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Breaking the limits: The Toyota GR Yaris upgrade takes driving to new heights

The legendary Toyota GR Yaris has received a magnificent upgrade, benefitting from technical, design, and construction enhancements that will take the driving experience to new heights.

Three years of tireless efforts have been poured into perfecting this iconic vehicle, resulting in a more powerful, responsive, and engaging ride.

The bespoke GR Yaris chassis has been fortified, while the interior cockpit and driving position have been reimagined to exude the essence of a true sports car.

Whether cruising on the open road or dominating the race track, the GR Yaris offers an unparalleled driving sensation.

The suspension has also been fine-tuned to provide ultimate handling control and unwavering performance, even under intense pressure, with updated spring rates and a reinforced front shock absorber assembly.

Previously only available with a six-speed manual transmission, the GR Yaris now caters to a wider audience of driving enthusiasts with the addition of an automatic option.

This transmission has been put through its paces by the TGR World Rally Team, enduring a variety of road surfaces and professional motorsport competitions in the Japanese Rally Championship and Toyota GAZOO Racing Rally Challenge.

This rigorous testing ensures that the new transmission is not only durable but also reliable.

The control software of the eight-speed automatic has been meticulously crafted to enhance the dynamic driving experience, seamlessly anticipating gear shifts based on the driver’s throttle and brake inputs.

With a heat-resistant clutch and closely spaced gear ratios, this transmission optimizes the power delivery of the GR Yaris’ dynamic 1.6-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine, which now boasts an impressive output of 224kW and 400Nm of torque.

But the enhancements don’t end there. The GR Yaris has undergone aesthetic upgrades both inside and out, with the dashboard and multimedia screen angled towards the driver by 15 degrees for optimal functionality.

Safety and convenience have also been elevated with the addition of advanced safety features and Toyota Connected Services, ensuring the utmost protection for occupants.

The new GR Yaris encompasses all the beloved elements of its predecessor and elevates them to new heights. It is truly in a league of its own and will continue to dominate the competition.

Exciting news for South African car enthusiasts – the refreshed GR Yaris is being considered for local release by Toyota South Africa Motors.

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