Toyota Yaris

Ogier, Ingrassia and TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Crowned 2021 Champions

Monday, November 22, 2021 - 3:03am

The win was the fifth of the season for Ogier and Ingrassia after victories in Monte Carlo, Croatia, Sardinia and Kenya.

Key Points: 
  • The win was the fifth of the season for Ogier and Ingrassia after victories in Monte Carlo, Croatia, Sardinia and Kenya.
  • It was their 54th WRC win together in what was the final event of their full-time careers: Ogier will contest a part-time schedule with TOYOTA GAZOO Racing in 2022 while Ingrassia steps out of the co-driver's seat after a highly-successful career.
  • Thanks to them, I was able to watch all the events being thrilled expecting that somebody from our team would win.
  • To be eight-time champions is a great record, and we are all proud that two out of those eight were with Toyota.

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Counts on Proven Winners for a New WRC Era

Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 9:12am

TOKYO, Oct 7, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - The TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team will enter a new era of the FIA World Rally Championship relying on a strong driver line-up of proven winners across its three full-season manufacturer entries in 2022.

Key Points: 
  • TOKYO, Oct 7, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - The TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team will enter a new era of the FIA World Rally Championship relying on a strong driver line-up of proven winners across its three full-season manufacturer entries in 2022.
  • To complete the high-calibre line-up, Esapekka Lappi makes a welcome return to the team to share a car with Ogier during the season.
  • Ogier claimed his seventh world championship title in 2020 in his first season driving the Toyota Yaris WRC.
  • In 2018 his three podium finishes helped Toyota to win the manufacturers' championship before he moved on to other challenges.

Flying Evans delivers another home win for the Toyota Yaris WRC

Monday, October 4, 2021 - 2:26am

The result means that the Toyota Yaris WRC - built in the rally's home city of Jyvaskyla - maintains its unbeaten record on its home roads since its debut in 2017.

Key Points: 
  • The result means that the Toyota Yaris WRC - built in the rally's home city of Jyvaskyla - maintains its unbeaten record on its home roads since its debut in 2017.
  • It's also the 200th WRC podium for Toyota, which becomes only the third manufacturer to reach the figure.
  • With his second win of the season, Evans reduces the gap to championship leader Ogier to 24 points with a maximum of 60 available.
  • I feel we were able to give back to the place where the Yaris WRC was born and to the roads which made it strong.

Toyota Yaris WRC Returns to Home Roads for an Autumn Rally Finland

Friday, September 24, 2021 - 12:30pm

Toyota City, Japan, Sept 24, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - The TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team will compete on home roads for the first time in more than two years when the spectacular Rally Finland returns with a new autumn look on October 1-3.

Key Points: 
  • Toyota City, Japan, Sept 24, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - The TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team will compete on home roads for the first time in more than two years when the spectacular Rally Finland returns with a new autumn look on October 1-3.
  • Developed at the team's headquarters close to the event's service park in Jyvaskyla, the Toyota Yaris WRC has an unbeaten record on Rally Finland after victories in 2017, 2018 and 2019.
  • All of the team's drivers will be contesting Rally Finland in the Yaris WRC for the first time.
  • A fifth privately-entered Yaris WRC will be driven by Esapekka Lappi, who won the event for the team back in 2017.

Epic Triumph for Rovanpera and the Toyota Yaris WRC in Greece

Monday, September 13, 2021 - 6:34am

Sebastien Ogier completed a double podium finish for the Toyota Yaris WRC, strengthening both his and the team's positions at the head of the championship standings.

Key Points: 
  • Sebastien Ogier completed a double podium finish for the Toyota Yaris WRC, strengthening both his and the team's positions at the head of the championship standings.
  • On the return of the WRC to Greece for the first time since 2013, Rovanpera and Ogier formed part of a top three covered by just 3.9 seconds at the end of Friday.
  • Rovanpera then went on to seal the victory in style on the shorter second running of Tarzan with the fastest time in the Power Stage.
  • The Toyota Yaris WRC locked out the top three places in the Power Stage, with Elfyn Evans second fastest and Ogier third.

More new and demanding roads ahead for the Toyota Yaris WRC

Friday, August 6, 2021 - 9:56am

Toyota City, Japan, Aug 6, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - The TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team will target another successful showing on unfamiliar roads when the Toyota Yaris WRC makes its first appearance at a classic event on the European rally calendar: Ypres Rally Belgium (August 13-15).

