New hybrid Toyota B-SUV baby crossover bound for Geneva

Published: 18 February 2020

► All-new Toyota small SUV
► Due at Geneva motor show
► Aimed at Juke and Puma crowd

Toyota has confirmed it will showcase its new ‘B-segment SUV’ at the 2020 Geneva motor show. That’s industry shorthand for a rival to the new Ford Puma and Nissan Juke, or junior crossovers to slot beneath the C-HR in its swelling and increasingly electrified SUV line-up.

Little is known so far, with no name, full phtographs or specs yet available. All the Japanese company has said is that it’s ‘a model that blends Toyota’s extensive small car experience with its strong SUV heritage.' All the indications are that it'll be based on the latest iteration of the TNGA-B global small-car platform, as deployed on the latest Yaris.

Toyota has confirmed it will have ‘a raised ground clearance, an intelligent all-wheel drive system, and benefits from Toyota’s latest hybrid powertrain technology,’ likely borrowing from the Yaris's 1.5 petrol-electric set-up.

Toyota at the 2020 Geneva motor show

The as-yet-unnamed Toyota small SUV will be shown in Geneva on 3 March 2020, where it will make its world debut alongside the new Yaris supermini, RAV4 plug-in hybrid and latest Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell car.

Toyota GR Yaris hot hatch: also at 2020 Geneva motor show

It’s also our first chance to see the new GR Yaris hot hatch (above) in Europe. It’ll be in the Gazoo Racing enclosure, next to the 2020 WRC Yaris rally car and Fernando Alonso’s 2020 Dakar Hilux.

See our full Geneva motor show preview guide here

By Tim Pollard

Editorial director of CAR's digital publishing arm. Motoring news magnet