by Bennett Oghifo
Toyota’s new GR Yaris achievement car has raced to sales success advanced of its November barrage with 560 cars ordered back pre-sales began this week.
According to the automaker, “Extraordinary appeal – fuelled by the barrage action for the aboriginal 1,000 cars – led to a flood of online orders beyond the country with a arresting 250 awash online in the aboriginal 30 minutes.
“Orders accept been taken by added than 100 dealers beyond the country, led by NSW with 226 cars and Queensland with 124.
Of the colours available, about two-thirds of barter chose white while the butt breach about analogously amid red and black.”
Toyota Australia Vice President Sales and Marketing Sean Haney said the adjustment aberration was barefaced because GR Yaris is a high-performance blood and the aboriginal all-Toyota sports car developed in added than 20 years.
“We set out to burn the authentic achievement sports-car bazaar – and GR Yaris has done absolutely that,” Mr Hanley said.
“It has the affection and body of a assemblage car with motorsport-inspired accreditation that will bear animating performance, on or off the track,” he said.
Born from motorsport success, GR Yaris is Toyota’s aboriginal homologation archetypal for WRC antagonism back the end of assembly of the Celica GT-FOUR in 1999.
One of the aboriginal to abode a $1,000 drop was Australian assemblage best Harry Bates, who has teamed with his ancestor and four-time civic assemblage best Neal and ambulatory assistant and brother Lewis to buy a white GR Yaris.
“I was advantageous abundant to be one of the aboriginal Australians to acquaintance the GR Yaris back pre-production ancestor models were activated in Portugal aftermost year,” he said.
“The additional I collection it, I capital one. I can’t delay to aces abundance up, drive it about – and get it on the track. Dad won three of his four Australian championships active a Celica GT-FOUR. I absent out on that era, so this is my adventitious to accept a assemblage car for the alley – cast new!”