Toyota Yaris GRMN Shows Its Hot Hatch Credentials In 0 -100 MPH Sprint

In between expanding its lineup and developing new technologies, Toyota took the time to introduce a hot version of the Yaris supermini.

The Yaris GRMN will surely get your attention, starting with the flashy decals and roof-mounted wing, and ending with the center-mounted exhaust tip and specially designed alloy wheels. Heck, even the interior gets racing seats and some other touches that set it apart from the regular models.

Of course, is also features some mechanical upgrades too, including a tuned suspension, limited-slip differential and ventilated brake discs. With 209hp (212PS / 156kW) and 184lb-ft (250Nm) of torque produced by the supercharged 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine, the Yaris GRMN takes a respectable 6.3sec to go from naught to 62 mph (100 km/h).

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That’s about the same as the larger Volkswagen Golf GTI, and it even costs as much as the compact hot hatch, undercutting it by just €525 ($643). Or used to cost, at least, because the Yaris GRMN came in just 600 units, with 400 aimed at Europe and the rest being shipped to Asian markets. All of them are already reserved, according to the automaker’s European branch.

We’ve already seen Toyota’s small hatchback being praised in a few reviews earlier this year, but the latest video focuses on its acceleration, and more specifically in the 0 to 100 mph sprint. You may want to turn that volume up, too, because, as the top comment says, “it sounds pretty damn good”.

  • Let’s be frank, GRMN is good when you driving it in twisted road, it’s one of the car that won’t look too impressive at paper but deliver when you drive it.

    • SteersUright

      You know this how?? I mean you may very well be correct but how can you know this if the car hasn’t even been delivered to dealerships yet?
      And knowing Toyota, it might very well be underwhelming in all areas given how they’ve never had any fun cars in the vein of nor truly competitive with, for example, a Mustang/Camaro, Raptor, Civic Type R, Focus RS, GTi /Golf-r, Corvette, etc.
      And yes, Im aware of the half-ass and unfinished “sports” car that is the BRZ/GT86 and the upcoming and likely very expensive, upcoming all-new BMW Supra.

      • Fortunately I took the words of Journalist who praised this car. The fact that in terms of chassis, the car is a bit flawed. But TMG engineer manage to bring the best of it.

  • SteersUright

    It suffers from Civic Type R-itis: stellar performer thats just too ugly to own by most adults.

  • smartacus

    i dunno about this Yaris Garmin German

    wouldn’t brag about it having a Lotus Elise engine,
    heard they can drop a valve.

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