Announced in September last year, the Toyota Yaris GRMN, 86 GR, Prius c GR Sport and Prius v GR Sport have finally gone on sale in Japan. While almost all of these models are readily available at all Toyota dealerships, the Yaris GRMN is limited to just 150 units; order books will be open on April 9 on a dedicated website and at GR Garage dealerships nationwide.

We’ll start with the Yaris GRMN, badged as the Vitz GRMN in Japan – the hot hatch is powered by the same 1.8 litre supercharged four-cylinder engine as its European twin, making 212 PS at 6,800 rpm and 250 Nm of torque at 4,800 rpm. Available only with a six-speed manual gearbox, it features Sachs dampers, underbody and strut bracing and a Torsen limited-slip differential to more effectively put power to the ground.

What differentiates the Japanese model from the European one is a sportier front bumper with larger air intakes, side skirts, a more angular rear bumper with a more aggressive diffuser and tail lights and a tailgate from the pre-facelifted Yaris. Also fitted are 17-inch BBS alloy wheels, sports seats, a GR-badged instrument cluster, a smaller steering wheel and four-piston front brake callipers clamping on slotted discs.

Also available is the 86 GR, a development of the limited-edition 86 GRMN. It gets a full aero kit, 17-inch Rays alloy wheels, Sachs dampers, Recaro seats, six-piston front brake callipers (four-pots at the rear) and a Torsen limited slip differential. Still no extra power from the 205 PS 2.0 litre flat-four, unfortunately.

Meanwhile, the Prius c and v GR Sport are basically appearance packages for the hybrid hatch and MPV respectively. Both get new front and rear bumpers, sports seats, a GR-badged instrument cluster, a smaller steering wheel, specially-tuned suspension and extra bracing. The Prius c also received a genuine leather-wrapped gearknob and additional spot welding points for added rigidity.

Pricing for the Yaris GRMN is 4,000,000 yen (RM142,600), while the 86 GR retails at 4,968,000 (RM177,100). Meanwhile, the Prius c GR Sport is priced at 2,332,800 yen (RM83,200) for the two-wheel drive model and 2,538,000 yen (RM90,500) for four-wheel drive, and the Prius v GR Sport is priced at 3,351,240 yen (RM119,500) for 2WD and 3,556,440 yen (RM126,800) for 4WD.

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