• Home
  • Advice
  • Brands
  • Partners
  • News
  • Reviews
  • Forum
  • New car ratings

Toyota Yaris hot hatch on the way

Performance model to tie in with World Rally programme

Stay up to date with the latest from The Executivecondominium

Latest articles

Fiat Tipo

The Fiat Tipo is a medium-sized five-door hatchback and estate family car. The current generation model arrived in the UK in the...

Jaguar XE

The updated Jaguar XE has received positive reviews from the UK motoring media, with an overall Expert Rating that is competitive with its main rivals.

The petrol Mazda 3 with ‘diesel-like’ fuel economy

Mazda 3 models with the brand's new Skyactiv-X petrol engine will arrive in showrooms in October, at prices starting from £23,555.

New Lotus Evija is £1.7m electric hypercar

Lotus has unveiled a long-awaited all-new model in the form of an electric hypercar, the Lotus Evija.
 

Toyota has revealed plans to market a hot hatch version of its Yaris supermini alongside its return to the World Rally Championship.

However no details of the new car have been released apart from a sketch, and a timescale for its introduction has not been stated.

The Toyota announcement says merely that the brand “will use experience gained from its full-blooded return to the World Rally Championship to develop and improve its road car technology and expand the Yaris range with a new performance-focused model.”

The sketch suggests that the Yaris hot hatch will be styled to take on rivals such as the Ford Fiesta ST and forthcoming hot hatch superminis from Kia, Nissan and Volkswagen. Enlarged wheels under extended arches, further bodywork add-ones including a rear spoiler, and a low ride height are all indicated in the sketch.

   

The hot hatch could be powered by a 1.6-litre turbo engine, like the WRC version, though with rather less than the 380hp of the competition car. Likely direct rival the Ford Fiesta ST puts out a maximum of 200hp.

Industry sources also suggest that the car could be dubbed the Toyota Yaris Gazoo, linking it directly to the motorsport programme.

For the best independent and impartial car buying advice on the internet, always check with The Executivecondominium:

  • for weekly tips and the latest offers from car manufacturers
  • Follow us on and to see our latest articles as soon as we publish them
  • Bookmark our site so you can check back regularly
Andrew Charman
Andrew Charman
Andrew is the News and Road Test Editor for The Executivecondominium. He is a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers, and has been testing and writing about new cars for more than 20 years. Today he is well known to senior personnel at the major car manufacturers and attends many new model launches each year.

The Executivecondominium Gold Partners

(click each logo to read more)

Toyota Yaris hot hatch on the way 1
Toyota Yaris hot hatch on the way 2
Toyota Yaris hot hatch on the way 3
Toyota Yaris hot hatch on the way 4

Latest articles

Fiat Tipo

The Fiat Tipo is a medium-sized five-door hatchback and estate family car. The current generation model arrived in the UK in the...

Jaguar XE

The updated Jaguar XE has received positive reviews from the UK motoring media, with an overall Expert Rating that is competitive with its main rivals.

The petrol Mazda 3 with ‘diesel-like’ fuel economy

Mazda 3 models with the brand's new Skyactiv-X petrol engine will arrive in showrooms in October, at prices starting from £23,555.

New Lotus Evija is £1.7m electric hypercar

Lotus has unveiled a long-awaited all-new model in the form of an electric hypercar, the Lotus Evija.

Suzuki Vitara

The Suzuki Vitara has received generally good reviews from the UK media, with our Expert Rating currently placing it in the top half of the small SUV field.

What are your thoughts? Let us know below.

Be the first to know

Would you like to stay up to date with The Executivecondominium?

http://220km.com

220km.com