Toyota Yaris gets GR Sport treatment in Indonesia

Updated Feb 24, 2022 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

This is the Vios-based Yaris, not the famous hot hatch.

Toyota Astra Motor, the official distributor of Toyota models in Indonesia, has recently launched the GR Sport version of the Toyota Yaris.

A picture of the Toyota Yaris GR Sport

The Toyota Yaris GR Sport for the Indonesian market

To avoid confusion, this is the Vios-based Yaris hatchback and is not the limited edition Toyota GR Yaris hot hatch. To further clear things up, the 'GR' in its model name comes after Yaris, making it the Toyota Yaris GR Sport. Of note, the XP210-based hot hatch comes with a slightly different naming convention, as the GR comes before Yaris.

So, what’s special about the Toyota Yaris GR Sport? Essentially, it gets a full body kit with a front lip, a rear lip with a diffuser, and GR Sport side skirts, as well as an alternate set of 16-inch wheels. The interior also comes with red contrast accent stitching on several areas including the center armrest, the steering wheel, the interior door cards, and the seats.

A picture of the rear of the Toyota Yaris GR Sport

The Yaris GR Sport from the rear

The dashboard also gets a seven-inch touchscreen that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as a GR Sport opening animation. Other features include a push-to-start button with GR Sport branding, and plenty of GR Sport logos on other parts of the vehicle in general.

As for the rest of its amenities and its mechanical bits, it remains identical to the Vios-based top-spec Toyota Yaris hatchback for the Indonesian market.

Under the hood, it uses the same 1.5-liter naturally-aspirated inline-4 gasoline engine that the Philippine-spec Toyota Yaris uses. At maximum, this engine can make 106 horsepower and 140 Nm of torque. Power is then sent to the front wheels through a continuously variable transmission (CVT) with paddle shifters for its manual mode.

A picture of the interior of the Toyota Yaris GR Sport

The cockpit of the Yaris GR Sport for the Indonesian market

In Indonesia, the Toyota Yaris GR Sport starts at a price of 269,700,000 Indonesian rupiahs. That approximately amounts to Php 943,900 once converted into local currency, before taxes and other fees.

Do you like the look of the Toyota Yaris GR Sport? Do you think it’s a good idea for Toyota Philippines to bring this spicy model in?

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Know more about Toyota Yaris 2024

Toyota Yaris

Like its brothers in other Southeast Asian markets, the Philippine-spec Toyota Yaris is a five-door subcompact hatchback based on the Toyota Vios sedan. Locally, it is available in two variants: the Yaris E 1.3 AT and the Yaris S 1.5 AT. Toyota Yaris price Philippines starts at ₱973,000 for the entry-level E 1.3 AT, while the top-of-the-line Toyota Yaris S 1.5 AT is priced at ₱1,114,000

Both trims of the 2023 Toyota Yaris Philippines utilize a 1.5-liter inline-4 gasoline engine capable of making up to 106 horsepower and 140 Nm of torque. For both Yaris variants, both come with a continuously variable transmission with a paddle shifter manual-mode. 

Size-wise, the Toyota Yaris measures 4,140mm long, 1,730mm wide, and 1,500mm in height. It also has a wheelbase length of 2,550mm, and a ground clearance of 140mm. 

In the local market, the Toyota Yaris’ competitors includes the likes of the Volkswagen Santana GTS, Honda City hatchback, Mazda2, Suzuki Swift, etc. 

₱ 973,000 - ₱ 1,114,000

Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel


Cesar Guiderone B. Miguel was born and raised in Iligan City, Lanao Del Norte. He graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in English degree from Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology. He previously worked as a freelance writer for various websites, as a member of the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction Management's training staff, and as a medical sales representative.


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