The new Toyota crossover based on Yaris will appear in the second half of 2020

The new Toyota crossover based on Yaris will appear in the second half of 2020

January 8, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

It has long been known that Toyota is working on a new compact crossover. It will take a step below the current version of C-HR, and will be built on the GA-B platform. The length will be about 4 meters.

The new small Toyota crossover will be a clear representative of the Supermini class. The body length will be only 4 meters, which will make it the first in the European line of the company. According to preliminary information, he will enter the market to compete with enault Captur and Nissan Juke.

As the basis will be used the new version of Toyota Yaris. Both models use the GA-B modular platform. It will increase passive safety, facilitate the car, and also leave more space in the cabin. This was made possible through the use of alloy and composite materials in the power structure of the new architecture.

 Toyota Executive Vice President Matt Harrison said the compact crossover segment is growing steadily, pulling customers away from segment C (Toyota Corolla, VW Golf). The upcoming Yaris-based SUV will be Toyota’s second model to feature the flexible GA-B architecture. It involves the use of MacPherson arms on the front axle and the usual curled beam on the rear.

 In addition, the platform provides for the use of a different type of suspension for the rear axle. This means that in the future all-wheel drive versions of the crossover may be presented. Most likely, a hybrid unit with a 1.5-liter engine at the head, capable of developing up to 113 horsepower, will most likely be used as a power unit. In the basic version, the same motor will be used, but without electrification.

Unfortunately, there is no information on the cost and configuration.