Toyota’s all-wheel drive rally tearaway has Australian enthusiasts talking like few other cars.

    The Toyota GR Yaris launched with a super-sharp $39,950 drive-away price for the first 1000 customers, before jumping to $44,950 drive-away.

    That’s where the price sits at the moment on the Toyota Australia website, but the promised manufacturer’s recommended retail price is $49,500 before on-road costs.

    The GR Yaris is a proper rally homologation special, and significantly different to the five-door, hybrid-powered car launched earlier this year in Australia.

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    • 2021 Toyota GR Yaris: $49,500 ($44,950 drive-away at the time of publish)

    List price excludes on-road costs.


    Power in the GR Yaris comes from a 1.6-litre three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine with 200kW of power and 370Nm of torque.

    It’s available only with all-wheel drive and a six-speed manual transmission.

    Fuel Economy

    The GR Yaris has a claimed fuel economy figure of 7.6L/100km on the ADR combined test cycle.


    The GR Yaris measures 3995mm long, 1805mm wide and 1445mm tall, with a 2560mm wheelbase.

    Boot space is 141L, while its kerb weight is quoted as “1280kg min – 1320kg max”.


    The GR Yaris is backed by the same five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty as the wider Toyota range.

    CarExpert is chasing service intervals and prices, and will update the story when they’re available.


    The GR Yaris itself hasn’t been tested by ANCAP or Euro NCAP, but the wider Yaris range scored five stars.

    The GR Yaris includes the following active safety features:

    • Lane-keeping assist
    • Autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian (day/night) and cyclist (night) detection
    • Intersection turn assist
    • Blind-spot monitoring
    • Adaptive cruise control
    • Road sign recognition

    Standard Equipment

    Standard equipment in the GR Yaris includes:

    • 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
    • Satellite navigation with traffic updates
    • 4.2-inch digital trip computer
    • DAB+ digital radio
    • Eight-speaker JBL sound system
    • Head-up display
    • Keyless entry and start
    • Automatic climate control
    • Heated front seats
    • Heated steering wheel
    • 18-inch alloy wheels
    Scott Collie

    Scott Collie is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne, Australia. Scott studied journalism at RMIT University and, after a lifelong obsession with everything automotive, started covering the car industry shortly afterwards. He has a passion for travel, and is an avid Melbourne Demons supporter.

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