GT-FOUR to GR-FOUR
And now, a changing of the guard.
Introduced to the WRC in 1988,
the Celica GT-FOUR is a rally car
that has had its name inscribed in history.
As the origin of the Toyota sports all-wheel drive,
it is a car worthy of respect.
2020 will see the emergence of Toyota’s new,
completely original sports all-wheel drive,
History from GT-FOUR to GR-FOUR
Birth of the full-time all-wheel drive sports Celica GT-Four
The Celica GT-FOUR competes in the WRC Group A
The Celica GT-FOUR earns its first WRC win
Juha Kankkunen drives to the first victory at the tenth race, Rally Australia.
A Toyota driver captures the WRC Drivers’ Championship title for the first time
Carlos Sainz wins the WRC Drivers’ Championship title, the first time for a Toyota driver.
Carlos Sainz wins a second WRC Drivers’ Championship title for Toyota
Toyota captures its first WRC Manufacturers’ Championship title
In November, Juha Kankkunen brings Toyota its fourth WRC Championship title.
Toyota wins both the Drivers’ and Manufacturers” Championship titles that year.
Toyota captures its second consecutive WRC Manufacturers’ Championship title
In November, Didier Auriol clinches the WRC Drivers’ Championship title,
becoming the third person to win a WRC Drivers’ Championship title with Toyota.
Toyota withdraws from the WRC
Toyota returns to the WRC, debuting the YARIS WRC
The YARIS WRC is developed together with
Tommi Mäkinen, and quickly powers to victory at its second race, Rally Sweden.
The driver is Jari-Matti Latvala.
Toyota captures the WRC Manufacturers’ Championship title
Toyota wins its fifth rally of the season at the final race, Rally Australia.
It also marks Toyota’s 50th total rally win,
and Toyota captures the WRC Manufacturers’ Championship title for the first time in 19 years.
Toyota captures both the WRC Drivers’ Championship and Co-drivers’ Championship titles.
Not waiting until the last race, Ott Tänak secures the WRC Drivers’ Championship title
at Rally Spain as a Toyota driver,
bringing the company its first WRC Drivers’ Championship title in 25 years.
Birth of the GR-FOUR