Late last year, we saw it complete a sub-eight-minute lap around a section of the Nurburgring Nordschleife. Then, in March, Toyota Motor Philippines dropped a bomb and made it official: the Toyota GR Yaris would indeed arrive in the Philippines in 2021. Like a piece of bread landing in a crowded koi pond, the announcement was gobbled up by fawning fanboys all across the country, each aware that this was going to be big—this was going to be very, very big.
Months later, here we are. The GR Yaris is launching. One look at this magnificent beast of a hatchback should be enough to get most auto enthusiasts excited, but in case it isn't, then this should do the trick. If nothing else, it's proof that the hype is real.
Now, without further ado, let's get on with it, shall we?
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