Key Points: 
  • Toyota City, Japan, Aug 6, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - The TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team will target another successful showing on unfamiliar roads when the Toyota Yaris WRC makes its first appearance at a classic event on the European rally calendar: Ypres Rally Belgium (August 13-15).
  • While none of the four Toyota drivers have competed before in Ypres - which is hosting Belgium's first ever WRC round - the event has a rich history dating back to 1965.
  • In that time, it has developed a reputation for its demanding stages on fast and narrow farmland roads around the West Flanders region.
  • These are often lined by large drainage ditches and include numerous junctions, while dirt is frequently dragged onto the road.

New-Look Toyota Yaris Wrc Ready to Fight for More Titles in 2021

Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 11:16pm

Toyota City, Japan, Jan 15, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - The TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team has unveiled a new look for the Toyota Yaris WRC as it prepares to add to the car's haul of FIA World Rally Championship success during the 2021 season.

Key Points: 
  • Toyota City, Japan, Jan 15, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - The TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team has unveiled a new look for the Toyota Yaris WRC as it prepares to add to the car's haul of FIA World Rally Championship success during the 2021 season.
  • Underneath this new appearance, the team will continue with the proven package of the Toyota Yaris WRC for a fifth consecutive season - the last before new technical regulations are introduced to the championship in 2022.
  • In 2021, the team's aim is to secure the full set of championship titles.
  • The team continues to work to optimise the Yaris WRC, with further developments set to be introduced during 2021.

Toyota's Global Sales and Production Up Year-on-Year in October for Second Consecutive Month

Friday, November 27, 2020 - 2:31pm

Results in October were driven primarily by sales in the U.S. and China, and global sales were up approximately 8 percent year-on-year.

Key Points: 
  • Results in October were driven primarily by sales in the U.S. and China, and global sales were up approximately 8 percent year-on-year.
  • Results in October were driven primarily by production in China and Japan, and production was up approximately 9 percent year-on-year.
  • Strong sales of the Levin and Corolla had an impact, and production was up approximately 10 percent year-on-year.
  • In addition to recovery of the global market, sales in Japan of new models including the Harrier and Yaris were strong, and as a result, production up approximately 12 percent year-on-year.

Toyota's GR Yaris Makes Its Dynamic Debut at the Goodwood Speedweek

Monday, October 19, 2020 - 10:41am

In the rally stage (Rally Sprint) held from October 16 through 18, the new GR Yaris was driven as the zero car(3).

Key Points: 
  • In the rally stage (Rally Sprint) held from October 16 through 18, the new GR Yaris was driven as the zero car(3).
  • In addition, in the Motorsports Circuit special stage (First Glance), the GR Yaris was driven in public.
  • As for GR production vehicles, the GR Supra limited edition(5) also appeared at the Goodwood Motor Circuit.
  • Master driver Morizo also participated through video, sharing through images his passion for motorsports, the development of the GR Yaris, and the experience of riding in the passenger seat of the GR Yaris.

Toyota Celebrates Launch of New GR Yaris in Japan with Virtual Event

Friday, September 4, 2020 - 5:42am

Toyota City, Japan, Sept 4, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - Celebrating the launch of the all-new GR Yaris in Japan, on sale nationwide through Toyota dealers starting from September 4, TOYOTA GAZOO Racing announced today that it will hold an event, called the GR YARIS ONLINE FES, that will display virtual images of the GR Yaris to fans, starting at 7:30 p.m. on September 16 (available only in Japanese).

Key Points: 
  • Toyota City, Japan, Sept 4, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - Celebrating the launch of the all-new GR Yaris in Japan, on sale nationwide through Toyota dealers starting from September 4, TOYOTA GAZOO Racing announced today that it will hold an event, called the GR YARIS ONLINE FES, that will display virtual images of the GR Yaris to fans, starting at 7:30 p.m. on September 16 (available only in Japanese).
  • This event will communicate the ideas incorporated in the development of the GR Yaris and its development story, together with information about the GR FACTORY.
  • Additionally, President Akio Toyoda, in his Morizo master driver persona, will drive the GR Yaris and offer the opportunity for a VR(1) drive-along.
  • Headquartered in Toyota City, Japan, Toyota has been making cars since 1937.