Toyota is developing a new SUV and a new MPV and both the cars are likely to get a hybrid powertrain.

Toyota Vitara Brezza
The new SUV will be slotted between the Toyota Brezza and Fortuner

Toyota has a very strong hold of the MPV and SUV segments in India with the Innova Crysta and Fortuner. The Japanese automaker has dominated these segments since more than a decade now, right from the days of the Qualis to the old Innova and old Fortuner.

The company is now said to be developing 2 new products, an MPV and an SUV and these will be slotted below the Innova Crysta and Fortuner respectively. Toyota’s C MPV architecture is in the final stages of approval and could be launched by 2022-23.

The new SUV will be light and fuel efficient and it is expected to carry a price tag between Rs. 15-20 lakhs. The vehicles will use a monocoque or unibody construction and will come with a pure hybrid powertrain.

The new platform is likely to be shared with Maruti Suzuki too and the new MPV has the possibility of being sold as a rebadged Maruti. The new MPV will comply with the CAFE (Corporate Average Fuel Economy) norms.

New Toyota MPV

– New C MPV architecture is being finalised
– New SUV will rival the likes of the Jeep Compass
– Both cars will use a pure hybrid powertrain

Toyota Innova Crysta Road Test
The new MPV will be positioned below the Innova Crysta

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