Toyota announced its plans to introduce a brand-new model to its European line-up, a small SUV based on a new variant of the GA-B platform. According to the sketches released by the Japanese brand, the design of the crossover is squared and recalls the pillars of the bigger Rav4. The name of the new compact SUV, volume plans, and timing of introduction are to be announced at a future date. Thanks to the flexibility of the new GA-B platform, it can support vehicles of a different width, length, wheelbase or height.
“This model will add to the success of Yaris in Europe and together, we expect these vehicles will account for around thirty percent of the Toyota sales volume in Europe by 2025. You won’t have to wait too long to see the final design, and you will see that this is not just a Yaris with body cladding and raised suspension, but an entirely new and distinctive B-SUV model with a compact, dynamic design and personality of its own”, comments Matt Harrison, Executive Vice President of Toyota Europe.