Video: Watch Toyota Rub Salt in the Wound by Showing Off Its GR Yaris

https://www.youtube.com/embed/MN3c9oo2DKU

The grass may only seem greener on the other side of the fence, but when it comes to the GR Yaris—sold nearly everywhere but North America—we think it actually is.

Thankfully, a Gazoo Racing version of the Corolla hatch looks to be in the works, and it's destined for our shores. In the meantime, though, we'll be watching this video on repeat and thinking about what might have been.

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Trent (Generally supportive dude)
Trent (Generally supportive dude) PowerDork
9/23/20 11:23 a.m.

Neat car but that camera work makes it unwatchable.

They are clearly using a steady cam mount but are intentionally moving the car in and out of frame. I realize this is to give a sense of speed and exhilaration but it comes off like bad crash zooms on a persons first youtube video

captdownshift (Forum Supporter)
captdownshift (Forum Supporter) UltimaDork
9/23/20 11:31 a.m.

Ugh, it's small, light, nimble, playful and engaging. Everything lacking in the US market. 

noddaz
noddaz UltraDork
9/23/20 1:22 p.m.

Yes, that was hard to watch.

 

Placemotorsports
Placemotorsports Reader
9/23/20 1:26 p.m.

Why tease? 

MrChaos
MrChaos SuperDork
9/23/20 1:43 p.m.
Placemotorsports said:

Why tease? 

we are only gettin the corolla hatch with that drivetrain.

Placemotorsports
Placemotorsports Reader
9/23/20 1:57 p.m.

Fun cars under $30k are slim

Datsun310Guy
Datsun310Guy MegaDork
9/23/20 1:59 p.m.
Placemotorsports said:

Fun cars under $30k are slim

I thought this car was in the $40-$45,000 range. Did I read that wrong?  Awesome car but how much if they did send it?

captdownshift (Forum Supporter)
captdownshift (Forum Supporter) UltimaDork
9/23/20 2:25 p.m.

In reply to Datsun310Guy :

Fine, fun cars under 3000lb are slim. Fun cars over 3000lb aren't really fun, they're merely using forward thrust to compensate. 

CyberEric
CyberEric Dork
9/23/20 2:54 p.m.

GR stands for grrrrrrrr! broken heart

kevinatfms
kevinatfms Reader
9/24/20 11:39 a.m.
MrChaos said:
Placemotorsports said:

Why tease? 

we are only gettin the corolla hatch with that drivetrain.

Ive heard we are getting the turbo 3 cylinder but not the all wheel drive...

boxedfox (Forum Supporter)
boxedfox (Forum Supporter) Reader
9/24/20 3:01 p.m.

Ah, the old Gunma Cycle Center. Do people still ride bicycles on that track or is it now used exclusively for filming cool car videos?

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