Japanese car manufacturer, Toyota, has introduced the new GA-B platform, the latest one to be introduced under the TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture) programme. The GA-B platform will be used for vehicles smaller than those based on the existing GA-C platform, which includes Corolla, C-HR and the Prius. It is believed that the new platform for small cars not just offers strong joints in the structure, but it also is also believed to be lighter and cost effective.
The report further reveals that depending on the vehicle type, the platform allows use of torsion beam or multi-link rear suspension systems. The MacPherson strut front suspension features low-friction dampers and can accommodate different spring types. The company claims that the GA-B platform positions the driver to the centre of the chassis for an engaging driving experience. Moreover, reports claim that the GA-B platform will be spacious as it gets short overhangs and wide stance. Interestingly, it is believed that the ride height can be altered to suit both traditional as well as crossover body styles.
More details about the GA-B platform will be known in the days to come.