Toyota has announced its line-up for next week’s 2018 Geneva Motor Show. The Japanese giant will celebrate the world premiere of cars and concepts apart from the debut of an all-new engine at the Geneva stage.
First up, the carmaker will officially reveal the next-generation Auris hatchback. The Auris is Toyota’s premium hatchback sold as the Toyota Corolla iM in America. The Auris will enter into its third generation with a more dynamic design scrounged from other Toyotas like the Yaris, C-HR and the new Camry. When launched, the Auris will get a brand new 2.0-litre fully hybrid powertrain that will join the engine line-up apart from its usual powertrain options.
Also making its world debut will be the new Aygo with Toyota’s new X motif. The Aygo underwent a major refreshment including the styling and hardware. It gets a new spritely design update with its improved performance and handling characteristics to make it even more fun to drive, says Toyota.
Under the Japanese carmaker’s “Better Mobility for All” philosophy, there will a host of future Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV), Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEV), autonomous driving and Artificial Intelligence (AI) as well. There will be a Concept-i Series which will include three fully electric concepts, one of which was showcased at the 2018 CES earlier this year. It will be joined by a Fine-Comfort Ride Concept to showcase Toyota’s FCEV technology.
And last but not the least, Toyota will showcase a modern racing concept which will preview the next-gen Supra. The concept from Geneva will be an advanced version of the FT-1 Concept and will don the racing livery from Gazoo Motorsport department. The teaser image shows a massive rear-wing while there are some leaked images on the internet that hints it to be the production-spec Supra retaining its design from FT-1. More details will be revealed next week. So keep watching this space for a detailed coverage of the 2018 Geneva Motor Show.