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New personalised efficiency upgrades out there for Toyota GR Yaris – EAST AUTO NEWS

New personalised efficiency upgrades out there for Toyota GR Yaris


Toyota’s Kinto program has simply launched a number of personalised efficiency upgrades for its GR Yaris, the place amongst numerous modifications to the powertrain and chassis calibrations, there’s additionally a slight bump in efficiency from its turbocharged three-cylinder engine. 

Kinto is a separate entity inside Toyota that covers a automotive sharing service, manufacturing facility refurbishments and personalised upgrades for Toyota fashions. On this case, the personalisation program extends to each its powertrain and chassis electronics for GRs bought by the Kinto system (particular fashions referred to as Morizo) and privately owned vehicles. It’s solely out there in Japan for now, however might be rolled out to different markets because the Kinto program spreads into different markets. 

Essentially the most substantial of those upgrades for the GR Yaris is a 13lb ft torque improve from 273 to 286lb ft, working over a barely narrower rev-band of 3200-4000rpm. The additional energy is unlocked with a brand new tune for the ECU – there are not any {hardware} modifications – however with it additionally comes with the choice of particular personalised tuning for different programs together with the throttle mapping, torque distribution between entrance and rear axles and steering help settings. 

To ascertain these personalised settings, Toyota will match one in every of 27 totally different setups primarily based both on a session, or from driving information obtained on a specialised driving course organised by a GR Storage. On GR Yaris’ bought by the Kinto service, the torque improve will likely be free, however will value round £850 for privately owned GRs at present conversion charges. The bespoke tuning session is then out there for simply over £50 or £92 for the closed course configuration.

New personalised efficiency upgrades out there for Toyota GR Yaris – EAST AUTO NEWS
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