If you are familiar with Toyota’s global naming convention, you know the name TRD Sportivo, which is associated with Toyota’s flagship sporty variant. Toyota today closed the motorsport division of Toyota Racing Development (TRD) to Gazo Racing (GR) and it was only a matter of time before its name became popular with streetcars and SUVs.
The new GR Sports flagship model will launch in Indonesia, with similar processing expected in other markets such as Malaysia, Australia, and India. Toyota began replacing the TRD Sportivo with the GR Sports brand. The new GR Sport range, which has just launched in Indonesia, will bring the Fortuner and Innova Crysta GR Sport variants to India.
Toyota launched the GR Sport family of models in Indonesia earlier this year with Toyota Rays. The Japanese manufacturer has now launched five new GR Sport models in Indonesia based on Rush, Fortuner, Yaris, Agya, and Avanza Velos.
This GR Sport model mostly looks sportier than the standard model but has a cosmetic makeover without any performance or handling upgrades. Standard service is a shroud, concealed trim, a new rim design, a GR badge replacing the TRD Sportivo logo, and possibly optional extras.
Toyota GAZOO Racing’s product line is divided into four areas: GR, GR Sport, GR, and GRMN. GR Parts mainly supplies motorsport-inspired parts. On the other hand, the GR and GRMN departments create viable results-oriented models. The Toyota AGYA and Yaris GR Sport models only have a sportier body than the production model.
On the other hand, the Rush and Fortuner GR Sport models have sportier body kits and additional features. Finally, Avanza Velos also belongs to the GR brand, but GR Limited is part of the MPV budget and has a limited number.
Toyota Fortuner GR Sport may arrive in India
For models receiving GR Sport treatment in Indonesia, there is a Fortuner, which is only sold in India. Interestingly, Toyota easily sold a limited, unchanged TRD version of the Fortuner in India in 2020. Toyota is not a variant of the Innova GR Sport, but the new Fortuner GR Sport is also available in India. I will not disclose. For now, you can expect this later in India.
Toyota currently sells Granza Hatchback, Urban Cruiser Compact SUV, Yaris Sedan, Innova Crysta MPV, Fortuner SUV, Kamuri Hybrid Sedan, and Velfire Luxury MPV in India. In the future, Toyota plans to bring two new mass-produced products to the market: midsize sedans and minibusses.
The midsize sedan will be based on the Maruti Ciaz and will be owned by the Toyota Belta brand, while the MPV will be based on the popular Maruti Suzuki Ertiga. It looks like Toyota is going to launch a Hilux pickup truck in India soon.