-Hyundai Venue rivalling SUV to be underpinned TNGA-B platform
-Will be offered with a 1.5-litre hybrid petrol engine
The Toyota Yaris based SUV has been spotted during a cold weather test. The car was originally set to be unveiled at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show, which then got cancelled owing to the Corona pandemicwhich has affected the entire world and it is only likely that the car will debut in the second half of this year.
This SUV is based on the Yaris hatchback and is in essence a lifted version of the hatchback with high ground clearance, taller wheels and chunky bumpers for that full-on SUV look and feel. As a part of the SUV look, this vehicle will also get new tail lamps and a new design for the wheels (when compared to the hatchback).
Our spy sources suggest that this car will be offered with Toyota’s 1.5-litre hybrid petrol engine. This mill is mated to a CVT and powers the front wheels. However, lower spec models were likely to also get a six-speed manual. Globally this car will take on the likes of the Hyundai Venue, Mazda CX3 and the Kia Stonic.