Toyota has created a platform for small models of the next generationSeptember 6, 2019
Toyota has announced the development of a new version of the global modular platform TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture) – GA-B. This chassis option is used for small models of the next generation with a length of not more than four meters.
On the basis of the GA-B chassis, it will be possible to cost cars with different wheelbases, different track widths and ground clearance, which will give designers the opportunity to develop models with completely different appearance, but with the same components. The platform uses a MacPherson-type front suspension, as well as a torsion beam or multi-link rear.
Toyota noted that the driver’s seat close to the center of the chassis, the special steering column position and low center of gravity will provide good handling. The wheels located at the far corners of the “base” will make roomy cars with short rear overhangs.
Finally, it is possible that the free space behind the rear seats will allow the installation of battery packs, which will allow engineers to develop compact hybrids.
As expected, the first model to be built on the GA-B platform will be the next-generation Yaris small city hatchback. Subsequently, the chassis will form the basis of compact crossovers.
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