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Toyota GRMN Yaris: all 500 cars immediately sold after 12,300 applications received


The limited-edition Toyota Yaris GRMN is a Japan exclusive, and every example of the car is already accounted for ahead of its release

The Japanese-specified Toyota GRMN Yaris has proven to be an extremely popular variant, easily selling out of its 500 allocated examples.

Toyota Japan received 12,300 expressions of interest for the limited GRMN model that is soon to be released for Japan only. 

Deliveries in Japan are expected to take place in the summer of 2022 according to Toyota Japan. Chasing Cars understands that the top-rung GR Yaris in Meisters of the Nürburgring trim (GRMN) will not come to Australia.

The limited-run Toyota GRMN Yaris will only have 500 units

What is the difference between a GRMN and GR Yaris?

While the Toyota GR Yaris is available here in Australia (in both standard and Rallye form), overseas in Japan a more potent Yaris offering is available: the GRMN. 

Available in either Circuit or Rally guise, the GRMN has several unique features over the higher-production GR Yaris that is available in Australia. 

The Circuit Package includes BBS GRMN-designed 18-inch alloy wheels, 18-inch brakes, bilstein shock absorbers with adjustable dampers, a carbon rear spoiler, side skirts and a front lip spoiler. 

Toyota GR Yaris teaser
The GRMN Yaris under the cover of darkness

The Rally package includes GR shock absorbers and stabiliser link, GR underbody protection and a GR roll cage. 

What about powertrain and driveline improvements?

The Toyota GRMN Yaris for Japan uses the same 1.5-litre turbocharged three-cylinder engine found in the Australian-delivered GR Yaris. Peak power for the limited GRMN models is 200kW, while torque has increased by 20Nm to 390Nm

Toyota GR Yaris Rallye 2021-7
The current Toyota GR Yaris Rallye

That might not seem like much, but it should help the GRMN Yaris to accelerate to 100km/h in around five seconds. 

Haven’t we seen the GRMN Yaris before this generation?

Before there was the Toyota GR Yaris, there was a 1.8-litre supercharged GRMN Yaris that was introduced in 2017. It used a Lotus-tuned four-cylinder engine to make outputs of 156kW/250Nm

Only 150 of these cars were built for Japan, with an additional 400 built for Europe. This generation of GRMN Yaris was never available for Australia, but the current GR Yaris filled that gap in 2020. 

Toyota GR Yaris 2022: prices in Australia

All prices listed are before on-road costs.

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