UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT) has just announced that the availability of the Toyota GR Yaris hot hatch is fading in the country. You read that right, the RM286,896 GR Yaris is nearly sold out!
Malaysia, through UMWT, has been allocated less than 200 units out of total global production of 25,000 units for the homologation special.
All GR Yaris will be equipped with the Performance Pack that includes higher grip tyres with lightweight forged rims, a limited-slip differential (LSD) on both axles, as well as circuit driving-oriented suspension tuning.
Cooling ducts are also punched into the front bumper to cool the disc brakes and red calipers, a feature unique only to the Performance Pack edition.
Weighing in at just 1,280 kg, the GR Yaris offers plenty of performance via the unique full-time four-wheel drive system that allows the driver to select three pre-sets of front-to-rear torque distribution levels.
The entire roof panel is made up of lightweight carbon fibre material, a first for a Toyota model. It is manufactured through a process called carbon fibre-sheet moulding compound (C-SMC).
“Although the GR Yaris has been fast taken up, we encourage keen parties to continue to register their interest with our GR Garage Dealers nationwide,” said Ravindran K., President of UMW Toyota Motor.
Since it’s nearly sold out plus the MCO now enforced, it is wiser to discuss the purchase via the online portal.
The extraordinary demand for the GR Yaris has also been evident in some other countries. In Australia, for example, 1,000 units were snapped up within just one week. A united chorus of experts praise for its all-round performance has helped cemented its brilliance as well.
Thank you to the enthusiast that see the true value in a bespoke, limited production vehicle like the GR Yaris. This car could very well be the final configuration (turbocharged petrol engine, manual transmission, 4WD, widebody etc.) to be offered before the fully electric revolution begins.