There is no cooler car on the planet right now than the World Rally Championship Toyota Yaris. Ever since Toyota’s maddest peanut started testing, there’s been a sick, all-encompassing need among rally fans for an overpowered hot hatch Yaris that we common-folk can buy. Praise be to Toyota — they’re actually making it. But damn them, it’s not coming to Australia.
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Toyota announced this week that it will show off a high-performance three-door Yaris alongside its WRC car at the Geneva Auto Show. Sure to be the best and quickest roadgoing Yaris ever — although the bar for that is admittedly low — the little car will pack 210 horsepower, or about twice what you’d get in a regular Yaris.
I’ve only seen these renders of it, but I desperately need to hoon it with every fibre of my being.
The newest Yaris will debut alongside a host of upgrades to the whole Yaris line-up, including design tweaks to the front and rear of the car, a refreshed interior and technical upgrades aimed at making even the humblest Yaris a better handling, more comfortable ride.
Sadly, Toyota Australia has confirmed to motoring.com.au that they have no plans to bring the car to Australia.