High relative of “Yaris” will be hybrid and all-wheel drive.
Toyota continues a slow teaser campaign for the brand-new crossover segment B. a Little over a month ago, we saw a schematic profile of the model, and now the manufacturer has published a photo of the stern. It was also announced that the premiere of the car will take place in early March at the Geneva motor show.
Nameplates on a darkened picture confirm that yet unnamed crossover will get a hybrid powertrain and all-wheel drive system. There is nothing surprising here: the one and the other was borrowed from the hatchback Yaris subcompact SUV which shares a platform GA-B. we Can assume that in both cases used a three-cylinder engine capacity of 1.5 liters. Produced both models also will be together in the factory in France.
In the model range, Toyota’s new crossover will be located on the step below design cross-coupe C-HR. In the European office of the company are confident that in five years this new product in conjunction with the “Yaris” will provide 30% of all sales. Have to fight for customers with the Nissan Juke, Renault Captur and Ford Puma.
In addition to crossover, Toyota will bring to Geneva the new Mirai, plug-in hybrid RAV4 and the hot hatch Yaris GR. In addition, the Motorsport division will demonstrate rally Yaris and Hilux for Dakar.