Order books for the rally-ready Toyota GR Yaris have re-opened after a sales hiatus.

    An updated version of the hot hatch is due within the next 12 months, but in the meantime more examples of the current-spec model have landed in Australian dealerships – though Toyota hasn’t confirmed just how many have arrived.

    “Here’s an update for GR Yaris enthusiasts. From today, we’re re-opening the order books… and the really great news is that we’ve got stock in dealerships right now,” said Sean Hanley, Toyota Australia’s vice president of sales, marketing and franchise operations.

    Toyota has previously brought the GR Yaris to Australia in limited batches.

    Supply has improved for the various GR models, with the company moving away from its previous allocation system from July production and instead planning to match deliveries to orders on a “first in, first out” basis.

    Since local sales began in 2020, Toyota has sold 2591 examples of the GR Yaris (up to April 30, 2024), including the track-ready Rallye variant.

    The GR Yaris was the second Gazoo Racing product to go on sale in Australia after the Supra, and the Japanese manufacturer put the first 1000 cars to market for $39,950 drive-away.

    Fast forward to 2024 and the GR Yaris carries a drive-away price tag of $56,499 (based on a Melbourne postcode), while the Rallye starts at $61,709 drive-away.

    The GR Yaris range continues to use a turbocharged 1.6-litre three-cylinder petrol engine with 200kW of power and 370Nm of torque, sent through a six-speed manual transmission to all four wheels. 

    Australian deliveries of the updated Toyota GR Yaris will begin either late in 2024 or early in 2025, giving automatic transmission drivers their first chance to own a Gazoo Racing hatchback.

    In addition to gaining an available eight-speed automatic transmission, the updated hot hatch also packs an extra 24kW of power and 30Nm of torque from its 1.6-litre turbo three-pot.

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    Josh Nevett

    Josh Nevett is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne, Australia. Josh studied journalism at The University of Melbourne and has a passion for performance cars, especially those of the 2000s. Away from the office you will either find him on the cricket field or at the MCG cheering on his beloved Melbourne Demons.

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