In Canada, only the Ford Fiesta ST offers similar performance in the subcompact category. Its 1.6-liter turbocharged engine features a 197 horsepower cavalry and a pair of 202 lb-ft.
It would be very surprising to see Toyota import this version in North America. The Yaris is only available with a timid, four-cylinder, 1.5-liter engine that produces 106 horsepower and 103 lb-ft.
Toyota will take advantage of the Geneva Motor Show next month to unveil a new performance-oriented Yaris.
There are still very few details on the specifications of this new model, but Toyota ensures that it will be able to develop 210 horsepower. Yes, 210 horses in a Yaris!