The Prius+ will be the first 7 seater with a hybrid powertrain in Europe promising the lowest fuel consumption of any 7-seat MPV on the market
While VW Group plans to dazzle with design concepts at the forthcoming Geneva Motor Show, Toyota is reinforcing its conviction for full hybrid technology as the key to future mobility.
Making its world premiere, the Yaris Hybrid Synergy Drive (HSD) concept signals Toyota's intention to bring a full hybrid model to the B segment, the biggest volume segment in Europe. Toyota is tight on info but states the Yaris HSD will "incorporating several hybrid-specific styling cues in forward-looking design execution." Judging by the teaser image it will be quite sporty.
Also making its world debut in Geneva is the Prius+. Yet another new model for the expanding Prius family, this 7-seater will undoubtedly look very similar to the 5-seater Prius v Concept which debuted at the North American Interational Auto Show in Detroit last month. The Prius+ will be the first 7 seater with a hybrid powertrain in Europe promising the lowest fuel consumption of any 7-seat MPV on the market.
Press days at the Geneva Motor Show gets under way on March 1st.