An SUV based on the Toyota Yaris is coming later in 2020
Toyota wants to expand its SUV range downwards by offering a future compact model. It will be positioned below the C-HR and will use the GA-B platform of the new Yaris. According to Auto Express, this new small SUV will be unveiled in the second half of 2020 and will compete with vehicles such as the Renault Captur and Nissan Juke.
The future Toyota SUV will be particularly compact in size, at around four meters. With this model, the Japanese brand is entering the B-SUV segment for the first time. It will therefore be the second Toyota model to use the GA-B modular platform.
Compared to the Yaris, the future SUV will logically be longer and approximately 40mm higher. Its wheelbase will gain a few centimeters and the tracks will also be widened. The GA-B platform also allows the use of a more sophisticated multi-link rear suspension, which means that Toyota will be able to offer all-wheel drive if it wants to.
In terms of engines, there's a good chance that the small SUV will be available only with hybrid powertrains. There will most likely already be the 1.5-litre hybrid engine producing 113hp on the Yaris. A 100% internal combustion engine is not to be excluded. If it is confirmed, it will only be offered in certain markets.