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Spied: Supercharged Toyota Yaris GRMN to get five-door version?

Spied: Supercharged Toyota Yaris GRMN to get five-door version? image

Marcus De Guzman / Carpix for AutoIndustriya.com | May 16, 2017 10:09

Toyota spotted testing five-door Yaris GRMN prototype

Toyota's comeback in the hot hatch segment, the Yaris GRMN, proved to be quite a hit with the motoring public. Essentially the road-going version of the WRC car currently competing in the 2017 season, it features aggressive styling, high-performance suspension and a supercharged four-cylinder engine.

Spied: Supercharged Toyota Yaris GRMN to get five-door version?

Originally, Toyota said they will only make a three-door hatch but our spies were able to spot what appeared to be a five-door version of the Yaris GRMN. In terms of style, the five-door prototype has the same design cues from the standard three-door. These include the sleek headlights, wide front grill, 17-inch alloy wheels and tailgate-mounted spoiler.

What is different however is the slightly longer dimensions, as well as a single pipe exhaust at the back. In the three-door version, the Yaris GRMN originally had a centrally mounted exhaust. This could have been done to accommodate the extra space for the five-door version.

Side profile of the five-door Toyota Yaris GRMN prototype

It's highly likely that the 1.8-liter four-cylinder supercharged engine will also see use in the five-door hatch. The engine produces 210 PS and is also expected to be mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox.

Rear quarter of the five-door Toyota Yaris prototype

With two extra doors, the Yaris GRMN is aimed squarely against the likes of the all-new Ford Fiesta ST, Volkswagen Golf GTI and Peugeot 208 GTI (with the Fiesta and Golf being available in five-door variants).