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    I wrote it on 11.03, this thread. As a rumour at that point, true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TypeR View Post
    It´s only for Japanise market. I think they still have some weird laws there, like maximum speed 160kmh/100mph.
    "quattro best 4wd rallycar ever"

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    So it turns out I was right that 25000 of the new 3-door, wide-bodied, Yaris GR needed to be built for homologation.

    (But it was also true that only 2500 of this base car needed to be the 4WD version).
    Last edited by Fast Eddie WRC; 16th June 2020 at 11:53.

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    For homologation, it is required to sell 2,500 base cars in a consecutive 12-month and 25,000 cars of the entire car line.

    GR Yaris is not considered to be the same vehicle series with normal Yaris because their body silhouettes are different. So Toyota has to sell 25,000 GR Yaris. That's why Toyota makes so many GR Yaris and sell them.

    In Japan there are 3 lineups in GR Yaris series, RZ, RS and RC.

    RZ 1.6L 3-Cylinder Turbocharged direct Injection engine, 6MT, 4WD
    RS 1.5L 3-Cylinder Toyota Dynamic Force engine, 10CVT, FF
    RC same engine with RZ, 6MT, 4WD, 30kg lighter than RZ. Base car for the competitions.

    Pre-order is only for RZ and Toyota has already gotten 6,000 orders.

    In Japan, 98.5% of cars are automatic and a few people can drive a manual transmission car, so no wonder that Toyota sells a CVT model.

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    TGR technical director Tom Fowler interview:

    https://www.wrc.com/en/archive/podcasts/

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    Tommi Mäkinen on the 2021 GR Yaris:

    "It is clear that the end of the Toyota GR Yaris WRC is due to the coronavirus . Keep in mind that any vehicle that competes in the World Rally Championship needs 25,000 units to comply with the FIA homologation . It is difficult to answer the question of whether Toyota is now in a position to manufacture this vehicle at such volume.

    Along these lines, Mäkinen added: "It has been a great disappointment for everyone , especially for all the people who have worked in the early days of the car and who have seen its full potential in the WRC . Everyone wanted to see how far the car could go. Despite this situation, everyone has been able to see that it was a car for a single year and that, therefore, the hybrid regulations of 2022 are very close and it will not be without work . We have to focus on that too because in a situation similar to the one we have now, the development of the 2022 car cannot be stopped. ”

    https://dirtfish.com/rally/wrc/podca...nland-testing/ Makinen part is 20 minutes in...
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    https://dirtfish.com/rally/wrc/why-t...mpression=true

    Toyota was testing driver ergonomics of the Yaris GR last week, that’s why it was running as a second car

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnttiL View Post
    https://dirtfish.com/rally/wrc/why-t...mpression=true

    Toyota was testing driver ergonomics of the Yaris GR last week, that’s why it was running as a second car
    They also confirmed the GR Yaris will be the shape of their 2022 car, not an SUV like the C-HR.

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    So Hyundai upped their game. (looking at performance of all 3 cars, not just Tanak).

    Now what will Toyota do for next year? Hastily restart the development of Yaris GR? Probably not enough time for that. Hope that small upgrades will be enough?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mknight View Post
    So Hyundai upped their game. (looking at performance of all 3 cars, not just Tanak).

    Now what will Toyota do for next year? Hastily restart the development of Yaris GR? Probably not enough time for that. Hope that small upgrades will be enough?
    Sure but they (Hyundai) still need three consistent drivers for all 10-12 rounds, the rotation system using is nice but Neuville will need to be in his game each event alongside Tanak if they want to claim another title...but this is way way way to early to speculate for next year, we haven't even finished the first event of this (renewed) year.
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