Compact crossover based on Toyota Yaris will have to wait: the presentation of the model shifted indefinitely. As reported by Automotive News, citing its own sources, the Japanese automaker has moved the premiere “for a few weeks or months.”
The debut was scheduled for March 3, he was to be held at the Geneva motor show. However, the motor show was cancelled due coronavirus: the Swiss government imposed a ban on holding mass events with the number of participants over a thousand people. As a result, most manufacturers have changed the format of the presentations and spent them in online mode. Toyota was one of the few companies that rejected the idea of a virtual premiere.
Compact crossover Toyota knows that it will be built on the platform of GA-B, which today is the most compact version of the global architecture, TNGA. On the same “truck” based and Yaris new generation. One of the main advantages will be that she will receive a full drive, which is rare for cars in this segment.
Previously, Toyota said that the model will appear on the market until March next year. Production of the crossover will establish in the factory in Valenciennes, Northern France. The company estimates that, by 2025, this model will account for about 30 percent of all European sales of the brand.