Toyota Yaris GRMN – hot hatch to get 1.8 S/C engine

In the press release providing the first details of the i-TRIL Concept yesterday, Toyota also let slip the official name of the much-anticipated Yaris hot hatch, and it’s called – deep breath – the Gazoo Racing Masters of Nürburgring, or GRMN for short.

If that name sounds familiar to you, that’s because it’s been used on a number of concepts and specially-tuned Japan-only Toyota models, including the Vitz GRMN Turbo. Unlike that car, however, the Yaris GRMN will be powered by a 1.8 litre supercharged engine, claimed to produce over 210 hp.

Toyota Yaris GRMN – hot hatch to get 1.8 S/C engine

Like its contemporary hot hatch rivals, the Ford Fiesta ST and the Peugeot 208 GTi, expect that power to be sent to the front wheels via a six-speed manual transmission. Larger brakes and a lowered, uprated suspension system should also be on the menu.

Said to be inspired by the Yaris WRC, the new car also gets few unique cues that differentiate it from the standard Yaris. These include a black tailgate spoiler, a rear diffuser with a large, centrally-mounted exhaust tip, black wing mirror caps and larger 17-inch alloy wheels, along with black and red stripes around the car that are reminiscent of the rally car.

GALLERY: Toyota Yaris facelift

Looking to sell your car? Sell it with myTukar.