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

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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