drove a prototype last week and spoke to a bunch of the engineers but couldn't mention anything here as it was embargoed until today!

    Super excited by it though. The drive wasn't informative enough to get a complete impression of the car, and it's not quite finished anyway, but there's a hell of a lot to like about the engineering behind it.

    First in-house Toyota sports car project since the last-gen MR2 and Celica, so all the engineers are really excited to be working on it too.
     
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    This is shaping up to be a Celica GT-Four for the modern age and I am so on board with it.

    Given how many bespoke parts it has, I can't imagine affordable being one of the words to describe the GR Yaris. The most expensive B-Segment hot hatch on sale right now is the Mini Cooper S JCW GP at £35k so I'm expecting it to be somewhere in that range.
     
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  14. 05XR8

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    Maybe those that bought the Supra should have waited. :sly:
     
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    I think that's a realistic ballpark. Given its output and technology, it'll likely be more in the C-segment range (Megane, Golf etc) than B-segment.

    For some trivia, I've just grabbed a 1996 copy of Autocar. A Celica GT-Four was £31,289 in 1996, which is over £57,000 today. So the Yaris is at least likely to be better value than that...
     
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    Too bad it's not coming to the US. Shafted again...
     
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    More photos released:

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  18. FT-1

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    Doesn't look bad in poverty spec... The full LED lights are a must though.
     
  19. GranTurNismo

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    Here's the TRD package for the Vitz.

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    So it's TRD, not GRMN.
     
  21. GTV0819

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    Looks so flashy to it.
     
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    lol none of the EU or NA news outlets have broke the news yet

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    https://global.toyota/en/newsroom/toyota/30976389.html

    Engine: G16E-GTS
    In-line 3-cyclinder DOHC direct injection turbo engine
    1,618 cc
    200 kW
    370 N * m

    iMT 6-speed manual
    "GR-FOUR" sports 4WD system: Torsen® limited-slip differential x 2 (front, rear) + Electronically controlled multi-plate clutch center differential / 4WD mode dial switch (NORMAL / SPORT / TRACK)

    Front: MacPherson Strut / Rear: Double wishbone
     
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  24. Motoyuki7

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    I am very excited about the GR Yaris.
    Citroen dominated WRC, but their street car lineup had nothing that represented that.
    Toyota comes back and makes this AWD, 268 hp machine!
    Mr Toyoda is really on a mission to not make more boring cars.
    https://japanesenostalgiccar.com/toyota-gr-yaris-tas2020/
     
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    Not even the first month of the year has passed and the GR4 looks like a strong for my favourite car of the year. There is something so bespoke and appealing about that compressed rear end.
     
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    I hope used prices on these drops fairly quickly, I'll never be able to afford a brand new one but it will be slightly used by the time I'll be in the market for a new car. It needs to be lowered though.
     
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    This is what Ford should have done with the First-gen Focus. I was so close to buying one due to their presence in WRC. The USA missed out on the Escort Cosworth. An AWD Focus RS would have been the right move back then.

    Ford has also missed an opportunity to do the same with the Fiesta RS. Glad Toyota has made this.
     
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    Yeah, those Focus RS with front wheel drive were pretty good, but with no AWD, putting the RS name was strange.
     
  29. GTV0819

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    Small displacement 3-cylinder engines are also becoming common nowadays.
     
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    Speaking of which, the G16E-GTS in the GR4 has now taken the crown from the BMW i8 to achieve the highest power output from a 3-cylinder ICE in a road car, if I'm not mistaken.