In addition to higher performance, the modernized fast Yaris should also receive a relatively long-sloping automatic transmission, which, however, is not intended to replace the manual, but will only be an additional alternative to it. The Japanese pages Best Car and Magazin X remind us of this, which draw attention to the upcoming presentation of the facelift of the small Toyota.
The automatic itself should bear the designation GR-DAT, which stands for Gazoo Racing – Direct Automatic Transmission. It should be a gearbox tuned for performance models, i.e. something similar to the 9G-Tronic AMG Speedshift, working in sports Mercedes. However, the Japanese transmission will be somewhat different… more traditional.