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July 10, 2021

Toyota Motor PH To Start Turning Over GR Yaris To Customers On July 17 (w/ Specs)

UPDATE: Toyota Motor Philippines now moved it to August 14 (7/19).

The long wait is almost over. After a pre-selling that started way back in March 2021, Toyota Motor Philippines will be turning over the first batch of GR Yaris to owners starting this Saturday, July 17. The date also happens to coincide with the official launch date of Toyota’s high-performance hot hatch.

The GR Yaris made its first official public appearance at the first leg of the Toyota Vios Cup, but Toyota Motor Philippines is still keeping the specs of the P 2.65-million tightly under wraps. Regardless, the full specs of the three-door Gazoo Racing model happened to land in our inbox, and this is what we’re sharing with you.

First up, the GR Yaris won’t be a limited edition or serialized model like the Honda Civic Type R. However, it’s understood that only 150 or so units will be arriving to satisfy performance enthusiasts in the country.

There are only three colors to choose from: Super White II, Precious Black, and Emotional Red. These models were all shown at the Toyota Vios Cup.

As for the remainder of the specs, the GR Yaris will get a boosted 1.6-liter inline-3 with 257 horsepower (261 PS), while torque is rated at 360 Nm. The sole transmission is a 6-speed manual. Other tidbits of info include the required octane (95 RON minimum) and emissions (Euro 6B).

Underneath, the Philippine-spec GR Yaris will offer the GR-Four 4WD system as well as the GR High Performance suspension pack. For track enthusiasts, they’d be pleased to know that it will arrive with front and rear Torsen-type limited slip differential (LSD) as well as a drive mode selector. It will also get 18-inch BBS alloy wheels and an Active Noise Control for its exhaust system to “amplify” the engine sounds.

It’s also the latest Toyota model to receive the Toyota Safety Sense and with that comes with pre-crash safety, adaptive cruise control auto high beam, and lane trace assist. It will also have a 7-inch display audio system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and synthetic leather/suede seats.

Currently, there’s still some allocations of the GR Yaris left to prospective buyers, and they can order one through any of the following GR Certified Performance Toyota branches:
  • Toyota Alabang
  • Toyota Commonwealth
  • Toyota Global City
  • Toyota Makati
  • Toyota Manila Bay
  • Toyota Otis
  • Toyota Quezon Avenue
  • Toyota Bacoor
  • Toyota Batangas
  • Toyota Calamba
  • Toyota La Union
  • Toyota San Fernando
  • Toyota San Pablo
  • Toyota Cebu
  • Toyota Mabolo
  • Toyota Davao
Check out the full specs below.

2021 Toyota GR Yaris Philippine Specifications:
  • Overall Length: 3,995 mm
  • Overall Width: 1,805 mm
  • Overall Height: 1,455 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2,560 mm
  • Body Type: 3-door Hatchback
  • Engine: G16E-GTS (1.6-liter turbocharged inline-3)
  • Transmission: 6-speed MT
  • Maximum Output: 257 horsepower (261 PS)
  • Maximum Torque: 360 Nm
  • Fuel Octane Rating: 95 RON Minimum
  • Emissions Rating: Euro 6B w/o OBD
  • Drivetrain: GR-Four 4WD System
  • Suspension: GR High Performance
  • Front and Rear Torsen Type LSD
  • Normal/Sport/Track Drive Mode Selector
  • Active Noise Control
  • 18-inch Opposed Ventilated, 4-Caliper Front Brake
  • 16-inch Ventilated 2-Caliper Rear Brake
2021 Toyota GR Yaris Exterior Features:
  • 3-tier LED Headlights w/ DRL
  • LED w/ Line Guide Rear Tail Lamps
  • LED Back-Up Lamp
  • LED High-mounted Stop Lamp
  • Auto-retract, Heated Side View Mirror
  • 18-inch BBS Forged Alloy Wheels
  • Carbon Fiber Roof
2021 Toyota GR Yaris Interior Features:
  • 4.2-inch TFT LCD Multi-Function Display
  • 3-spoke Leather Steering Wheel
  • Tilt/Telescopic Steering Column
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • 7-inch Display Audio with CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Suede/Synthetic Leather Sports Seats for Front Seats
  • Leather with Chrome Parking Brake
2021 Toyota GR Yaris Safety Features:
  • 7 SRS Airbags
  • ABS with EBD
  • Vehicle Stability Control with Hill Start Assist
  • Toyota Safety Sense w/ Pre-Crash System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Auto High Beam
  • Lane Trace Assist


  1. hula ko yung mga bibili neto gagamitin lang sandali tapos ibebentana na nila ng mas mahal kaysa brandnew na presyo. lelz. tulad din ng ginawa nila dati sa type R HAHAHAHA


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