Toyota Australia to Resume Ordering for Next Allocation of GR Yaris Hot Hatch

October 5, 2022

Toyota Australia will resume orders for its GR Yaris hot hatch on 10 November, after the huge demand for the motorsport-derived model when it first launched in late 2020 prompted a sales pause.

In order to support the delivery of the first batch of GR Yaris, Toyota Australia made the decision to place a temporary pause on orders from July 1, 2021.

Now that all of those orders have been fulfilled, Toyota can confirm that it has secured an additional 160 vehicles for Australian customers.

As with the huge demand experienced in 2020, demand is expected to exceed supply. The number of orders able to be taken by dealers will match their given allocation over the next 12 months. Customers are advised that not all dealers will have a vehicle available for order and that expressions of interest can be made for this in-demand vehicle.

“When we first launched the GR Yaris, we believed it would generate plenty of interest but even we were surprised at the phenomenal level of customer demand,” Toyota Australia Vice President Sales, Marketing and Franchise Operations Sean Hanley said.

“So we have worked hard with our parent company in Japan over the past 12 months to secure these additional 160 vehicles.

“Together with the GR Supra, recently launched GR86 and forthcoming GR Corolla, we have the most exciting family of performance cars ever available in our line-up,” he said.

With the GR Yaris exclusively hand-built in Japan, volumes are extremely limited, however Toyota Australia has secured an additional 160 examples destined for local showrooms.

The GR Yaris range will retain the same pricing as before, with the standard GR Yaris priced from $49,500 plus on-road costs1, and the more track-focused GR Yaris Rallye priced from $54,5001.

Along with the reintroduction of the GR Yaris to the Australian market, Toyota has made some minor specification changes including broader access of external colour choices for the GR Yaris Rallye, with Glacier White, Tarmac Black and Feverish Red joining the existing Frosted White pearl finish.2

The individual numbered build plaques that were fitted to the initial Rallye examples will no longer be applied.

Using experience and technology derived from motorsport, the GR Yaris delivers exhilarating performance from its 200kW/370Nm turbocharged 1.6-litre three-cylinder petrol engine and GR-FOUR all-wheel-drive system.

Alongside the GR Yaris, Toyota has announced that the long-awaited GR Supra manual will also be available from 10 November, marking the first time the performance coupe has been offered with a three-pedal option in its current generation.

The intelligent six-speed manual transmission offers smooth shifting and greater driver engagement; and starts from $87,000 plus on-roads1 for the GT – the same price as the automatic version – with the range-topping GTS priced from $97,0001.

Both vehicles, along with the upcoming GR Corolla and the just-launched GR86, will be on display at the Repco Bathurst 1000 from October 6 to 10, giving motorsport fans the first chance to see the GR Corolla in the metal ahead of its Australian arrival in the first quarter of 2023.

Toyota Australia dealers are currently taking expressions of interest on GR Corolla, with 500 units secured for the first year of production.

The GR Corolla will expand Toyota’s range of GAZOO Racing offerings to four, joining the GR Yaris, GR Supra and new-generation GR86 launched in September.

1 Manufacturer’s recommended retail prices provided for media purposes only. Statutory charges or other on-road costs not included. On road costs vary from State to State and can be found by contacting the relevant government authority. Optional colours or features at additional cost.

2 Toyota Australia reserves the right to vary or discontinue the current interior and exterior colours, trims and colour/trim/model combinations. Colours and trims displayed are a guide only and may vary from actual colours due to printing/display process. See your Toyota dealer to confirm availability when ordering your vehicle.