Toyota’s GR arm branches right into designs with much less bark, yet a lot more rear.

It appears just reasonable that as Toyota broadens the reach of its Gazoo Racing efficiency arm around the world, even more market-specific designs will certainly show up.

This sort of believing might see rally-inspired, overlanding variations of the HiLux and also LandCruiser get to Australian display rooms. In Malaysia, nonetheless, it sees the GR therapy used in an extremely various means.

Meet the Toyota Vios GR-S, based upon the third-generation Vios– Toyota’s Yaris- sized car pitched at sedan-loving markets like Thailand, Vietnam, India, and also different other Asia Pacific nations.

You might also recognize with the previous Vios, a variation of which offered in Australia as the Yaris car. This present generation has actually been offered because 2013, with an upgrade in 2016 and also currently a 2nd modification in December 2020.

In the instance of the Vios GR-S, the Malaysian market modifies line the small 4 door up with the one make Vios Challenge race collection, which will enter its 4th period in 2021. Like Australia’s Toyota Gazoo Racing Australia 86 Series, the Vios Challenge functions as a growth collection, with specialist vehicle drivers and also novices requiring to the track in parity-spec automobiles.

For anybody that had not been able to protect a seat in the collection, the Vios GR-S allows you take the enjoyable residence. Modifications consist of modified sporting activities suspension, an extra hostile styling set, and also a CVT car retuned from the requirement Vios’s seven-step handbook setting, to currently include 10 automated proportions.

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United Motor Works Toyota (UMWT), Toyota’s Malaysian arm, asserts the transmission adjustments boost reaction greater in the rev array.

The Vios GR-S rolls on blacked-out 17-inch alloy wheels shod in 205/45 R17 tires– the biggest ever before fitted to aVios Sports seats in natural leather and also suede-look trim, and also a natural leather guiding wheel with change paddles additionally include some aesthetic panache.

There’s a couple of various other little information adjustments also, like optitron tools with red dealings with, red comparison sewing made use of throughout the inside, a GR computer animation for the journey computer system screen on start-up, plus GR logo designs for the head relaxes, starter switch and also flooring mats.

While the Vios could be funneling the GR Yaris with its face-lift and also mesh grille inserts, unlike the much warmer Yaris, the Vios preserves 4 doors, and also a completely working rear and also boot, making it a far better suitable for energetic young households.

As holds true for GR Sport designs (like the C-HR GR Sport offered in Australia), the Vios GR-S concentrates mainly on dealing with and also styling upgrades and also leaves engine efficiency unblemished, with a normally aspirated 1.5-litre ranked at 79kW and also 140Nm.

While the efficiency side of points isn’t also enthusiastic, the Vios is no cut-price unique, valued from 95,284 Malaysian ringgit (around AU$ 31,150) although that rate consists of a respectable tools checklist with 7.0-inch smart device suitable infomercial, environment control, 7 air bags, unseen area and also back cross web traffic alert, a 360-degree video camera system with online overpass feature, and also self-governing emergency situation stopping.

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The Vios markets along with various other GR designs in Malaysia consisting of the GR Supra and also GR Yaris, which coincides worldwide Yaris offered in Australia, and also not based upon the Malaysian neighborhood market Yaris, which is a hatchback variation of the Vios– itself based upon a somewhat older system contrasted to the brand new Yaris offered below.

Oh, and also in instance you were asking yourself just how those designs accumulate in Malaysia versus what you can obtain below, the GR Yaris is valued from RM299,000 while the GR Supra starts from RM589,987. That’s around AU$ 97,750 and also AU$ 192,900, making the Vios GR-S appear like an efficiency deal.