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Toyota GR Yaris order books reopened

After a 15-month pause, Toyota begins to accept fresh orders for its GR Yaris hot hatch

5 Oct 2022

TOYOTA Australia will resume orders for its GR Yaris hot hatch on November 10 after overwhelming demand for the motorsport-derived model prompted a sales pause in July of last year.


The Japanese importer said that with all original orders for the GR Yaris now fulfilled it has now secured access to additional supply. The bad news, however, is that there are only 160 examples up for grabs.


Toyota Australia said that, as was the case at launch, demand for the GR Yaris is expected to exceed supply. It said the number of orders able to be taken by dealers will match their given allocation over the next 12 months and that customers should be advised that not all dealers will have vehicles available.


“When we first launched the GR Yaris, we believed it would generate plenty of interest but even we were surprised at the phenomenal level of customer demand,” said Toyota Australia vice president of sales, marketing and franchise operations Sean Hanley.


“So, we have worked hard with our parent company in Japan over the past 12 months to secure these additional 160 vehicles.


“Together with the GR Supra, recently launched GR86 and forthcoming GR Corolla, we have the most exciting family of performance cars ever available in our line-up," he said.


The GR Yaris range is priced as before with the standard variant available from $49,500 plus on-road costs and the up-spec GR Yaris Rallye priced from $54,500 plus ORCs.


Minor specification changes include a broader colour palette for the GR Yaris Rallye – which is now available in Frosted White, Glacier White, Tarmac Black and Feverish Red – and the removal of the individual number build plaque.


Otherwise, the GR Yaris is unchanged with the same 200kW/370Nm turbocharged 1.6-litre three-cylinder petrol engine and GR-FOUR all-wheel-drive system as before.


Alongside the GR Yaris, Toyota Australia has announced that the long-awaited GR Supra manual will also be available from November 10, marking the first time the performance coupe has been offered with a three-pedal option in its current generation.


The GR Supra, GR Yaris and GR 86 will be showcased alongside the all-new GR Corolla at the Repco Bathurst 1000 from October 6 to 10, giving motorsport fans their first chance to see the quartet together.


As reported by GoAuto previously, the Toyota GR Corolla will go on sale locally from the first quarter of next year with 500 units secured for the first year of production.


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