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  • 2019 Toyota Yaris GR Sport

    Toyota used this week's 2018 Paris auto show to present the new GR Sport version of its Yaris subcompact hatch. GR Sport represents the entry-level trim from Toyota's new GR performance sub-brand launched last year in Japan. GR stands for Gazoo Racing, Toyota's official motorsport department, and while some GR cars are expected in the United States, they may end up using a different label here, like the more familiar TRD. Toyota launched a range-topping Yaris GRMN last year. It features a 1.8-liter supercharged inline-4 good for 212 horsepower and 183 pound-feet of torque. The Yaris GR Sport...

  • Onboard footage from 2017 Toyota Yaris GRMN at Spain's Castellolí circuit
    Toyota Yaris GRMN hits the track

    As much as we love cars like the Ford Focus RS and Honda Civic Type R, there's no denying they lack the lightness and chuckable feeling of hot hatches from the '80s and '90s. Something like a Peugeot 205 GTI or even the first Civic Type R. There are some modern options that come close, such as the...

  • 2017 Toyota Yaris GRMN, 2017 Geneva auto show
    Toyota Yaris GRMN debuts with supercharged engine

    To coincide with its successful return to the World Rally Championship this year, Toyota has launched a high-performance version of its Yaris subcompact hatchback inspired by the Yaris-based rally car. Called the Yaris GRMN, the car made its world debut this week at the 2017 Geneva auto show and is...

  • 2017 Toyota Yaris WRC prototype
    2017 Toyota Yaris WRC gets massive air in cold-weather tests

    Organizers of the World Rally Championship have implemented numerous rule changes to ensure there’s plenty of action throughout the 2017 season, and a video out showing Toyota’s new Yaris WRC rally car testing is proof of the awesomeness that is to come. The video comes to us from...

  • 2017 Toyota Yaris WRC car
    Hyundai, Toyota unveil new-generation 2017 WRC cars

    The World Rally Championship has struggled in recent years, despite incredibly scenic locations, impressive cars, and some of the best drivers the world has ever seen. Starting from 2017, though, we may see a resurgence in the sport’s popularity, as both the cars and competition will be...

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    Rally Legend Tommi Mäkinen To Lead Toyota’s 2017 WRC Return

    Finnish rally legend Tommi Mäkinen, a winner of four World Rally Championship titles during the 1990s, will serve as team principal for the Toyota WRC team, which is set to start throwing gravel come 2017. The team will be competing under the newly established Toyota Gazoo Racing banner, and...

  • Toyota Yaris WRC prototype

    Toyota has finally ended years of speculation about its World Rally Championship return by confirming its intention to enter the sport in 2017, a year that will see substantially updated regulations introduced. That may still be two years away but Toyota isn’t wasting any time in its WRC preparation. In fact, the Japanese automaker has already built a WRC-spec rally car based on its Yaris subcompact and has been testing it for the past several months. ALSO SEE: Time Machine Test Drive: 1996 300ZX Twin-Turbo The Toyota Motorsport skunk works based in Cologne, Germany, has been tasked...

  • 2015 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Desert Race Truck, SEMA 2014
    Toyota Reveals Sienna, Tundra, Yaris Performance Concepts For SEMA

    Toyota's 2014 SEMA booth will be part Baja 1000 garage, part rave.

  • 2013 Toyota Yaris R1A rally car
    Toyota Yaris WRC Starts Testing

    Late last year we heard that Toyota and its TMG motorsport skunk works in Germany had started development of a new Yaris rally car designed to tackle the World Rally Championship, which has been gaining momentum in recent years thanks to newcomers like Volkswagen and Hyundai. We now have...

  • 2013 Toyota Yaris R1A rally car
    Toyota Starts Work On Yaris WRC: Report

    The World Rally Championship doesn’t get much attention here in the U.S., and even globally its popularity has been on the wane in recent years. But that may change in coming years as more of the major automakers join the fray. Just this year, in fact, Volkswagen entered WRC and won the title...

  • Toyota Yaris Hybrid-R concept, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show
    Yaris Hybrid-R Live Photos And Video From The 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

    At the Frankfurt Auto Show this week, Toyota presented a new concept based on its Yaris hatchback that leverages the automaker’s hybrid technology developed for its TS030 Hybrid Le Mans prototype. While the new concept, labeled the Toyota Yaris Hybrid-R, is not destined for production, its...

