Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) expands its local TOYOTA GAZOO Racing (TGR) lineup as its well-loved models the Fortuner and the Hilux get the GR Sport (GR-S) badge. Motorsports fans were given a glimpse of the two new GR-S models at the second leg of the Toyota Gazoo Racing Vios Cup last October 23.

“We mark another milestone as we combine the reliable IMV platform with TOYOTA GAZOO Racing’s spirit of thrill!” TMP President Atsuhiro Okamoto said at the official model launch.

The GR-S badge represents how the vehicle has been developed guided by TOYOTA GAZOO Racing, which is Toyota’s global motorsports division that specializes in the research and production of cars injected with racing DNA.

“When Toyota Motor Philippines first introduced the IMV series in 2005, we had a vision of bringing dependable and durable vehicles perfect for the needs of Filipinos. 15 years later, our IMVs continue to be a worthy companion for adventures, daily trips, and tough demands of the country’s many roads,” Okamoto added. “Under the development of TOYOTA GAZOO Racing, we are bringing the motorsports excitement to your daily drives with a sportier, heart-racing reinvention that pushes the limits of the models we know and love.”

The exterior of the new GR-S models were given a more striking and aggressive look. The Fortuner GR-S gets a redesigned front and rear bumper, fog lamp garnish, body color arch mould and back door garnish, and bi-tone rear spoiler. While the Hilux GR-S gets a black gloss G-MESH front grille design with TOYOTA emblem across the model’s front, body color overfenders, sports bar in gloss black. Both models get black-tinted clear coating on its 18” alloy wheels with machine cut finish.

The inside perfectly complements the sporty exterior with red, black, and smoke silver metallic accents for both models. The new GR-S models also get 8-Way Power Adjust seats and dual-zone A/C. The Hilux GR-S also now comes with paddle shifters. Both models are equipped with Hood-Lift Assist while the Fortuner GR-S gets a kick-sensor for its power back door.

A first for the Hilux lineup, the GR-S variant also now gets the Panoramic View Monitor. The Fortuner GR-S also get safety features found in the LTD and Q variants – Pre-Collision System, Lane Departure Alert, and Adaptive Cruise Control under Toyota Safety Sense, and the Panoramic View Monitor. Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross Traffic Alert is also available for the Fortuner GR-S.

The Fortuner GR-S and the Hilux GR-S both get new front GR brake calipers and the new monotube type suspension for a more stable, comfortable ride, and race-like steering feel. The Fortuner GR-S also gets rear GR brake calipers.

The new GR-S models will be available in all of TMP’s dealerships nationwide starting November 3.

Fortuner GR-S2,509,000White Pearl CS / Attitude Black Mica
Hilux GR-S2,005,000Emotional Red
1,985,000Super White

Attitude Black Mica

For more information on the new GR-S models, visit TMP’s official website at