Rally-bred GR Yaris is hot hatch extraordinaire

The Toyota GR Yaris weighs less than 1.3 tonnes - thanks partly to aluminium panels and a carbon roof.
The Toyota GR Yaris weighs less than 1.3 tonnes - thanks partly to aluminium panels and a carbon roof.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

SINGAPORE - If anyone accuses Toyota of being staid and boring, show him the GR Yaris, a manic rally-bred, two-door, three-cylinder, four-wheel, six-speed manual.

It follows a string of sizzlers such as the Toyota Supra sportscar, the Lexus LC500 grand tourer, the Lexus LFA supercar and the Toyota GT-86, whose successor will arrive by the middle of next year.

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