  • Toyota Yaris Hybrid-R concept, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show
    Toyota Yaris Hybrid-R Concept Hints At Great Things To Come

    The debut of Toyota’s new Yaris Hybrid-R concept car at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show represents the Japanese automaker’s first foray into the world of high-performance hybrids for road car applications. Toyota has been racing a hybrid Le Mans prototype for the past two years but this is...

  • Toyota Yaris Hybrid-R concept, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

    At the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show on September 10, Toyota will present a new concept car based on its Yaris hatchback that leverages the automaker’s hybrid technology developed for its TS030 Hybrid Le Mans prototype. We’ve already had our first look at the concept, dubbed the Toyota Yaris Hybrid-R, and learned that it will feature a complex hybrid system combining a gasoline engine with an electric drive system. Now we have an in-depth look at the technology. The Yaris Hybrid-R develops a total 414 horsepower from a gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain, consisting of a turbocharged...

  • Toyota Yaris Hybrid-R concept, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show
    Toyota Yaris Hybrid-R Concept Revealed, Comes With TMG-Tuned Engine

    Toyota’s new Yaris Hybrid-R concept car has been revealed ahead of its debut next month at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show. The concept was developed to showcase technology from the automaker’s TS030 Hybrid Le Mans prototype in a road car application as well as lay the groundwork for the...

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    MINI To Offer Turnkey B-Spec Race Cars For 2012

    MINI has announced the development of a B-Spec race car based on the MINI Cooper hardtop. The car will be available from MINI of Charleston prior to the start of the 2012 season.

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    2012 Toyota Yaris: Focus On Infotainment With Touch & Go

    As we're seeing with cars like the 2011 Ford Fiesta, small size no longer means a small specification list. The 2012 Toyota Yaris will be no different. The car has just been launched in Europe and more details have been revealed about what toys you can expect to have in Toyota's smallest model. The...

  • 2012 Toyota Yaris three-door spy shots
    Spy Shots: 2012 Toyota Yaris Three-Door

    Toyota is currently working on a replacement for its Yaris compact car, which is expected to enter the market towards the end of the year and has been spied here for the first time in prototype form. The new hatchback will go on sale as the 2012 Toyota Yaris, both in three- and five-door trims, the...

  • 2011 Toyota Yaris HSD (Hybrid Synergy Drive) Concept
    Toyota Yaris HSD Concept: 2011 Geneva Motor Show

    What you’re looking at is the next-generation Toyota Yaris, previewed here as a concept vehicle equipped with a Hybrid Synergy Drive (HSD) system at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. The new concept confirms Toyota’s commitment to offer a hybrid option on its entire model line, including...

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    So responsibility slips a bit, and in the rush to get your term paper finished you forgot to pay the meter, or parked in the wrong place with the wrong parking pass.

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    Yaris Jumps Into Frame To Get Lindsay Lohan's Attention

    Not her car, but, oh, how it years to be

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    Report: Toyota planning production of two new hybrids in Europe

    Toyota has some bold plans for its hybrid lineup in Europe. The auto giant will reportedly launch a new entry-level, dedicated hybrid Lexus hatchback in Europe next year and now it’s claimed Toyota will also start production of another hybrid model in France. While the Lexus version will be...

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    Small cars rated poorly in new IIHS crash test

    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has just come to a conclusion that we suspect many motorists have known for years - when it comes to car safety, size does matter. Conducting tests pitting micro cars against larger midsize vehicles, the IIHS found that in many cases the smaller...

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    Toyota planning inexpensive Yaris-based hybrid

    Ford has its new Fusion, Honda has the Insight, and Toyota's new Prius is about to hit the streets. But already the next generation of the hybrid wars is drawing up its battle lines, and this time it's smaller. Toytoa is planing a Yaris-based hybrid to take on Honda's Fit hybrid, due around...

  • The Chevy Aveo is already built in Mexico
    Small car, hybrid sales taking a long drive off a short pier

    The short-sightedness of the car-buying public is breathtaking. It was just months ago that fears over $4 gas prices had people scurrying about, dumping loaded SUVs for a fraction of their purchase price and replacing them with smaller, more efficient vehicles. But today, with fuel well under $2...

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