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Hybrid two-pot petrol Toyota IQs and Aygos could come to production by 2020

Future versions of the Toyota iQ and Aygo could be in line for a downsized two-cylinder petrol engine mated to a more compact version of Toyota’s hybrid system.

The firm showed its vision for a supermini in 2020 at the Geneva motor show in March with its FT-Bh concept, which likewise uses a two-cylinder petrol engine mated to a hybrid system.

The powertrain could come to production sooner than 2020, Toyota GB managing director Jon Williams confirming that it had been developed for both 
“an existing or future car”.

“The concept shows the packaging potential for a small hybrid, and it wasn’t just developed for a concept,” he confirmed. “There are no concrete plans at present, but it’s something we’ve studied.”


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Title: Editor

Mark is a journalist with more than a decade of top-level experience in the automotive industry. He first joined Autocar in 2009, having previously worked in local newspapers. He has held several roles at Autocar, including news editor, deputy editor, digital editor and his current position of editor, one he has held since 2017.

From this position he oversees all of Autocar’s content across the print magazine, website, social media, video, and podcast channels, as well as our recent launch, Autocar Business. Mark regularly interviews the very top global executives in the automotive industry, telling their stories and holding them to account, meeting them at shows and events around the world.

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xxxx 11 June 2012

Need a range extender rather than hybrid for 2020

By 2020 they're need a copy GM's range extender concept rather than update their own hybrid system.