GT-FOUR to GR-FOUR

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,
the GR-FOUR.

History from GT-FOUR to GR-FOUR

1986

Birth of the full-time all-wheel drive sports Celica GT-Four

1988

The Celica GT-FOUR competes in the WRC Group A

1989

The Celica GT-FOUR earns its first WRC win

Juha Kankkunen drives to the first victory at the tenth race, Rally Australia.

1990

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.

1992

Carlos Sainz wins a second WRC Drivers’ Championship title for Toyota

1993

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.

1994

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.

1999

Toyota withdraws from the WRC

2017

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.

2018

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.

2019

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.

2020

Birth of the GR-FOUR