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Pricing is announced, $10k discount for first 1000 buyers, delivery starting in November and we're going to get the GR Yaris Rallye version in 2021 with limited-slip differentials, stickier Michelin tyres, and lightweight BBS alloy wheels.

 

https://www.caradvice.com.au/883804/2021-toyota-gr-yaris-from-39990-drive-away-in-november-track-version-due-early-next-year

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I need to vent - just a little.  To all those people saying it's a $40k Yaris.......   You mean like how an $80k HSV was a Commodore? Or how a Monaro was a 2 door Kingswood? Or how an Evo is

"This is Toyota’s riposte. And it’s superb. It proves what we’ve long suspected – that a pukka road-going rally car is the best thing for tackling a modern B-road: small and light, with punchy dynamic

Not my style at all, much too "anime" for me. I prefer smoother, more classical lines, say this:

damn. that is aggressive pricing. i honestly was expecting at least 50k on the generous side.

edit: ah wait. it is 50k. fell for that 49500 trap. oops lol.

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9 minutes ago, pezzy said:

damn. that is aggressive pricing. i honestly was expecting at least 50k on the generous side.

edit: ah wait. it is 50k. fell for that 49500 trap. oops lol.

$39,950 drive-away for the first 1000 buyers.

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1 hour ago, Batty said:

Still a Yaris 🤢

Compared with the regular Yaris, the new machine has an entirely different body, with a lower roof, three doors instead of five and significantly reworked bodywork to aid aerodynamics.  The bodywork makes extensive use of carbonfibre polymer and aluminium to reduce weight. It also includes a substantially wider rear track than the regular Yaris, along with new double-wishbone rear suspension. Kerb weight is 1280kg.

 

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/toyota-gr-yaris-hot-hatch-2020

 

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Still a Yaris.

 

If it is not a Yaris, then change the name. Simple.

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strange logic lol. so *insert any sports model of a model line up* its still the base model?

 

40k is mighty tempting even without lsd. surely it would cost a fraction of 10k plus for an aftermarket one if they do become available.

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2 hours ago, ArthurDent said:

Nah, that was a Yaris YR.

 

Completely different 😉

It goes faster in reverse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)

 

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8 hours ago, niterida said:

I was seriously considering one until I realised they are manual only 😢

That may limit sales but some will no doubt think manual only is a good thing considering the rest of the specs for the car.

 

And then there's the real men drive manuals and all that nonsense.

 

Manual only didn't appear to hurt Hyundai i30 N sales although they've now introduced an 8 speed DCT as an option for the new model.

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2 hours ago, Grizzly said:

Odd choice of name for a tuning outfit

gazoo.jpg

 

Yeah, it's an interesting one!

 

The background to it is:

 

 

The meaning of GAZOO


Today, “GAZOO” refers to the word “Garage”, a very intimate place where people work together to improve the smallest details, with the aim of delivering ever-better cars and services for each customer, in each garage. As such, the name embodies the spirit that drives TOYOTA GAZOO Racing.


But the origin of the name goes back nearly twenty years to the creation of GAZOO.com, a website gathering images of the vehicles on stock at each of the dealerships. Its name, “GAZOO”, was derived from the Japanese word “gazo” which means image or photo. Although the use of imagery on website is commonplace today, it was revolutionary for the automotive industry in Japan in the mid-1990s when internet technology was at its infancy. GAZOO.com offered consumers a wide choice of products, allowing them to find the best deal available, and this is where the philosophy of providing ever-better cars to the Toyota customer originates.

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The bodywork makes extensive use of carbonfibre polymer and aluminium to reduce weight. It also includes a substantially wider rear track than the regular Yaris, along with new double-wishbone rear suspension. Kerb weight is 1280kg.

Should be more like 1000kg given the size and a 1.6 3 cylinder... I'd want to know where those 'extensive' carbon and alu bits are, or where the lead is:) 

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38 minutes ago, murrmax said:

Should be more like 1000kg given the size and a 1.6 3 cylinder... I'd want to know where those 'extensive' carbon and alu bits are, or where the lead is:) 

Ally for the doors, bonnet and hatch, CF for the roof. Lead in the floorpan for lower C of G and better handling 😉

10 hours ago, ArthurDent said:

That may limit sales but some will no doubt think manual only is a good thing considering the rest of the specs for the car.

 

And then there's the real men drive manuals and all that nonsense.

 

Manual only didn't appear to hurt Hyundai i30 N sales although they've now introduced an 8 speed DCT as an option for the new model.

