Everything we Know About the 2020 Toyota GR Yaris
Going all the way back to 2017, we’ve known for some time that a new Gazoo Racing (GR) concept was in the works at Toyota (and we’re not talking about the beloved GR Clermont Toyota Supra). It’s been a while, but we finally have more information about the fabled Toyota GR Yaris! Believe it or not, hatchbacks make excellent racing vehicles and Toyota has taken one of its most compact models and turned up the heat. While we have the sporty Toyota Corolla Hatchback in the current lineup, this new model has us with visions of checkered flags and finish lines dancing in our heads. While we don’t know many of the more specific features of this new vehicle, we do have some new information to reveal that will have you just as excited as we are!
News About the New 2020 Toyota GR Yaris
New Body Style
New images of the Clermont Toyota GR Yaris have been revealed and there’s no camo! This means we can discern the exact looks of the new Yaris and we are definitely impressed. The new Gazoo Racing concept revises the look of the current model year Yaris by removing two doors. The new GR Yaris opts for a coupe/hot hatch three door design that ups the sporty feel of this once compact economical hatchback. The front bumper fronts a much more aggressive look and stance that pairs well with some beefy wheels. The roof-line slopes smoothly right into a rear spoiler and dual-exhaust tips.
New Engineering Features
While these are just rumors and speculations, we believe that there’s plenty of truth to these claims. The new Clermont Toyota GR Yaris will be powered by a turbocharged 4-cylinder gasoline engine that could be paired with an all-wheel drive system. Some other rumored, but very notable, features include a manual gearbox, a drifting-friendly handbrake lever, and even an intercooler water spray button. This system is used on many racing vehicles to better regulate the temperature of the motor and increase output power. If the rumors are true, the Clermont Toyota GR Yaris will have this function included as an OEM system.
New Interior Features
While the interior remains largely similar to the sedan counterpart of this Toyota model, there could easily be a change between now and the official reveal date of this mighty racer. So far, we can see that the new GR Yaris will include new GR badging throughout the cabin along with button functions for some of the new engineering features we listed above. It’s unclear if the interior will include a sportier look in the future, but we still enjoy it anyway!
The new Clermont Toyota GR Yaris sounds like an amazing little racer that we can’t wait to welcome to our lot. More information on this vehicle is rumored to be revealed on January 10th and we’ll be sure to keep you updated on any new information we receive. Until then, feel free to shop our great selection of Toyota Yaris vehicles here at Toyota of Clermont. Shop us online or in store at 16851 State Road 50!