Sultan of Johor spotted driving Toyota GR Yaris - likely first unit sold in Malaysia!

Sanjay · Feb 26, 2021 06:05 PM

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His Majesty the Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar, has been spotted driving the hot 2021 Toyota GR Yaris around Johor Bahru.

The one-minute-long video, uploaded by local dealership chain Mutiara Motors, shows the Sultan driving the rally-car-for-the-road around Jalan Stulang Laut while escorted by several police vehicles. 

Also Read: The Toyota GR Yaris is a reborn Lancer Evolution, WRC car by Tommi Makinen for the streets

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Could this be the exact car? Photo credits here

Curiously - the video's description also includes the hashtag #LimitedEdition001. Judging by the Sultan's extensive car collection, it should come as no surprise if his unit really leads the delivery list.

Toyota GR Yaris in Malaysia

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In case you missed it, Malaysia got the highest allocation of the spunky hatchback in all of ASEAN with 127 units allocated for our shores. 

Also Read: 'Less than 200' is actually 127 units, total Toyota GR Yaris allocated for Malaysia

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The starting price of RM 286,896 wasn't much of a deterrent as we last reported that there were only less than 5 units of the car left back in January. By now, they've probably been all sold out.

Also Read: UMW Toyota Motor makes final call for last few units of Toyota GR Yaris

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If the 6-figure price tag raises your eyebrows ("but it's just a Yaris!"), rest assured it's anything but a normal Yaris. It's developed by rallying legend Tommi Mäkinen, and features a boatload of bespoke features including one of the world's most powerful three-cylinder engines (1.6-litre, 261 PS/360 Nm) mated to a six-speed manual. 

Also read: The brilliant 2020 Toyota GR Yaris in Malaysia - not for those with outdated ideas of cars

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