Toyota's baby hybrid will go on sale in the second half of 2012
1 March 2011

Toyota has oficially revealed its Yaris hybrid concept at the Geneva motor show.

The concept reflects Toyota’s new styling direction for the Fiesta-rivalling hatch. The design aims to be less cute in its appearance and appeal to a new breed of customer.

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The concept also features 18in alloy wheels, a slab-sided rear bumper that incorporates a diffuser, and an integrated rear spoiler. Pure show car elements include a solar-panelled roof to power the air-con, streamlined door handles and door mirrors with built-in cameras.

Toyota will be revealing further technical details about the car in Geneva — but it’s likely to use either a 1.3-litre or 1.5-litre petrol powerplant in conjunction with an electric motor. The production car is due on sale in the second half of 2012.

Alex Kersten

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