This’ll Be Toyota’s Big Moment At The Upcoming Geneva Motor Show

It's a compact SUV with AWD and hybrid tech

  • It will be underpinned by the same TNGA-B platform as the Yaris.
  • The new SUV will use the 1.5-litre petrol-hybrid motor from the Yaris.
  • Toyota will also be showcasing the new Mirai, RAV4 PHEV, and the GR Yaris.

From the looks of it, Toyota is bringing some exciting cars to the 2020 Geneva Motor Show. The second-generation Mirai, RAV4 PHEV, and the highly desirable yet unattainable GR Yaris hot hatch are some of the highlights. But the Japanese giant’s big unveil for Geneva will be a new compact SUV that will feature an all-wheel-drive system and hybrid tech. Toyota has been teasing us with sketches for a while and now it has come out with yet another teaser. Here’s what we can deduce from the teaser in question: 

First and foremost, the yet-to-be-named SUV will be based on the highly modular TNGA-B platform like the 2020 Yaris. Yep, that is the same platform that Toyota promised will help make its cars more fun-to-drive. Furthermore, the new SUV will also borrow the 1.5-litre petrol hybrid powertrain from the Yaris. Now that brings us to the question -- is it a raised Yaris then? No. Toyota says it will be a new SUV with its own identity. Cool.

We believe Toyota because the sketches and the latest teaser looks like anything but a high-riding Yaris. From the design sketch, the SUV has a flat roof, which we quite like, and a small deck like tailgate, something we’ve seen in the hideous-looking Rolls Royce Cullinan. The only revealing bit from the teaser is the tail lamps, which have a straight line of LED running through it.

Sorry, but we regret to inform you that the new SUV is not destined for India. But we are getting a rebadged version of the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. Not again! That’s it, folks. There is no point in yapping about the new SUV without any details in hand. But do come back in a couple of days as we bring you everything about this new mysterious SUV and other showcases from Geneva.

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