Welcome to the evolving Vitz we delve into the exciting world of the JDM Toyota Yaris GR. You may already know that the Toyota Vitz in Japan is the Toyota Yaris outside of Japan. However, Toyota has taken the foreign name, Yaris, and applied it to the Toyota Vitz specifically for the JDM market. Introducing the JDM Toyota Yaris GR, a unique variant with a three-door configuration.
Setting it apart from the regular Yaris is its remarkable 1.6-liter inline three-cylinder turbo engine, delivering an astonishing performance of 272PS of power and 370Nm of torque despite its compact size.
Remarkably, the GR Yaris is produced in a special factory known as the “GR Factory,” and despite its impressive specs, it offers excellent cost performance. The standard-grade GR Yaris is priced between 3.96 million yen and 4.56 million yen, making it an enticing choice.
In addition to the GR Yaris, there is also the “RS” variant featuring a lighter 1.5-liter inline three-cylinder engine. The RS model retains practicality, comfort, and comes at a more affordable price of 2.65 million yen. If you prioritize practicality, comfort, and price, the RS model is highly recommended.
Let’s take a closer look at the top three popular models sold in Japan:
1. GR Yaris RZ Hybrid 1.6L: This top-selling model comes with a new price of 4.56 million yen. It boasts all-wheel drive, a manual transmission, a five-door configuration, and is equipped with the turbo engine G16E-GTS.
2. GR Yaris RS 1.5L (non-hybrid): With a new price of 2.65 million yen, this model offers front-wheel drive and an automatic CVT transmission.
3. GR Yaris RZ 4WD iMT 1.6L: Priced at 3.96 million yen, this model features all-wheel drive and a manual transmission.
Explore the thrilling world of the JDM Toyota Yaris GR and discover the perfect model that suits your preferences and driving experience. And yes, all these models are found daily in the Japan used car auctions.