Toyota in Japan has released a raft of Gazoo Racing parts for the GR Yaris, a 200 kW hot hatch that is “likely” to hit South Africa in 2021.

In the brand’s domestic market, the firm now offers an aerodynamics package that includes a GR front spoiler, GR side skirts and a GR rear bumper spoiler. There’s also a GR sports muffler that culminates in four tailpipes (rather than the standard two).

The catalogue furthermore includes a thin body stripe, a carbon-fibre reinforced plastic numberplate surround (plus locking bolts) and exterior door handle protectors, along with GR-branded valve caps.

The list of interior accessories is made up of branded floor mats, a luggage mat and various carbon-effect interior panels, plus a Gazoo Racing recorder (which slots neatly into the cubby hole). There’s also a GR strut tower bar for under the bonnet.

As a reminder, the three-door GR Yaris employs a turbocharged 1,6-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine offering 192 kW/360 N.m in European spec and 200 kW/370 N.m in Japanese spec. Toyota says the hot hatch will hit 100 km/h from standstill in “less than 5,5 seconds”.

In May 2020, Toyota South Africa Motors told the GR Yaris hot hatch was “likely” to launch locally only in 2021.

Original article from Car