Test drive: Toyota Yaris GR swaps sensible for sensational

Far more than a souped-up Yaris, the new GR is a hoot to drive, but it doesn’t come cheap

The Toyota Yaris GR starts at €49,650

The Toyota Yaris is a sensible small hatchback for sensible people, right? Since the turn of the millennium it has stood for stolid, reliable motoring which, given its remarkable sales figures, is clearly just what the market wanted. But things have been changing at Toyota in recent years and now the Yaris has benefited.

Without wanting to give up its reputation for building dependable cars for the masses and its ongoing commitment to hybrid power, ...