Toyota reveals new city car Hybrid Yaris Geneva 2011

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Toyota Yaris Electric Cars

Matt Campbell

Toyota has offered a glimpse of the brand’s all-new Yaris city car

The Yaris HSD concept

Toyota has offered another glimpse of the brand s all-new Yaris city car with the HSD concept, unveiled at the Geneva motor show.

The HSD model of the Vitz that was revealed in Japan earlier this year adopts Toyota s Hybrid Synergy Drive system, and sports a few model-specific styling elements including a shallow grille opening and more aerodynamic bumpers.

The regular Yaris isn t expected to look strikingly different to the HSD concept when it s unveiled later this year.

Toyota told Drive the petrol-electric Yaris is only a slim chance of making it to Australia because it s made in France, which makes it both more expensive and more difficult to import. It will start production in 2012.

Despite being long overdue for an update, the new Yaris is unlikely to stray too far away from its current highly successful offerings, including both three- and five-door hatchback variants.

A four-door sedan is also a strong chance of being retained.

The current choice between 1.3- and 1.5-litre engines is also likely to remain, though both are likely to be updated for better efficiency and lower emissions.

The Yaris was Australia s second highest selling light car in 2010, pipped only by Hyundai s outgoing Getz.

7 comments so far

God, sometimes i miss living in the UK! High AU car prices and brilliantly looking and sounding models that you can actually buy!

Commenter koolerking Location sydney Date and time March 03, 2011, 8:34AM

Was this one designed by Toyota Europe too?

Commenter Bertran de Born Date and time March 03, 2011, 8:53AM

I have no idea why the Yaris is so popular. I have two supplied by my employer (from new) and they are just DREADFUL cars. Yes they are reliable, but other than that they are horrible!

Commenter Snapper Location Brisbane Date and time March 03, 2011, 9:27AM

Seeing some similarities between this and the recently retired Astra.

Commenter chris Date and time March 03, 2011, 10:43AM

Agreed Chris, a hint of Astra and a dash of Peugeot. Why are all car designers these days so keen to plagiarise?

Commenter Dave Date and time March 03, 2011, 11:12AM

Hybrids are exempt from congestion charges in some European cities (where most of these cars live).

Commenter jik Location Sydn Date and time March 04, 2011, 12:09AM

Every hybrid we don’t get is great news. The entire concept is a convenient way to pretend you are doing something while maintaining jobs and the consumption of fossil fuels. The overall impact is negligible when considering the increased demand in materials and manufacturing.

The less we have, the less likely people will be to hang their hat on a piece of technology and forget about the problem.

Commenter Steven Location Melbourne Date and time March 04, 2011, 10:32PM

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