Toyota Yaris HSD hybrid concept takes aim at Europe


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The new redesigned Toyota Yaris hybrid is heading for the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. Toyota has just announced that it will roll out the Yaris HSD concept along with the Prius. Both vehicles are Toyota’s conviction to bring the full hybrid technology for future transportation.

The Toyota Yaris HSD concept will be first introduced in Europe where it is already the biggest volume seller in the B car segment. Not much information was released from Toyota about the new Yaris hybrid, but hopefully, we will get more info when it releases at the Geneva Motor Show.

Toyota is intending to deliver hybrid efficiency to the most popular B segment in Europe, and the Yaris HSD will be the car that Toyota is banking on to show off its fuel economy rating. And it can be a tough task since Europe has a lot of fuel efficient cars already in this segment, especially, the VW Polo in diesel form.

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Toyota at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show Acceleration of Toyota’s Full Hybrid Roll-out with Yaris HSD concept and Prius+ – News


Reinforcing its conviction that full hybrid technology is the key to sustainable mobility in the future, Toyota’s 2011 Geneva Motor Show stand will be dedicated to the company’s range of sophisticated Hybrid Synergy DriveĀ® technologies. These include full Hybrid Vehicles (HV), Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles (PHV), Electric Vehicles (EV), and Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicles (FCHV) on display.

Making its world debut at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, the Yaris HSD concept anticipates Toyota’s intention to bring full hybrid technology to the B segment, the biggest volume segment in Europe. This represents the next step in Toyota’s full hybrid roll-out strategy in Europe. Incorporating several hybrid-specific styling cues, the Yaris HSD concept introduces a new, forward-looking design execution.

The Prius+, also debuting at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, is a further expansion of the Prius family. The Prius+ is the first car to offer European customers the versatility of 7 seats combined with a full hybrid powertrain. As its name suggests, the Prius+ provides a significant increase in space and passenger accommodation, while sacrificing none of the traditional attributes found in the Prius DNA, such as the lowest fuel consumption of any 7-seat MPV on the market.