Toyota has released a teaser image of its new subcompact crossover’s rear end.
Despite the fact the European small SUV segment is crowed enough, Toyota ventures to offer a new product – a so-called “B-SUV”.
A previously shown sketch demonstrated a car’s profile with an almost flat roofline. The latest shadowy teaser reveals the vehicle’s rear with slim LED taillights and a pair of badges on the tailgate showing the crossover will be hybrid and all-wheel drive.
The B-SUV will be longer, taller, wider than the Yaris, with a longer wheelbase and off-road suspension setup. It will sit below the C-HR in Toyota’s SUV lineup.
Though the upcoming model is a close relative of the Toyota Yaris, and these two share the TNGA-B platform and the 1.5-liter gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain, the B-SUV will have its own personality and distinctions.
Toyota will bring the new crossover to the 2020 Geneva International Auto Show, which opens the doors next month. The plant in Onnaing, France will be the location for production of the B-SUV. The Yaris is also built there.
The other Euro debuts at Geneva in March will be the second-gen Mirai FCEV, RAV4 PHEV, GR Yaris plus the 2021 Toyota Supra 2.0, which is 200 lb (91 kg) lighter and receives a 4-cylinder 255-hp engine.