Fleets of fancy

Fleets of Fancy: Toyota Yaris GRMN

Why should I want it?

The first Toyota to appear on this Fleet of Fancy page, and it’s something of a surprise that it’s the little Yaris. Until you realise that the GRMN – which stands for the catchy Gazoo Racing tuned by the Meister of the Nurburgring – breaks through the 200hp and the £26,000 barriers. Which both sound like a lot; it’s got almost 100hp over any other Yaris.

 

Why can’t I have it?

It’s a Toyota Yaris for entry BMW 3-Series money, and it’s not the subtlest, thanks to the rear spoiler, Toyota Gazoo Racing-inspired decals and centre-mounted exhaust pipe similar to that of the Yaris World Rally Car.

 

Arguments to use on the fleet manager

Only 400 of the special-edition Yaris GRMN will be built for the whole of Europe, making it as special as the price implies. It’s a nimble little thing that sounds lovely, and GR will become Toyota’s sportier trim level going forward, with different alloys and body upgrades.

 

More fleety alternative

 

Fleet of Fancy - Toyota Yaris GRMN - 2018 - More Fleet Alternative - Ford Fiesta STIt’s less exclusive than a limited run of 400, but the new Ford Fiesta ST is grabbing attention as a great hot hatch. It’s got a sub-£22,000 price tag and emissions of 136g/km, but still has in excess of 200hp.

 

 

 

 

 

Factfile

Toyota Yaris GRMN
Economy:37.7mpg
Emissions:170g/km
Performance:6.5 seconds/143mph
Power:209hp
Price:£26,295