Channelling the energy and performance of the Toyota rally team, the Yaris GRMN is a limited edition model that brings the excitement of rallying to the road. The hot hatch’s release celebrates the return of the Toyota team to the FIA World Rally Championship with the 2017 Yaris WRC. Be part of the action by getting your hands on this thrilling model.
With its three-door form and unique colour accents, the Yaris GRMN is dynamic and racy. It sits on 17-inch, multi-spoke alloy wheels and sports a black wing-type rear spoiler for reduced drag, while the red and black paint flashes reflect the WRC car’s colours. The central exhaust pipe and large front grille add to the sporty appearance, and the look is finished off with fierce head and taillamps that ensure it’s unmistakable, even at night.
Step inside and the racing theme continues. Front sports seats with contrasting stitching offer class-leading support, and leave you in no doubt you’re somewhere special. The small diameter, leather-wrapped steering wheel makes for quick and effective steering. Tackling corners has never been such fun. Then there are the aluminium pedals and gear knob – touches that lend a premium yet sporting feel to your journey. With top-notch materials and a bright, airy atmosphere thanks to the extended windscreen too, every drive is sure to leave you smiling.
None of these racy touches means a compromise on space. Rear passengers especially will notice how much leg and headroom they can enjoy – even tall adults can get comfy in the back. There’s a generous boot too, which easily accommodates a couple of small suitcases and is simple to load as there’s no load lip.
The Toyota Touch 2 infotainment system keeps you connected while you’re behind the wheel. The DAB radio and six-speaker sound system provide the perfect soundtrack to your drive, delivering every note with crisp clarity, while Bluetooth enables you to keep in touch with friends. Satellite navigation comes as standard too, getting you from A to B swiftly and without hassle. All this is available via the 6.1-inch touchscreen housed in the central console, ensuring that everything you need is at your fingertips.
As with all Yaris models, the Yaris GRMN doesn’t slack when it comes to safety. Equipped with the brand’s innovative Safety Sense system, it’s able to detect – and help prevent – collisions. The Pre-Collision System uses a camera to detect the threat of an impact and applies the brake if you don’t respond in time; Automatic High Beam improves your visibility at night and automatically dips your headlights when an oncoming vehicle is detected; and Lane Departure Alert keeps you from accidentally drifting from your lane.
Of course, performance is where the Yaris GRMN really stands apart. Simply look at its name – Gazoo Racing tuned by the Meister of Nürburgring – and you’ll get a feel for what it’s capable of. Its racing roots are apparent from the moment you ignite the engine thanks to a throaty roar, and with acceleration from 0-62mph achieved in just 6.4 seconds, it takes your breath away from the off. This power comes courtesy of a 1.8-litre engine that produces 210bhp, which is combined with a lightweight body and reinforced chassis for ultimate traction and exceptional handling.
The Yaris GRMN takes the hot hatch class back to its origins – pulse-racing performance underpinned by quality construction. To experience this ferocious model for yourself, contact RMB Toyota in Teesside, Northallerton and Darlington today.