It was assumed that canceled last month’s Geneva motor show will be the place where Toyota will unveil its new compact crossover. However, after the Swiss government banned meetings of more than 1,000 people, eliminating thereby one of the largest auto, Toyota was in no hurry any way to show a new model. Instead, the automaker is “pushed” debut and didn’t say when might we expect.
Now it is reported that the presentation of the novelty will take place this week – Thursday, April 23.
New compact crossover Toyota in the current lineup of the automaker is a notch below the current C-HR.
It will be built on the platform of Toyota TNGA-B, which also lies at the basis of the updated compact hatchback Yaris. Power will come from a 1.5-liter gasoline-electric powertrain capable of powering all four wheels via the AWD system.
Date of presentation April 23, apparently, says that the new model will go on sale before the end of this year – at least in Europe. The “spy” photos of the new crossover came out last month showing that the car is in the early stages of development. On 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 hatchback of the current generation.
It’s funny that until now, we have no idea how will look the new crossover. The carmaker said that the novelty will receive “compact, dynamic design and will have its own personality.” It seems that the crossover based on the Yaris will be different to the traditional crossover design, abandoning the weird design of the model C-HR for something more traditional.
Not so long ago our newspaper wrote about the fact that the network released the official pictures of Chinese copy of the Toyota Land Cruiser. Firm Hengtian Automobile shared debut official photos of the new model If L4600, referred to as “unlicensed” copy of Toyota Land Cruiser 200.