Toyota GR Yaris Kini di UK Dan Akan Tiba Sini Melalui Pasaran Kelabu Malaysia Tidak Lama Lagi?
Sudah cukup jelas bahawa Toyota GR Yaris yang baharu adalah hot hatch yang hebat, jenis yang telah lama kita nantikan dari jenama ini selama bertahun-tahun. Kereta ini sangat popular di kalangan peminat sehingga habis dijual di Australia dalam masa seminggu memulakan debutnya. Sudah tentu, Toyota Australia hanya membawa sebilangan kecil kereta (1000 unit), tetapi masih jelas bahawa permintaan lebih tinggi daripada perancang produk sangkakan. Kini kereta ini mendapat debut ‘dinamik’ awam di UK dengan Goodwood Speedweek bebas penonton.
Persoalan kami adalah: berapa lama sebelum Toyota GR Yaris sampai melalui pengimport selari di seluruh negara dari UK?
Ini dia kenyataan media dari Toyota mengenai debut dinamiknya.
The Goodwood Festival of Speed (GFoS) is known as a motorsport festival where many motorsport fans, famous cars both old and new, and world class drivers gather from all over the world usually around July every year. The 2020 festival was postponed to next year or later due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, while a no-spectator event was held in its place as the Goodwood Speedweek. Scenes from the event were “broadcast” worldwide over the Internet. TGR raced at the GFoS in 2009, and has participated in the motorsports festival since 2012.
In the rally stage (Rally Sprint) held from October 16 through 18, the new GR Yaris was driven as the zero car＊3. In addition, in the Motorsports Circuit special stage (First Glance), the GR Yaris was driven in public. The GR Yaris was born as a vehicle that anyone can drive the way they want with peace of mind on any road in the world. The reason for this is that it incorporates lessons learned from the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team (WRT), including how to make cars that are competitive in the WRC＊4, as well as learnings gleaned from evaluations given by professional drivers from the early stages of development. Based on the desire of master driver Morizo to “restore the Toyota sports cars,” the new GR Yaris was created as the first Toyota vehicle developed with the reversed concept of turning a motorsports car into a production car. For this event, 2019 TGR WRT drivers, Jari-Matti Latvala and Kris Meeke, and Elfyn Evans who is racing as a 2020 TGR WRT driver were drove the GR Yaris.
As for GR production vehicles, the GR Supra limited edition＊5 was also appeared at the Goodwood Motor Circuit.
Master driver Morizo also participated through video, sharing through images his passion for motorsports, the development of the GR Yaris, and the experience of riding in the passenger seat of the GR Yaris.