The all-new five-seater crossover SUV from Toyota has been spotted once again while getting tested near Arctic Circle
Toyota Motors was all set to reveal a new crossover SUV based on Yaris hatchback at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show but the COVID-19 outbreak led to the cancellation of the motor show. Most of the car manufacturers are following their schedules by revealing their products online, but Toyota has not revealed the crossover SUV yet. A recent report emerged on the internet suggests that the unveiling of the Yaris-based crossover SUV, which will go on to rival the likes of Nissan Juke and Renault Captur, could get further delayed due to the uncertain problems the carmaker is facing because of the novel CoronaVirus.
Toyota Motors was all set to reveal a new small crossover SUV based on Yaris hatchback at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show (Toyota Yaris image used for representative purpose only)
The all-new five-seater crossover SUVs has been spotted once again while getting tested near Arctic Circle. The test cars showcased jacked-up Yaris hatchback with a raised suspension system. Both the test cars are quite different from each other, the one is based on the previous-gen Yaris and the other one is based on the new-gen model. The outer body of the test mules appear to be different from the upcoming production-spec version.
Moreover, from the teaser images revealed last month, we expect the crossover SUVs to derive design cues from the Toyota Yaris supermini. The new crossover SUV is built on the same platform as the Yaris. One can expect the top-spec variants of the upcoming SUV to feature a hybrid powertrain along with an all-wheel-drive system. Once launched, it’ll compete with the likes of Nissan Juke and Renault Captur in the European market.
Meanwhile, for us, Toyota is planning to launch Toyota-badged Brezza into the Indian market in the coming months. The SUV is expected to derive power from the same 1.5-litre K15B petrol motor along with a smart hybrid system. The petrol mill will churn out 103bhp of power and 138 Nm of peak torque. Transmission duties will be done by a 5-speed MT and 4-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. The re-badged Brezza will go on to rival the likes of Hyundai Venue and Tata Nexon, while also competing with Maruti Brezza.