I would personally prefer a manual but the missus only has an auto licence 😢

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theres also the drivetrain for that added weight. i think they did pretty good weight wise. the fwd version is around 1100kg iirc. but that comes with a na 1.5 3 banger and cvt.

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On 17/09/2020 at 10:11 AM, ArthurDent said:

Manual only didn't appear to hurt Hyundai i30 N sales although they've now introduced an 8 speed DCT as an option for the new model.

I think it hurt the I30N in a big way. They wanted to take on the GTI, they got no where near it.

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15 minutes ago, RockandorRoll said:

I think it hurt the I30N in a big way. They wanted to take on the GTI, they got no where near it.

Speed wise they got near it, some would say past as the i30N sure is quick and a fun car to drive.  Will a  8 speed DCT broaden it's appeal, time will tell.

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16 minutes ago, ArthurDent said:

Speed wise they got near it, some would say past as the i30N sure is quick and a fun car to drive.  Will a  8 speed DCT broaden it's appeal, time will tell.

Sorry, i just meant in terms of sales numbers. 

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55 minutes ago, RockandorRoll said:

Sorry, i just meant in terms of sales numbers. 

Yeah I did get that, hence the "Will a  8 speed DCT broaden it's appeal, time will tell. " bit.

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10 minutes ago, ArthurDent said:

Looks like a fun car to me. Perhaps I'm not old enough.

Yeah, I am loving how it seems to irritate the grey haired brigade....

They obviously did it right.

 

The base Yaris just got a 5 star ancap safety rating as well.

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14 minutes ago, ArthurDent said:

Looks like a fun car to me. Perhaps I'm not old enough.

Sod all to do with age.

 

Assuming one misses the first 1000 and it becomes $50K give me this instead, any day of the week and twice on Sunday.

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15 minutes ago, rantan said:

Sod all to do with age.

 

Assuming one misses the first 1000 and it becomes $50K give me this instead, any day of the week and twice on Sunday.

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Didn't think you could get one of those for $50k.

 

Still don't understand why you think the Yaris is ridiculous though.

 

A compact and affordable hot hatch with some serious mechanicals including a proper AWD system unlike what the Germans give us.

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Granted the Yaris is a smaller class than cars such as the Megane, Golf et al the additional engineering appears to be a step above most of them>  If you can get $10K off the performance pack version that would make it a great car at a competitive price. (albeit probably not a DD for a person with a family - something I don't think it is marketed to:)).

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I was looking for the electric car thread and got distracted by all the fuss over a manual Yaris with teeth. I should get my sister to trade her Yaris on one of these.😎.  Some people, are saying they prefer a Megan over this.  Can’t see why, this has a manual box.  It’s a proper drivers car where you do stuff yourself. 
 

What  surprised me in a negative way is the weight. My Peugeot 308 was bigger and from memory it weighed fractionally less.  At 1280kg it’s actually the same weight as a VW e-up battery electric with 37kWh battery. Someone needs to GR the e- Up....“.Gruppy“.  Not a manual, but way better than any auto with a turbo..  That could be an amusing future focused micro drivers car.

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Better be quick for the discount pricing, apparently they sold 560/1000 on the first day. Be interesting to see if they do put the price up. 

 

Car sales are crazy at the moment. Guess most folks who are fortunate to have kept their job are cashed up -as usual spending on going out / holidays etc is not possible.

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2 hours ago, AudioGeek said:

Better be quick for the discount pricing, apparently they sold 560/1000 on the first day. Be interesting to see if they do put the price up. 

 

Car sales are crazy at the moment. Guess most folks who are fortunate to have kept their job are cashed up -as usual spending on going out / holidays etc is not possible.

Pretty amazing sales day.

 

https://www.caradvice.com.au/886734/i-called-my-own-bluff-and-ordered-a-gr-yaris/

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8 hours ago, AudioGeek said:

Better be quick for the discount pricing, apparently they sold 560/1000 on the first day. Be interesting to see if they do put the price up. 

 

Car sales are crazy at the moment. Guess most folks who are fortunate to have kept their job are cashed up -as usual spending on going out / holidays etc is not possible.

Yep - slightly off-topic though. 

I could have bought one of 3 2012 Audi S3 Limiteds back in about March for between $18-21k - one had Stage 2+ mods. Now there are 3 for sale and the cheapest is $26k and it has 20,000 more kms than any of the cheaper ones !! Used car prices have gone crazy. 

Even boat prices have gone up and everything is selling in days when pre-Covid they would take months.

But luckily  I bought my 2004 VZ Monaro last year for $20k - cheapest one advertised now has 30,000 more km and is $35k 😀

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