Toyota Yaris GRMN

MR week in review: 13 January 2018

Toyota Yaris GRMN

With an image more typically associated with learner drivers and septuagenarians, the Toyota Yaris has been a paragon of sensibility. Which makes the new GRMN hot hatch version, featuring a supercharged engine and limited-slip differential, a huge juxtaposition compared to the previous back catalogue of this popular supermini. 

The launch for the Yaris GRMN featured plenty of time on track, with Toyota keen to demonstrate the abilities of this compact hot hatch. It has a sizeable price tag for such a small car, and you can read whether it lives up to expectations right here.

This week we’ve also take a look at the greatest junior hot hatches from history, checked out all the highlights from the Autosport International show, and looked ahead to the forthcoming Detroit Auto Show.  

Car News

Euro NCAP's best-in-class cars for safety 2017

Euro NCAP has released the results of the safest cars tested in key classes during 2017. Volkswagen performed particularly well, with three models making the list. 


Toyota Yaris GRMN

2018 Toyota Yaris GRMN – First drive
It might have a strange name, be expensive, and only intended to be sold in very limited numbers. But the GRMN adds a hardcore element to the Yaris supermini.

Features and opinion

Pocket rockets: the best junior hot hatchbacks

Pocket rockets – the best junior hot hatchbacks
Modern hot hatches feature more horsepower than classic supercars, and are packed with technology. This collection keeps the fun at a much simpler level.

Autosport International photo highlights
Kicking off the motorsport season, Autosport International brings together a wealth of racing machinery. We have photo highlights.

2018 UKCOTY Awards shortlist
Ahead of the overall winner being announced next month, these are the cars shortlisted for the UK Car of the Year Award.

New tech at CES 2018
CES may be intended as a technology show, but car manufacturers are now using it to showcase the future of connected motoring.

Retro MR

Coys Autosport International auction

Retro MR – A Ferrari for every budget
As part of this weekend’s Autosport International show, a range of Ferrari models are going under the hammer. Not all of them require a six-figure bank account to buy.

Morris 1800

Retro MR – The story of the Austin 1800
After a series of hits, the British Motor Corporation found that success couldn’t always be guaranteed with the Austin 1800. This is the tale of woe it created.


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