Toyota's new compact SUV was meant to be revealed at the Geneva Motor Show, but the cancellation of the event has resulted in the postponement of the reveal. According to reports, it's unclear when the new compact SUV will be revealed but it could 'weeks or months'. Here's what we know so far.
Japanese carmaker Toyota is working on an all-new compact SUV based on its GA-B platform. Toyota says it will feature the latest hybrid engine tech as well as an intelligent all-wheel-drive system. For those who aren't product code-savvy, this is essentially the recently-revealed Toyota Yaris platform. This platform is incredibly versatile and forms part of Toyota's New Global Architecture, so it underpins everything from this yet-to-be-released SUV to the RAV4, CH-R and Corolla Hatch.
“This model will add to the success of Yaris in Europe and together, we expect these vehicles will account for around 30% of the Toyota sales volume in Europe by 2025,” said Matt Harrison, Executive Vice President of Toyota Motors Europe. “You won’t have to wait too long to see the final design, and you will see that this is not just a Yaris with body cladding and raised suspension, but an entirely new and distinctive B-SUV model with a compact, dynamic design and personality of its own.”
The new Toyota compact SUV will be built at Toyota Motor Manufacturing France (TMMF) in Onnaing, near Valenciennes, France, alongside the Yaris. It's assumed this new compact SUV will be sharing the same powertrains as the Yaris meaning it could have a 1.0-litre petrol or a 1.5-litre petrol as well as a hybrid derivative.