Making its world debut at the 2011 Geneva motor show, the Toyota Yaris HSD concept will be the next generation Yaris on sale in Europe in second half of 2012.
Following the successful introduction of the Auris HSD to the C-segment in 2010, the Toyota Yaris HSD concept anticipates manufacturer’s intention to bring Hybrid Synergy Drive® to the B-segment, the biggest volume segment in Europe.
The Toyota Yaris HSD concept offering a combination of small, compact packaging and a spacious practical interior, while introducing a new, more advanced and sophisticated style to the interior.
Flanked by highly contoured headlamps, the upper grille opening is shallow, helping the air flow smoothly over the upper half of the body. In profile, the Toyota Yaris HSD concept’s sleek, monoform shape is emphasised by the long, sweeping roofline and a single, crisp character line which runs smoothly through the length of the vehicle. Short front and rear overhangs and a long wheelbase maximise passenger accommodation and loadspace on board.
Solar panels have been applied to the entire roof surface of the Toyota Yaris HSD concept. This engineering solution targets the independent powering of the air-conditioning unit for improved full hybrid powertrain fuel economy.
The Toyota Yaris HSD will be launched throughout Europe in the second half of 2012. Committed to the highest standards in build quality, Toyota has determined that the new full hybrid will be produced at the Valenciennes plant of Toyota Motor Manufacturing France.