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2020 TOYOTA GR YARIS - DELIVERY MILEAGE

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This Toyota GR Yaris is a pristine, as-new example of the sensational homologation hot hatch that has taken the industry by storm. Under the bonnet is a 1.6-litre turbocharged three-cylinder motor, producing 257bhp and 265lb-ft of torque, coupled to a six-speed manual transmission that drives all four wheels via an electronically controlled multi-plate clutch. The GR-Four AWD system can be electronically switched to vary the torque distribution between, choosing between Normal (60:40, front to rear), Sport (30:70) and Track (50:50), to alter the driving characteristics of the car.

The GR Yaris has wowed the critics with its incredible real-world performance; dubbed “a great drivers’ car of the type we worried we’d never see again” by Evo magazine, which called it “a little gem”, “the return of the homologation special”, and crowned it Hot Hatch of the Year. It swept the board across the other major magazines, too, winning the same category prize from Autocar, CAR, and Top Gear.

First registered on 11 December 2020, this example remains in as-new condition with only delivery mileage on the odometer. It was specified in Scarlet Flare pearlescent paint, with GR Ultrasuede sport seats, and is offered directly from its first and only private owner.

The bodywork and paint are immaculate, and while it may share parts of its nameplate with the common supermini, the GR Yaris shares only the front and rear lights and its wing mirrors with the regular runabout. This is a bespoke motorsport-focused machine, equipped with an aluminium bonnet and aluminium doors, as well as a carbon-fibre roof. With a relatively low roofline, it looks squat and purposeful on the road, and all of the body trims are still pristine - as are the 15-spoke alloy wheels.

Inside, the GR Ultrasuede fabric on the seats is accented by red stitching, which continues through the leather-trimmed steering wheel and the gaiters for the gear lever and handbrake. There is a touch-screen entertainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, as well as USB connectivity and DAB digital radio. It is fitted as standard with a reversing camera, push-button start, and the Toyota Safety Sense package including Lane Trace Assist/Lane Departure Alert, Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control, Road Sign Assist and Automatic High Beam. All of the upholstery is of course as-new, with no marks or scuffs.

Accompanying the car is all of the original literature supplied by the Toyota main dealer, as well as all keys, tools, and other accessories. It remains under the generous five-year warranty - and Toyota has already confirmed that track day use does not invalidate this cover.

This Toyota GR Yaris represents a great opportunity to acquire an incredible hot hatch to enjoy on the road immediately. If you want to experience this homologation special’s particular combination of turbocharged power and four-wheel-drive dynamics, then now is your chance to add one of these critically acclaimed performance cars to your collection.

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All UK-registered cars and motorbikes on Collecting Cars are run through an online HPI check. This vehicle shows no insurance database markers for damage or theft. It is currently covered by a finance agreement, but the remaining balance will be cleared before ownership is transferred to the buyer.

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