Toyota has officially revealed the Yaris GR Sport, a warm supermini that takes inspiration from the Yaris GRMN, ahead of its motor show debut at Paris in October.
Due on sale from late 2018, it will mark the first time Toyota has launched a GR Sport trim level in Europe, having launching the Japan-only GT86 GR Sport in July.
The Yaris GR Sport uses the same 1.5-litre hybrid powertrain as the standard Yaris, developing a combined 99bhp output from the four-cylinder petrol engine and electric motor.
Toyota has instead focused its performance upgrades on suspension, with Sachs Performance dampers and a solid anti-roll bar for added rigidity. Ground clearance has also been reduced by 11mm compared with the standard Yaris.
The GR Sport sits on exclusive black 17in alloy wheels, which are fitted with the same 205/45 R17 Bridgestone Potenza RE50 tyres as the Yaris GRMN.
Available exclusively as a five-door, it also shares its exterior styling with the Yaris GRMN, including a rear spoiler and black colour scheme for the roof, front grille, door mirrors and door mouldings.
Interior tweaks include GR-branded sports seats and the same three-spoke steering wheel as the GT86. GR logos have also been added to the digital instrument cluster.
Prices have yet to be confirmed, but the GR Sport is likely to carry a premium over the £20,150 top-end Yaris Bi-tone.