List: Gazoo-fied Toyota models you can buy in the Philippines

Updated May 19, 2022 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

Get to know more about the sportier versions of Toyota cars.

Japanese automaker Toyota has been raising the excitement factor of its vehicles with its performance division, Gazoo Racing (GR). The GR brand transforms Toyota vehicles to deliver a sportier appearance, as well as a more performance-oriented driving experience.

Toyota Vios GR-S badge

Toyota's GR Sport models have arrived in the country

Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) has already brought a handful of models into the local lineup with the GR-S (Gazoo Racing Sport) badge. With that being said, we have compiled the list of GR-S models that are made available locally to keep Filipinos up to speed.

Toyota Corolla Altis GR-S (Php 1,302,000)

The Toyota Corolla Altis GR-S is one of the latest entries in the local Gazoo-fied lineup. It comes with GR-exclusive features installed such as a larger honeycomb grille, a rear bumper lip, side skirts, 17-inch alloy wheels, and black side mirrors, along with red contrast stitching in the cabin.

Toyota Corolla Altis GR-S front view

One sporty compact sedan [Note: Photo shows Thai-spec GR-S Hybrid model]

Unlike the top-of-the-line 1.8 V Hybrid CVT, the Corolla Altis GR-S gets a non-hybrid powertrain consisting of the 1.6-liter 1ZR-FE gasoline engine good for 121 horsepower and 153 Nm of torque. But the sportier compact sedan does come equipped with the brand’s advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) called Toyota Safety Sense (TSS).

Toyota Corolla Cross GR-S (Php 1,774,000)

Moving over to the Corolla Altis’ compact crossover sibling, the Toyota Corolla Cross GR-S was sneaked into the local lineup last March 2022. No changes were made under the hood, but the model comes with an exclusive set of shock absorbers and springs, improving its overall handling.

Toyota Corolla Cross GR-S front view

This compact crossover comes with Toyota Safety Sense

The Corolla Cross GR-S also has a kick sensor installed, which allows the tailgate to automatically open by sliding one’s foot under the rear end. And with a press of a button, the door closes by itself for the convenience of drivers. That said, the GR-S badge improves both the sporty and daily driver characteristics of the crossover.

Toyota Fortuner GR-S (Php 2,509,000)

Based on the outgoing top-spec Fortuner LTD, the Toyota Fortuner GR-S offers cosmetic and performance upgrades including a mesh type and bi-tone paint front grille, color-keyed back door garnish and door outside handle, 18-inch GR design alloy wheels, and the addition of monotube shock absorbers for both the front and rear suspension.

Toyota Fortuner GR-S front view

A strong contender in the midsize SUV market

Under the hood, the 7-seater midsize SUV is powered by a 2.8-liter 1GD-FTV turbodiesel engine capable of generating 201 horsepower and 500 Nm of torque. The engine is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission and a 4x4 drivetrain with a differential lock feature for improved off-road capabilities.

Toyota Hilux GR-S (Php 1,985,000)

The Toyota Hilux GR-S was introduced in the local market alongside the Fortuner GR-S last October 2021. It comes with a unique front fascia with the addition of a distinctive grille that features the ‘TOYOTA’ wordtype instead of the brand’s logo found on the rest of the pickup truck’s range.

Toyota Hilux GR-S front view

The Hilux GR-S wears the Toyota wordmark across the grille 

Included in the GR-S package are monotube shock absorbers for the front and rear suspension, GR brake caliper for the front brakes, 18-inch GR design alloy wheels, wide overfenders, gloss black sports bar, fin-type antenna, revamped interior with red stitching, and paddle shifters. Aside from the standard Attitude Black Mica and Super White II, the Hilux GR-S is also available in Emotional Red exterior paint for a more striking presence, which carries a Php 20,000 premium. 

Toyota Raize GR Accessories

Despite being the newest member in TMP’s lineup, the Toyota Raize is already available with GR accessories even for its entry-level variant. But unlike the rest of the GR models in the local market, each of the Raize’s GR accessories can be availed of individually, allowing owners to dress up the subcompact crossover based on their preferences.

Toyota Raize GR Accessories

The GR accessories enhance the Raize's subcompact design

The GR accessories (with the price) for the Toyota Raize are as follows: front skirt (Php 17,800), rear skirt (Php 21,500), side skirt (Php 20,500), visor (Php 6,400), and stripes (Php 4,600). Meanwhile, no powertrain upgrades are available.

Toyota Rush GR-S (Php 1,176,000)

The Toyota Rush GR-S is the latest model to be welcomed into TMP’s Gazoo-fied lineup. According to our insider source among Toyota dealers, the sportier version of the Rush is now available as the nameplate’s new top-of-the-line variant, taking the place of the top-spec G in the range.

Toyota Rush GR-S front view

This Rush looks more ready for action on the road [Note: Photo shows Indo-spec GR-S model]

Providing the Rush GR-S with a bolder appearance are the addition of side body molding, revamped front and rear bumpers, new black trim on the doors, GR badges, and a new set of 17-inch alloy wheels. All of which come with a Php 76,000 price bump over the outgoing top-of-the-line variant.

Toyota Vios GR-S (Php 1,020,000)

TMP’s best-selling model also got a GR-S treatment, exuding a more aggressive finish thanks to variant-exclusive features such as a front bumper skirt, side skirts, a rear bumper skirt, and a rear spoiler. Inside, the Vios GR-S offers red stitching on the seats and steering wheel for a sportier appearance.

Toyota Vios GR-S

Toyota's local best-seller takes on a sportier form

The feature that makes the Vios GR-S unique from the rest of the range is the use of a 10-speed continuously variable transmission (CVT). It is connected to a 1.5-liter 2NR-FE gasoline engine capable of generating 106 horsepower and 140 Nm of torque. Additionally, the transmission is paired with paddle shifters.

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Know more about Toyota Fortuner 2022

Toyota Fortuner

The Toyota Fortuner 2022 sold in our market spans six five trim levels and 11 variants. Toyota Fortuner prices in the Philippines range from PHP 1,633,000 for the Fortuner G 2.4 M/T to PHP 2,509,000 for the flagship GR Sport 2.8 A/T. This midsize SUV spans two turbodiesel options, with most of the range equipped with a 6-speed automatic gearbox (6-speed manual for the base variant) as well as a 4x2 drivetrain (4x4 is available on the LTD trim and is standard on the GR Sport). The Fortuner brings a length of 4,795mm, a width of 1,855mm, and a height of 1,835mm on a 2,745mm wheelbase. 

The lowest monthly installment starts at Php 19,683 for the G 2.4 4x2, with 60-month payment terms on a 50 percent downpayment. As a contender in the midsize SUV segment, the Toyota Fortuner faces off against a slew of rivals including the Mitsubishi Montero Sport, Nissan Terra, Ford Everest, Isuzu mu-X, and Foton Toplander
 

₱ 1,633,000 - ₱ 2,509,000

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Rex Sanchez

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Rex Sanchez grew up in Saudi Arabia where he saw and got into the automotive scene. He started his career for an aviation company in the said region, writing about turbines and rotors which are later distributed for educational purposes. And now, he joined Philkotse.com as a staff writer. Currently, he is the youngest on the team and is more than ready to grow in the field.

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