Toyota reveals its Yaris hybrid
Published 12/01/2012 | 06:00
TOYOTA also chose yesterday to show off the first pictures of its new Yaris Hybrid -- again ahead of its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March.
The company has downsized Hybrid Synergy Drive -- effectively the driving force behind the whole concept -- for the Yaris.
It combines a new 1.5-litre petrol engine with a smaller electric motor, transaxle, inverter and battery pack.
That makes it 20pc lighter than that used in the Auris Hybrid which has recently gone on sale here.