It’s confirmed - Toyota will host the world premiere of the i-TRIL concept, as well as the new 2017 Yaris hatchback at the Geneva Motor Show next month.
The i-TRIL, which has a one-plus-two seating layout, also features the Active Lean technology, similar in concept to that used by the Toyota i-ROAD.
It is said that the concept was developed as a viable alternative to city cars, small hatchbacks (A and B segment), other all-electric EV models and motorcycles for people who still want to have fun when driving, even at slower, urban traffic speeds.
Powered by an electric motor, the concept was developed by Toyota Motor Europe in collaboration with the company’s ED2 design centre in Nice.
On another note, the Japanese carmaker also announced that the new 2017 Yaris and its performance derivative, the Yaris GRMN will also make their debut in Geneva.
The introduction of the new, significantly revised Yaris range is set to add further impetus to the success of Toyota’s small hatchback, offering a fresh exterior design as well as an upgraded interior finish.
The Yaris family will also grow to include a performance version in the form of the Yaris GRMN, inspired and influenced by Toyota’s return to the World Rally Championship this year with the Yaris WRC.
The model will be unique in the hot hatch market in being powered by a supercharged engine – a 1.8-litre unit that will produce more than 205bhp.
In addition to the models mentioned above, the Toyota stand at the Geneva Motor show will also feature the full line-up of Toyota Gazoo Racing cars competing internationally this year in the FIA World Rally, World Endurance Championships, and the Dakar rally.
The 2017 Geneva International Motor Show will be taking place from 7 to 19 March 2017.