Toyota HSD conceptFri, 18 Mar 2011
The Yaris HSD, as presented in Geneva, previews Toyota's intentions of bringing Hybrid technology to the B-Segment, as well as Toyota's full hybrid roll out across all models in its range.
Retaining the familiar Yaris outwardly appearance (and previewing the next generation Yaris) the HSD is interspersed with ‘Hybrid' cues, to intimate at the hybrid powertrain beneath the body.
From the pearl white paint to the light blue hue that illuminates certain aspects, there is an underlying emphasis on the fact that this car is a hybrid. A point Toyota are keen to highlight will trump the current emphasis on fuel efficiency and low CO2 emissions within B-segment models.
The thoughts of the CDN team on the Yaris HSD can be found here:
Toyota's Yaris HSD concept