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Toyota GR Yaris Car News in the Philippines

  • Toyota Australia screening GR Corolla buyers to weed out resellers -- report

    AutoFun Philippines has extensively covered the depths that dealers and resellers would go to make big bucks off a hot, new car. Irate buyers of the recently launched Honda Civic Type R FL5 approached us after Honda Cars Philippines dealers were reportedly asking for up to ₱800,000 over the car’s ₱3,880,000 price tag. Some dealers were even disallowing straight-cash purchases and pushing for financing packages with huge interest, which the Department of Trade and Industry is punishable with jail

    VJ BacunganVJ Bacungan

    Feb 16, 2023

  • Honda Civic Type R-ternatives: When you have cash to spare

    Almost as soon as it was launched, the Civic Type R has been embroiled in a price-gouging scandal that has honestly turned off a lot of potential buyers from the coveted 4-door sports car. Unwilling to give in, these people are by no means hard up or are unable to pay the exorbitant markups – on the contrary, a cool half-mil to some of these people is simply a proverbial drop in the ocean. What they don’t care about is being cheated out of their hard-earned money for someone else’s gain. So what

    Mark PolicarpioMark Policarpio

    Feb 5, 2023

  • Building a Mazda MX-5 killer -- our wishlist for the Toyota MR-S reboot

    When we reported on Toyota’s supposed plan to revive the MR-S sports car, you folks couldn’t get enough of it. Whether it was the baby-Lamborghini Huracan looks rendered by Japanese publication BestCarWeb or the promise of yet another 21st-century Toyota sports car, the idea of a nippy, mid-engine two-door clearly captured your imagination. Throughout our racing careers, both AutoFun Philippines content head Mikko David and I have been able to take the Toyota MR-S convertible to its limits on th

    VJ BacunganVJ Bacungan

    Dec 21, 2022

  • An MR-S comeback? Toyota, Daihatsu, Suzuki team up for purported mid-engine sports car

    If you’re one of the people who miss the little Toyota MR-S, a revival may be in the works. A report from Japanese publication BestCarWeb said Toyota is teaming up with Daihatsu and Suzuki to develop a mid-engined sports car that may be launched in 2025. All three brands will likely have their own versions. The MR-S successor will likely use the same Toyota New Global Architecture platform on the Toyota GR Yaris, with the front end reportedly using the GR Yaris’ suspension. Meanwhile, Daihatsu a

    VJ BacunganVJ Bacungan

    Dec 16, 2022

  • Proof of concept: Toyota running hydrogen, carbon-neutral fuels in Thailand endurance race

    Motorsports is the last place you would expect to hear about sustainability. Perhaps even less so at endurance races, where cars at full belt for up to 25 hours straight, testing both man and machine through day and night. But in a December 2022 press statement, Toyota Motor Corporation said it would field two cars at the 25-hour IDEMITSU 1500 SUPER ENDURANCE 2022 that aims to break the mold. The Japanese carmaker said it would field a Toyota GR Corolla powered by hydrogen and a Toyota GR86 that

    VJ BacunganVJ Bacungan

    Dec 15, 2022

  • 2022 Vios Cup finale on Nov. 19 at Clark International Speedway

    If you want to do something exciting this weekend, the 2022 Toyota Gazoo Racing Vios Cup's final round will be on November 19, 2022, at Clark International Speedway. In a press statement, Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) said there will be three Circuit Championship classes, along with the Autocross Challenge races, in the long-running one-make racing event. “These race events will feature seasoned and celebrity racers along with influencers and members of the media who will either defend their pl

    VJ BacunganVJ Bacungan

    Nov 17, 2022

  • Hybrids are the Way to Go for Toyota at PIMS

    Local automotive market leader Toyota is betting on a hybrid and performance display lineup at the 8th Philippine International Motor Show to interpret this year's show theme of Mobility + Humanity. Hybrid versions of the RAV-4, Camry, and Corolla Cross, along with the GR Yaris, the GR Supra and the recently launched GR 86 share display space at the Toyota booth. Guided by this year's theme, Toyota Motors Philippines (TMP) joins this year's PIMS to exhibit its wide selection of products and serv

    Gilbert ChaoGilbert Chao

    Sep 16, 2022

  • Philippines to launch new Toyota model soon – 2021 Toyota GR Yaris or Toyota Vios GR Sport maybe?

    TMP Toyota will be launching a new model on March. TMP has decided to announce that the GR Yaris’s pricing prior to the official launch: The GR Yaris will sticker for P2,650,000 (not covered by safeguard duties) here in the Philippines. Typical of such pre-launch teasers, details are intentionally held back but the tone and manner of the communication suggests something youthful, emotional and sporty. So we can safely rule out cars like the Toyota Fortuner and Toyota Innova, both of which are al


    Mar 27, 2020

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