2018 Toyota Yaris WRC

2018 Toyota Yaris WRC Review

2018 Toyota Yaris WRC – Recently there have emerged some photos and announcement about the Toyota Yaris WRC version. Not long afterward we have managed to receive a concept version and an official update which says that the car is going to be offered as a 2018 model and the announcements really managed to rattle some cages. The car is going to be a performance vehicle and a nice addition to the flock and a car which sports the WRC brand, World Rally Championship, is no slouch.

There has been a time when the Japanese company was a contender in the rally championship field, but it does not seem that it was that way recently. With this model they are hoping that they may get back to the position and be constructed as one of the greats in the rally industry. Thus the car will be produced in the company’s technological center in Cologne, Germany, and will be constructed from Toyota Motorsport GmbH.

The Toyota Yaris is already a very nice three door hatchback and getting it read for a rally competition is not an easy challenge to do. Luckily they managed to provide it with appropriate upgrades that he WRC version is going to benefit from in a great manner. The base Yaris is the most expected cars on the market and the upgrade it gets with at WRC form provides it with power and durability as well. Read the rest of the review to find out why everyone is eagerly expecting this car.

2018 Toyota Yaris WRC exterior

The 2018 Toyota Yaris WRC will be race ready for next year, and in order to make it as such there needed to be some upgrades added. What the car is going to receive is a safety package to provide it with all the necessary equipment for off road driving. But as a base he car still has the Yaris chassis which has been made off-road ready. The car has been altered in a sense that it does not look like a little compact car that where everything starts from, but has been given a very nice update to make it race efficient as much as possible. Thus some aerodynamic features also make it to the outside of the car.

Generally speaking the car is a lot stronger so as to provide the best possible racing features. The car has been given bigger wheels opposed to the base version of the Yaris and it will provide better stability on various kinds of roads the car is going to race on. There are some spoilers that also enhance the features of the car and make it a much useful vehicle on the track. The headlights are restyled and are very strong so as to provide immense views up ahead. The hood is completely red and the multi-color racing stripes on the side give it a mean look that is going to give it more presence when racing.


Being that this is going to be a WRC model, don’t expect the 2018 Toyota Yaris WRC to come with many comfort enhances on the inside. The seats are going to be a bit rigid as they are going to be adapted for rally driving. The inside will be additionally strengthened in order to provide the people inside more safety and enable them a better racing environment.

The car has all the makings of being used for any sort of a daily commuting service, but perhaps it is not wise to use it like that. The added inside inclusions are mainly there as they serve a purpose in the sense that they make the driving better for the passengers.


Of course what is under the hood of the 2018 Toyota Yaris WRC will be its most important characteristic. The greatest asset that the car has is the turbo-charged 1.6-liter direct injection engine,  which is capable of delivering a maximum power of 300 HP @ 6,000 RPM and a torque of 310 pound-feet. This engine is useful to provide a smooth ride on any kind of a surface and as the Yaris WRC is going to go places it more than accounts for this type of a drivetrain added. It acceleration is measured at 3.7 seconds that takes it to reach 0-60 mph and it is also able to develop a top speed of 155 mph.

Price and release date

The 2018 version of the Toyota Yaris WRC is going to come out near 2018. It may be at the beginning or just before the beginning of the year but the thing is that it is going to be ready just for the start of the new WRC season that commences then. The price is still something that is not available at the moment and will be perhaps offered near the stat of the season or at the release date. Cars to watch out for as biggest competitors to the Yaris are the 2016 Ford Fiesta and Volkswagen Polo vehicles.

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