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Old 01-12-2017, 04:14 PM
mick78 mick78 is offline
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I would kind of have expected an all new model by now, not another facelift. This generation was never the Yaris at it's strongest one, and it's starting to show it's age.

I guess given that China and ASEAN countries have a different (and largely unrelated) Yaris now, and small car sales are declining in the US in combination with this generations rather poor sales in Europe means Toyota sin't putting too much effort in it....
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Old 01-13-2017, 03:55 PM
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Part of the refresh will include a 207 hp performance version, which is something absolutely no one was asking for:
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Old 01-13-2017, 11:15 PM
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The new nose is vile. Maybe Toyota decided to give it a facelift that no-one would forget given how forgettable the current generation is.
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Old 01-14-2017, 01:58 AM
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Originally Posted by ocn75 View Post
The new nose is vile. Maybe Toyota decided to give it a facelift that no-one would forget given how forgettable the current generation is.
Just when you think it can't get worse...
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Old 09-12-2017, 07:57 AM
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Toyota Yaris GRMN

The Toyota Yaris GRMN is inspired and influenced by the Yaris WRC, the car with which Toyota has returned to the FIA World Rally Championship, with event-winning success. Its performance focus is broadcast by its lightweight 17-inch BBS alloy wheels, larger brakes, central oval tailpipe and a bespoke exterior finish that displays Toyota Gazoo Racing's white, black and red competition colours. Under the bonnet is a 1.8-litre engine, tuned to produce 212 DIN hp and benefiting from a supercharger, a feature unique among B-segment performance hatchbacks.

Development at the Nürburgring

Right from the completion of the first Yaris GRMN concept in 2015, a prototype was sent to a Toyota facility close to the legendary Nürburgring race circuit in Germany. Here a select group of Toyota tuning specialists from Europe and Japan have honed the car's handling and performance, working both on track on the famous Nordschleife and on the wide variety of roads found in the immediate neighbourhood - from ultra-fast Autobahns to tightly winding mountain routes. Toyota's belief is that if the car can prove its capabilities in this environment, it can do so anywhere.

The name GRMN itself declares the special efforts that have been invested in the car, standing for Gazoo Racing tuned by the Meister of the Nürburgring. The team working on the car have developed their skills through participation in motor sport, working side-by-side with racing professionals, and through sports car development programmes. They have also been able to draw on the experience gained by Toyota Gazoo Racing from competing at the circuit.

The heart of the Toyota Yaris GRMN is its 1,798 cm3 four-cylinder engine, a 16-valve unit equipped with a Magnusson Eaton supercharger and Dual VVT-i intelligent variable timing for both inlet and exhaust valves. The 2ZR-FE unit is built by Toyota Manufacturing UK and has been specially adapted for use with the smaller Yaris platform.

With a 10:1 compression ratio, it delivers a maximum 212 DIN hp (156 kW) at 6,800 rpm and peak torque of 250 Nm at 5,000 rpm. Driving the front wheels through a six-speed manual transmission, the engine enables nought to 100 km/h acceleration in around 6.3 seconds; top speed is electronically limited to 230 km/h.

Installing the supercharger presented a particular challenge, as only very limited space was available in the Yaris GRMN's engine compartment. The packaging solution combines the supercharger, cooling and air intake together in a single, space-saving stacked unit. Cooling is crucial, so there is an intercooler for the supercharger and an oil cooler, both located in front of the radiator, and an enlarged air intake to support better engine breathing. The fuel system has also been upgraded, using components from a V6 engine.

With kerb weight kept down to just 1,135 kg, the Yaris GRMN achieves the best power-to-weight ratio in its class at 5.35 kg per 1 hp.
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