Published on July 9th, 2021 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Toyota GR Yaris Hot Hatch Sold Out Globally For 2 Years
Yes, you need to wait more than 2 Years to get a brand new GR Yaris.
The Toyota GR Yaris which was officially launched just in September 2020, in the middle of this raging pandemic has been selling faster than the factory can produce it.
News has just been shared saying that this super hatch (yes it is beyond the average hot hatch) is completely sold out globally for 2021 and also 2022 (next year). This is why the Toyota Motor headquarters is opening a new order book for 2023 deliveries.
Toyota President Akio Toyoda’s promise of ‘no more boring cars’ has been fulfilled around the globe with the all new Supra, the GT86, the RAV4 Hybrid and now this GR Yaris. More exciting vehicles are on the way and we have seen some of them at the last Tokyo Motor Show.
Engineered with engineering input from Toyota’s Gazoo Racing World Rally Team and their drivers, this car is built on a bespoke platform and powered by a 257bhp G16E-GTS 1.6-litre three-cylinder turbocharged engine which sends power to all four wheels through Toyota’s new GR-Four permanent all-wheel drive system.
In Malaysia, the situation is similar as of early 2021 allocation for Malaysia was also sold out and during this continuing pandemic.
Of the 25,000 units which will be sold globally, less than 200 units bearing a special plate to indicate its exclusivity, have been allocated for the Malaysian market. And just like the performance of the car, the units have shot out of the showrooms with unprecedented speed, demonstrating its undeniable desirability.
“When we were informed of the new Toyota GR Yaris by Toyota Motor Corporation, we knew it would have great potential in the Malaysian market, especially with the increasing motorsport and motorsport-related activities organized by UMW Toyota Motor,” said Ravindran K., President of UMW Toyota Motor.
“The enthusiastic fans were eagerly awaiting the launch of the model and wasted no time booking one right after we launched the car on December 17, 2020. And now, just over a month since its launch, we have been receiving such overwhelming response. We thank customers for their enthusiastic support,” he said.
“Although the GR Yaris has been fast taken up, we encourage keen parties to continue to register their interest with our GR Garage Dealers nationwide,” he added. The extraordinary demand for the GR Yaris has also been evident in some other countries. In Australia, for example, 1,000 units were sold within just one week. A united chorus of media praise for its all-round performance has helped ignite interest as well.
Priced from RM286,896 (excluding insurance, road-tax and SST exemption), the GR Yaris has been offered only through a limited number of dealerships with the GR Garage. This is a dedicated sales channel for GR (GAZOO Racing) products such as the GR Supra, GR Yaris and Vios GR-Sport as well as performance items.