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Toyota GR Yaris 2022: pause on new orders remains in place NINE months later as deliveries continue


Strong demand unable to be met with supply forced Toyota to suspended GR Yaris orders since last year and little has changed since then

Toyota Motor Corporation Australia (TMCA) has confirmed to Chasing Cars that orders for its GR Yaris hot hatch remain suspended, with buyers unable to place an order for the three-door, manual-only hot hatch.

Nine months have now passed since Toyota Australia paused orders for the GR Yaris in July 2021, though orders placed before that date have continued to be delivered by Toyota dealers nationwide.

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Toyota has confirmed new orders are still paused on the GR Yaris nine months after the initial announcement

When the pause was initiated in July 2021, Toyota had delivered 1700 examples of the GR Yaris to Australian buyers, but at the time of writing in March 2022, more than 2100 Australians had taken delivery of a GR Yaris.

“The strong global and local demand for this model has resulted in a long pause in supply for this particular vehicle and we are continuing to negotiate for additional supply of this highly popular model for Australia,” said a spokesperson for Toyota Australia.

“We will provide updates in the future if the current sales pause is able to be lifted.”

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The GR Yaris has enjoyed considerable popularity since its launch

It is unclear whether Toyota will resume customer orders for the GR Yaris before the Australian release date of the larger five-door GR Corolla hot hatch in late 2022 or early 2023.

While the hot Corolla is yet to be revealed globally, Chasing Cars understands that the GR Yaris and GR Corolla are closely related, sharing a 1.6-litre turbocharged three-cylinder engine producing 200kW of power and 370Nm of torque.

Both use a six-speed manual gearbox, though an eight-speed automatic is about 18 months from release – while a four-wheel-drive system can be locked in a strongly rear-biased mode. Both vehicles use the rear suspension of the Corolla.

Toyota GR Yaris 2022: prices in Australia

All prices listed are before on-road costs.

  • GR Yaris: $49,500
  • GR Yaris Rallye: $54,500

Additional reporting by Tom Baker