Toyota will introduce a crossover based on the Yaris hatchback on April 23

Toyota will introduce a crossover based on the Yaris hatchback on April 23

April 22, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

The Japanese novelty was supposed to debut at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year. Now there is evidence that the crossover will be presented on April 23.

It was assumed that the car dealership in Geneva, which was canceled last month, will become the place where Toyota will present its new compact crossover. However, after the Swiss government banned the holding of meetings of more than 1000 people, thereby canceling one of the largest car dealerships, Toyota was in no hurry to show its new model in any way. Instead, the automaker “pushed back” the debut and did not say when should we wait for it.

 Now it is reported that the presentation of new items will take place this week – on Thursday, April 23.

 The new compact crossover Toyota in the current model range of the automaker will be one step lower than the current C-HR.

It will be built on the Toyota TNGA-B platform, which also underpins the updated Yaris compact hatchback. Power will come from a 1.5-liter gasoline-electric powertrain, which will be able to drive all four wheels through an all-wheel drive system.

The presentation date, April 23, seems to suggest that the new model will not go on sale until the end of this year – at least in Europe. “Spy” photos of the new crossover appeared last month, showing that the car is in the early stages of development. In some photos, the prototype of the new crossover even borrowed the body and lights from the previous-generation Yaris, while the other test car had more in common with the current-generation hatchback.

 It’s funny that so far, we have no idea what the new crossover will look like. The automaker said that the novelty will receive a “compact, dynamic design” and “will have its own personality.” It seems that the Yaris-based crossover will feature a traditional crossover design, abandoning the weird C-HR design for something more traditional.