Would you pay £30,000 or more for a Toyota Yaris? Apparently, quite a lot of people would because Toyota reports great interest in its UK GR Yaris allocation. Three versions are available: the standard GR Yaris, priced at around £32,000; the GR Yaris Convenience Pack, at around £34,500; and the GR Yaris Circuit Pack, at around £36,000.
The standard variant comes with 18-inch alloy wheels shod with Dunlop Sport Maxx tyres plus dual-exit exhaust pipes, a leather steering wheel, keyless entry and active noise control. The more track-orientated 'Circuit Pack' variant adds a pair of limited slip differentials, red brake calipers, tuned suspension and stickier Michelin Pilot Sport tyres. Both variants come with white paint standard, but customers can choose red, black or silver finishes as an option.
Obviously, there are lots of supermini hot hatch rivals that cost substantially less - the Ford Fiesta ST and the MINI Cooper S come to mind. But none of them will feel as special or as race-ready as this wild Yaris. It'll sell to the kind of person who might otherwise have chosen something like Honda Civic Type R.