Suzuki has launched the new Across, which it describes as “a robust and sporty SUV equipped with a sophisticated Plug-in Hybrid system and E-Four electronic 4×4, delivering uncompromising performance and efficiency with the capability and styling of a full-fledged modern SUV”.ation under the collaborative business agreement between Toyota and Suzuki. Sales are set to start in Autumn of 2020 in Europe.
Toyota is renewing its Hilux pick-up with design changes, a powerful 2.8-litre powertrain, improvements in on and off-road driving performance and equipment upgrades. Toyota says that these changes “strengthen its appeal to the growing market for customers who need a vehicle that’s right for both business and leisure”.
Highlander, Toyota’s largest hybrid SUV, is to go on sale in the UK and Western Europe for the first time, from early 2021. It will be offered exclusively with a full hybrid powertrain and will extend Toyota’s hybrid SUV line-up in the region, joining the established D-segment RAV4 and C-segment C-HR and the new B-segment Yaris Cross that will also be introduced next year.
Toyota has revealed the Yaris Cross SUV to rival popular models like the Renault Captur, Peugeot 2008 and Ford Puma. The model had previously been spotted testing and was due to be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show before it was cancelled. It’s now expected to arrive in showrooms in Summer 2021.
Toyota introduced the hydrogen-powered Mirai saloon in 2014. Now it is getting ready to take its advanced zero emission fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) technology to new heights with the second generation model. The Mirai has a driving range of around 300 miles, easy refuelling in a matter of minutes and no emissions other than pure water. Since launch, around 10,000 Mirai have been sold; at the same time, Toyota has actively supported the development of hydrogen fuel infrastructure in key markets.
Toyota has announced plans to introduce a brand new model to its European line-up, a small SUV based on a variant of the new GA-B platform. The name of the new model, volume plans and the timing of its introduction will be announced at a future date. The news was revealed to media attending a Toyota showcase event in Amsterdam, where a stylised silhouette of the future car was shown.
The new Toyota Corolla has proven popular with more than 13,000 reaching the UK’s roads since its launch in March this year. The British-built Hatchback and Touring Sports, plus the Corolla Saloon, are now getting a series of upgrades and are being joined by new model versions for 2020.
Following its debut at the Geneva motor show in March, Toyota has confirmed that a dynamic-looking GR Sport model will join the Corolla range this month.
Toyota’s C-HR crossover has undergone its first important updates since its launch in 2016. Well-established as one of the brand’s best-selling models in the UK, it now boasts an all-hybrid line-up and benefits from new equipment features and dynamic improvements.