|Yaris WRC, with its elder sibling Corolla WRC|
|Toyota Yaris WRC - Front view|
|Toyota Yaris WRC - Rear view|
|Toyota Yaris WRC - Side view|
Yaris in its WRC outfit was seen a few times testing in European region since early 2014, although the car was de-badged during the time. Perhaps, the automotive outfit wanted to keep it under wrap until its final 'GO' word for the Yaris platform, which happened early this week.
Excerpts of Toyota's Official Press Release!
|Toyota Yaris WRC - Studio|
- Toyota has started preparations for its return in 2017, judging this event to be a leading stage to promote its ever-better-cars activities.
- Toyota Motorsport GmbH (TMG) is developing and testing the engine and vehicle, which is based on the Yaris.
- Between 1973 and 1999 (with a temporary suspension between 1996 and 1997), Toyota won 43 WRC rallies and won the championship three times.
|Vehicle||Yaris WRC (length 3,910 mm; width 1,820 mm)|
|Engine||1.6-liter direct-injection turbo (in line with global race engine stipulations)|
|2015 test drivers||Stéphane Sarrazin, Sebastian Lindholm, Eric Camilli|
Drivers for the 2017 competition are as yet undecided.
Morizo Test Drives Toyota Yaris WRC