a while Ago we have spoken of the Toyota Yaris WRC and the return of the brand to the World Championship of Rallies. And it seems that this philosophy and sportsmanship will also be extended to their production models. In fact, we have confirmed that there will be a Toyota Yaris sport, a road version comes inspired by the model of competition. In addition, it could carry the last name Gazoo, in reference to the brand team.
In the teaser that have been released we can see a silhouette quite a bit more interesting that the Yaris today. Bet for a body three doors, which seems to have widened and is situated closer to the ground. In side view stand out the tires of a large size, and other elements such as the front splitter, the rear diffuser or a discreet spoiler on the roof. It is clear that it will not be as extreme as the Yaris WRC.
unfortunately, he still has not said anything of the mechanics that feed it. Speaking of that has a motor turbo four-cylinder and 1.6-liter, same features as the competition. However, the power will be quite minor and is expected to develop around 200 HP, a figure similar to that of competitors like the Ford Fiesta ST, the Opel Corsa OPC or the Peugeot 208 GTi. The 0-100 km/h could do it in about 6.5 seconds and its maximum speed would be about 225 km/h.
The brand said that this Yaris sports “will use the experience gained upon our return to the Championship World Rally championship to develop and improve the technology of the car of street and widen the range of the Yaris with a model focused on the performance“. Seems to be a segment that will be exploited soon, since there is already talk of the arrival of a Nissan Micra Nismo and a Kia Rio GT. The new model could be presented in the next Geneva.
Sources – Toyota
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