Toyota is creating a efficiency 8-speed computerized for the GR Yaris, and probably for different fashions, as effectively.
A 6-speed guide transmission is at present customary within the GR line, with the 1.5T being bought abroad, and the GR Corolla with its 1.6T, which is bought within the USA and Canada. Within the GR’s dwelling nation of Japan, the RS line comes with a continuously-variable computerized transmission (CVT).
Paddle shifters could also be out there as effectively, with the automaker seemingly dedicated to offering a self-shifting gearbox worthy of the GR branding. Apparently sufficient, the Japanese model of the gearbox works in reverse of what American customers are used to, with drivers pushing ahead for upshifts.
First a 6-speed guide for the Supra, now a possible 8-speed computerized for the GR line, and we’re questioning if this computerized will make its method into the GR Corolla bought within the North American market. The GR86 would additionally make sense for this new utility.
As thrilling as this all sounds, don’t anticipate to see the 8-speed computerized in showrooms anytime quickly. Because the Autoblog story notes, there have been some glitches in early improvement.