Toyota interested in building performance-oriented hybrids


Toyota interested in building performance-oriented hybrids
  1. Toyota interested in building performance-oriented hybrids
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    Toyota wants to redefine how a hybrid can be perceived—well, maybe how its hybrids can be perceived. The Japanese automaker announced it will introduce a performance-oriented line of hybrid vehicles in the near future. The announcement coincided with the reveal of the Toyota C-HR Hy-Power Concept at the 2017 Frankfurt auto show. “…
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Sean Szymkowski Sep 13, 2017 Toyota C-HR HY-Power concept

Toyota wants to redefine how a hybrid can be perceived—well, maybe how its hybrids can be perceived. The Japanese automaker announced it will introduce a performance-oriented line of hybrid vehicles in the near future. The announcement coincided with the reveal of the Toyota C-HR Hy-Power Concept at the 2017 Frankfurt auto show.

“One [line] will provide the traditional benefits of efficiency and fuel economy, like in the current offer. The second will build on this, adding more power and a more dynamic driving character,” Toyota Europe chief Johan van Zyl, told Automotive News Europe (subscription required).

The C-HR Hy-Power Concept is meant to hint at the direction a new sporty line of hybrids will take. The concept car features Toyota's latest hybrid powertrain and is said to be more powerful than the current C-HR's powertrain. The C-HR is already offered as a hybrid in Europe.

Toyota didn't discuss specifics but did say more information on the sporty hybrid line of cars and the hybrid system itself will be revealed in early 2018. It could be similar to the F Sport packages offered on many vehicles in the U.S., which get suspension upgrades and sporty interior and …

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