Toyota postpones premiere of new compact crossover

Toyota postpones premiere of new compact crossover

March 3, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Toyota decided to postpone the premiere of a new small crossover, scheduled for the Geneva Motor Show, which was canceled due to the coronavirus epidemic. According to a source in Automotive News, the car’s debut was postponed “for several weeks or months.”

Toyota has become one of the few companies that has decided not to conduct online premieres of its new products, scheduled to be shown at the motor show in Switzerland. Apparently, the Japanese automaker is going to organize a separate event to show the new SUV.

The fact that Toyota is going to release a compact crossover for the European market, it became known in February this year. The car, which will stand one step below the C-HR model, will be built on the GA-B platform – one of the modifications of the TNGA global modular architecture. The novelty will share the main components and assemblies with the new generation Yaris hatchback.

At the same time, Toyota emphasizes that the crossover will not be just a “high” version of the Yaris with increased ground clearance, but will differ from its platform “donor” in appearance and dimensions. The car will be launched at an enterprise in France on the same line as Yaris. At the moment, it is known that the new product will have a modification with a hybrid power plant and all-wheel drive.