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Hot Toyota Yaris named, will pack a supercharged heart


Officially revealed last month with the only detail being power output, Toyota has divulged more technical details and a name for its hot three-door only Yaris.

As previously reported, the Yaris will take inspiration from the Japanese's company 2017 World Rally Championship contender, and will be known as the Yaris GRMN with the abbreviation standing for Gazoo Racing Masters of the Nürburgring.

Somewhat surprisingly though, Toyota has opted forego the trend of turbocharging in favour of supercharging the 1.8-litre petrol engine for a total output of 155 kW, with torque and performance figures open for speculation. A six-speed manual will mostly likely drive the front wheels unlike the Yaris WRC's paddle-shift / four-wheel drive layout.

Along with a model specific bodykit, the GRMN will receive upgraded brakes and suspension, different wheels and unique interior details. More information will became available closer to its world debut at Geneva Motor Show next month.

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