The GR Sport brings performance looks and sharper handling to the Yaris Hybrid range, inspired by the international multi-championship-winning achievements of Toyota Gazoo Racing.
Its stand-out styling features include 18-inch, 10-spoke machined alloy wheels with alternating red deco lines around the rim and a chrome-framed grille with a piano black G-motif patterned mesh.
The performance theme also introduces a new T-shaped rear diffuser, black door mouldings and door mirror casings and a slim red insert spanning the tailgate between the rear combination lights. As a finishing touch, there are Gazoo Racing badges on the front bumper and tailgate.
The GR Sport can be specified with optional bi-tone paintwork, including an exclusive combination of Ash Grey bodywork with an Eclipse black roof.
In the cabin there are sports front seats featuring the GR logo on the headrests and black fabric upholstery with red contrast stitching. The logo is also on the starter button and the three-spoke steering wheel. Both the steering wheel and shift lever are leather-wrapped with red stitching.
Other standard features include dual-zone automatic air conditioning, eight-inch multimedia system, six speaker audio system and smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
GR Sport owners can add a City Pack to their car’s specification, equipping it with auto-retracting door mirrors, front and rear parking sensors with auto brake function, a Blind Spot Monitor and navigation. Other options packs include Essential Protection Pack, which includes a rear bumper protection (black), boot liner and front and rear mudflaps. The Protection + Pack has stainless steel rear bumper protection, boot liner, front and rear mudflaps and rubber floormats.
The GR Sport is not just about looks, it delivers sharper handling, too. Extra underfloor bracing on each side of the car has increased structural rigidity, while aerodynamic drag has been reduced by adding liners to the front and rear wheel arches. The suspension systems have been upgraded with tuning of the shock absorbers to react more quickly at lower speeds and adjustment of the rear springs to suppress body movement and wheel lift under acceleration and braking.
The Yaris Hybrid GR Sport is on sale now with an on-the-road price of £24,420.