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Toyota at the Geneva Motor Show 2010: More hybrid models for Europe

Sebastian Viehmann
Geneva Auto Salon 2020
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The revised T oyota RAV4 at the Geneva Motor Show. With a fresher face and a revised interior, the small SUV is to be adapted to European tastes and thus increased competitiveness compared to VW Tiguan and Co.

Toyota RAV4 with a new front

To the new The front of the RAV4 includes a completely new radiator grille with chrome-plated transverse louvres and a more dynamic front apron. Toyota has not yet given any information about the changes in the interior.

The FT-86 sports car concept, which anticipates a Toyota Celica /MR2 successor, is also celebrating its European premiere. The technology of the athlete, which was already shown at the Tokyo Motor Show, comes from the Subaru kit - in other words, the FT-86 has a boxer engine under the hood, which in the four-seater is coupled to a pure rear-wheel drive.

The Geneva Motor Show also provides the framework for the European premiere of the Prius Plug-In-Hybrid and Auris models, model year 2010. The highlight of the Toyota stand in Geneva, however, is the production version of the Toyota Auris HSD. This carries the technology of the Toyota Prius under its sheet metal dress. This brings it to 136 hp and, according to reports, remains significantly below 100 g /km in terms of CO2 emissions. The Japanese do not yet provide information on driving performance and consumption. Toyota does not want to announce the price until shortly before the sales start in autumn.

The Toyota presence is rounded off by the IQ special models N-Collection, which will be available from dealers from March.

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