Executive Vice President of Toyota Europe Matt Harrison confirmed the imminent debut of miniature crossover that will able to compete with European bestsellers small class – the Nissan Juke and Renault Captur. It is expected that the new crossover will be cheaper Toyota C-HR, and at length the novelty will be a little more than four meters.
Based subcompact SUV will form the platform GA-B is the smallest version of a “global” architecture, TNGA. This means that the closest “relative” of the new crossover will be the latest Toyota Yaris hatchback. In an interview with AutoExpress Matt Harrison gave to understand that in contrast to the design of the SUV the C-HR, the new model will be positioned as practical, inexpensive cross-hatch.
Probably, technically, the new model will be as unified with the Yaris fourth generation. Crossover will “inherit” the hatchback is not only the concept of the chassis, but the range of powertrains, infotainment system with 10-inch display and the overall style of interior decoration.
It is not excluded that the novelty will receive the original body and name, and optionally the model can be equipped with all-wheel drive – a transmission has already been tested on the “charged” Yaris.
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Three months ago Toyota has released the cross-hatch on the basis of “Yaris” for the Chinese market for China is based on the model of the previous generation, but modernization has been reduced to increase ground clearance, adding a plastic body kit and a local refinement appearance.
According to forecasts AutoExpress, premiere new compact models are scheduled for the second half of the year, while sales in Europe will begin in the first quarter of 2021-th.