Toyota GR Yaris Sebastien Ogier and Kalle Rovanpera rally-edition ideas revealed | Technoscoob

Toyota has revealed two GR Yaris particular editions named after two of its World Rally Championship drivers. However it’s unclear if they’re deliberate for Australia.

Two special-edition variations of the Toyota GR Yaris scorching hatchback have been revealed to have fun the corporate’s win within the World Rally Championship (WRC) final 12 months.

The GR Yaris fashions – the Kalle Rovanperä Version and Sébastien Ogier Version – are named after two of the Japanese automotive big’s WRC drivers, who led Toyota to its second World Rally title in a row, and made Rovanperä the youngest drivers’ champion in WRC historical past.

The 2 particular editions are branded as ideas for now, nonetheless it’s steered they’re previews of future limited-edition fashions. Toyota says “the discharge date and car particulars of this mannequin will probably be launched sooner or later.”

It’s unclear if both mannequin – based mostly on the GR Yaris Rallye bought domestically, or “RZ Excessive Efficiency” because it’s identified in Japan – will probably be provided in Australia, or if they are going to be Japanese exclusives. Drive has contacted the corporate for remark.

The Kalle Rovanperä Version is the extra radical of the pair, with a purple and white racing livery impressed by Toyota’s WRC competitors vehicles, the rear wing from final 12 months’s GRMN Yaris track-focused version, a black entrance splitter, purple brake calipers, and gloss black 18-inch cast alloy wheels.

In the meantime, the Sébastien Ogier Version wears matte gray paint, black decals on the doorways, and blue brake calipers – plus a smaller rear spoiler than the Kalle Rovanperä Version, and no entrance splitter.

Inside, every automotive has distinction stitching impressed by the flag of every driver’s nation – blue and silver for Finnish driver Rovanperä, and blue, white and purple for French ace Ogier – whereas every has a particular construct plate honouring every automotive’s significance, and a brand new all-wheel-drive mode selector dial.

Each vehicles inherit the engine tune from the powered-up GRMN Yaris manufacturing particular version, boosting the 1.6-litre turbocharged three-cylinder to outputs of 200kW and 390Nm – up 20Nm.

Toyota says “for individuals who have signed a contract for a similar mannequin, we’re contemplating posting the proof on the WRC competitors automotive as a accomplice who fights collectively within the WRC, and offering a chance to speak with Sébastien Ogier and Kalle Rovanperä.”

It is unclear precisely what it will entail, however in the course of the reveal of the vehicles Toyota Gazoo Racing boss Koji Sato spoke of “particular experiences” for consumers of the particular editions.

Launch timing and closing specs for the manufacturing variations of the Toyota GR Yaris Kalle Rovanperä and Sébastien Ogier Version ideas is but to be confirmed.

Alex Misoyannis

Alex Misoyannis has been writing about vehicles since 2017, when he began his personal web site, Redline. He contributed for Drive in 2018, earlier than becoming a member of CarAdvice in 2019, turning into an everyday contributing journalist inside the information group in 2020.

Vehicles have performed a central position all through Alex’s life, from flicking via automotive magazines at a younger age, to rising up round efficiency automobiles in a car-loving household.

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