It looks like Toyota is planning a baby SUV, and it’s likely to be unveiled in the second half of 2020.
According to Auto Express, the new compact SUV will be a crossover with the company’s popular Toyota Yaris. This will be the second time that the Yaris’ new TNGA-B architecture has been used. The first was the most recent generation Yaris in October 2019.
We don’t know many details yet, but it will apparently be an entry-level compact SUV that will be cheaper than Toyota’s current C-HR SUV, which starts at $29,540 plus on road costs. Measuring 4 metres long, it will also be smaller than the C-HR.
However, it will be both longer and taller than the regular Toyota Yaris.
“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.”
This is where the new SUB will bridge the gap, challenging not only the Nissan Qashqai but other similarly sizes SUVs, like the Renault Captur, Nissak Duke and Peugeot 3008.
Toyota’s new Yaris SUV will be revealed sometime in Q3 or Q4 in 2020 and is expected to go on sale sometime in 2021. Fingers crossed for an interesting name!