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Toyota readying Yaris-based SUV


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Toyota is reportedly developing a new, entry-level crossover to slot into its line-up beneath the C-HR. New SUV is set to be revealed in the second half of this year.

It’ll be the second vehicle to use the Yaris’s TNGA-B architecture, which differs from larger TNGA-C-based cars like the Corolla in using a simpler, torsion-beam rear suspension.

The SUV is expected to measure around four meters long, around the same length as a Hyundai Venue.

For comparison, the new Yaris measures 3940mm and the C-HR is 4360mm long. Other small SUVs like the Mazda CX-3 and Nissan Juke are just over 4200mm long.

Toyota sees a spot in its range for an SUV both smaller and cheaper than the C-HR.

“SUV segments in general are all continuing to grow,” Toyota’s European executive vice president Matt Harrison told Auto Express.

“C-HR is playing in the very top end of what could almost be a sort of coupe-crossover C-segment SUV. It doesn’t really compete with other products like Qashqai or more practical offerings.”

Some of the SUV’s extra length over the Yaris may be in the wheelbase, allowing for a more spacious cabin.

The new model will also be around 40mm taller than the Yaris, affording it the coveted higher seating position of an SUV.

Expect the SUV to share powertrains with the 2020 Yaris instead of the C-HR.

That means a naturally-aspirated 1.5-litre three-cylinder engine mated to either a continuously variable transmission (CVT) or a six-speed manual transmission.

https://www.caradvice.com.au/818601/toyota-readying-yaris-based-suv/ 

 

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Yeah....Toyota did announce this..but many people are wondering why.

As an entry level SUV the Raize is there and uses the same platform but in Daihatsu's DNGA guise. So people are speculating that this will be a gap filler for markets where the Raize is not available. Then there is also belief that this will be a concept and by the time its production ready it will be time for the Raize to be replaced.

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